James R. Broyles

james broyles
Operations Researcher
Santa Monica Office


Ph.D. in industrial engineering, Arizona State University; B.S. in industrial engineering, Arizona State University


James R. Broyles, Ph.D., is an Operations Researcher at the RAND Corporation with interests in military logistics, military personnel, healthcare delivery, stochastic processes, computer simulation, and applied statistics. Broyles leads research on transforming the distribution system for Army soldier clothing and equipment and improving demand forecasting for retail repair parts in the Army Supply Support Activities. His research includes improving Army medical provider readiness during deployments, restructuring the Army background screening process for positions of significant trust and authority applicants, simulating hypothetical Defense Logistics Agency procurement strategies to improve readiness across the Armed Forces, and improving resourcing strategies for Air Force airmen training processes. Broyles' healthcare research includes identifying disparities between forecasted demands and capacity for healthcare services in the Veterans Health Administration, capability based regional disaster planning, and evaluating and improving hospital healthcare delivery. Broyles received his Ph.D. in Industrial Engineering with an emphasis in stochastic operations research and statistics from Arizona State University.