Brian Briscombe

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Senior Quantitative Analyst
Washington Office


M.A. in economics, University of California, San Diego


Brian Briscombe is a senior quantitative analyst at the RAND Corporation. He has extensive experience conducting research and analysis, writing complex reports, and managing projects. Before coming to RAND, Briscombe served as senior economist for the USAID Health Policy Project. Before that, he served as a senior economic analyst at the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency (CIA).

At RAND, Briscombe often works as a project manager, cost analyst, and Excel spreadsheet programmer on DHS, DoD, and health care projects. He has served as project manager for the Hospital Price Transparency Project, HHS-funded studies on the U.S. Blood and Cord Blood Systems, and has worked on projects for CMS, CalMHSA, DHS, DoD/OSD, Bright Corners, Truven/HCUP, and Veterans Affairs (VA). Briscombe received his M.A. in economics from the University of California, San Diego. 

Previous Positions

CIA Economic Analyst; USAID Contractor

Recent Projects

  • Towards a Sustainable Blood System in the United States
  • U.S. Umbillical Cord Blood Study
  • Housing for Health Project
  • Cost Benefit Analysis of 3 Mental Health Programs
  • Hospital Price Transparency Study

Honors & Awards

  • RAND Silver Medal Award, RAND Corporation


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