Lisa Pelled Colabella is a senior operations researcher at RAND. She has led projects on Army logistics topics (e.g., fleet management, operating & support cost estimating, sustainment data quality, equipping strategy, and implications of emerging technologies) as well as projects for the Air Force and other DoD organizations on system acquisition costs, business intelligence, and supply chain health. In addition to leading projects, she has served as a team member contributing to a variety of other projects on Army logistics, personnel, and training; Air Force acquisition and workforce management; and homeland security technology and staffing. Colabella also spent three years at the Air Force Space and Missile Systems Center (SMC), where she developed space system cost estimating guidance and conducted research on cost estimating techniques. Before joining RAND in 2000, Colabella served on the faculty of the University of Southern California, where she taught courses and conducted studies in the field of organizational behavior and received the Department of Management and Organization’s first annual Excellence in Research Award.
Colabella holds a Ph.D. in Industrial Engineering from Stanford University, an M.S. in Operations Research from Stanford University, and a B.S. in Systems Engineering from the University of Virginia.
Dalzell, S., Schnaubelt, C.M., Linick, M.E., Gulden, T.R., Colabella, L.P., Straus, S.G., Sladden, J., Jensen, R., Olson, M., Donohue, A.G., Hastings, J.L., Reininger, H., and Speed, P., Main Command Post-Operational Detachments (MCP-ODs) and Division Headquarters Readiness, RAND Corporation (RR-2615), 2019
Colabella, Lisa Pelled, Aimee Bower, Lionel A. Galway, Ellen M. Pint, and Jason Eng, Measuring the Value of Renewal: Age, Operational Tempo, Deployment, and Reset Effects on the Readiness and Maintenance Costs of Army Vehicles, RAND Corporation (DB-648-A), 2013
Colabella, Lisa Pelled, Aimee Bower, Rick Eden, Eric Peltz, Matthew W. Lewis, and Kevin O'Neill, Equipment Sustainment Data in Standard Army Management Information Systems: Needs, Gaps, and Opportunities, RAND Corporation (DB-643-A), 2012
Pint, E., Adams, J., Colabella, L., & Sleeper, S., Improving Recapitalization Planning: Toward a Fleet Management Model for the High-Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled Vehicle, RAND Corporation (TR-464), 2008
Butler, Dwayne M., Angelena Bohman, Lisa Pelled Colabella, Julia A. Thompson, Michael Shurkin, Stephan B. Seabrook, Rebecca Jensen, and Christina Bartol Burnett, Comprehensive Analysis of Strategic Force Generation Challenges in the Australian Army, RAND Corporation (RR-2382-AUS), 2018