Ryan Andrew Brown

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Senior Researcher; Co-Director, Center for Qualtitative and Mixed Methods; Professor, Pardee RAND Graduate School
Santa Monica Office


Ph.D. in anthropology, Emory University; M.A. in anthropology, Emory University; B.A. in anthropology, University of North Carolina

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Ryan Andrew Brown is a Senior Researcher at the RAND Corporation, focusing on counter-terrorism and national security, military health and workforce issues, and health risk behaviors among rural and other marginalized populations. He co-directs the Center for Qualitative and Mixed Methods at RAND, which sponsors innovation and development of novel analytic methods for text, social media, and other semi-structured data. Brown is currently working on studies focused on: (a) Army demand for a civilian expeditionary force based on future warfare scenarios, (b) developing measures of effectiveness for Special Operations, (c) behavioral health care access for rural and remote service members, and (d) social media analysis for the Department of Homeland Security.

Recent Projects

  • Disrupting Global Transit Hubs
  • Metaphor Program Thematic Analysis Task
  • Availability and Efficacy of Military Culture-Appropriate Psychological Health Treatment for Geographically Remote Service Members and their Families
  • Building an Inter-Disciplinary Network on Culture and HIV Risk Perception
  • Motivational Interviewing and Culture for Urban Native American Youth