Heather Krull

Heather Krull
Director, Personnel, Training, and Health program, RAND Arroyo Center; Senior Economist
Off Site Office


Ph.D. in economics, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill; B.A. in economics and mathematics, St. Norbert College


Heather Krull is the director of the RAND Arroyo Center's Personnel, Training, and Health program, and a senior economist at the RAND Corporation. Her research spans military recruiting, retention, and health policy topics. She has led a number of studies related to the joint Department of Defense/Department of Veterans Affairs disability evaluation system. Other work includes assessments of how traumatic brain injury and mental health are treated in the military health system, options for maintaining clinical proficiency for future deployments among military providers, developing competencies for providers who rehabilitate service members and veterans who have experienced amputation, and examining readiness patterns among those who transfer from the active component to the reserve component. Krull also led an assessment of the current and projected health care needs of patients served by Veterans Affairs, a requirement of the Veterans Access, Choice, and Accountability Act of 2014. She earned her B.A. in economics and mathematics from St. Norbert College and her Ph.D. in economics from the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill.

Recent Projects

  • Interrelationships Among Disability Evaluation and Accession Medical Standards
  • Options for Maintaining Deployment Clinical Proficiency During Peacetime
  • Current and Projected Characteristics and Unique Health Care Needs of the Patient Population Served by the Department of Veterans Affairs
  • Leveraging Technology to Enhance the Effectiveness of Army Recruiting by Connecting with America’s Youth
  • Validation Analysis of the Federal Air Marshal Staffing Requirements for the Federal Air Marshal Service

Selected Publications

Eibner, Christine, Heather Krull, Kristine M. Brown, Matthew Cefalu, Andrew Mulcahy, Michael S. Pollard, Kanaka D. Shetty, David M. Adamson, Ernesto F. L. Amaral, Philip Armour, Trinidad Beleche, Olena Bogdan, Jaime L. Hastings, Kandice A. Kapinos, Amii M, Current and Projected Characteristics and Unique Health Care Needs of the Patient Population Served by the Department of Veterans Affairs, RAND Corporation (RR-RR-1165z1-VA), 2015

Farmer, Carrie, Heather Krull, Thomas W. Concannon, Molly Simmons, Francesca Pillemer, Teague Ruder, Andrew Parker, Maulik Purohit, Liisa Hiatt, Benjamin Batorsky, and Kimberly A. Hepner, Understanding treatment of mild traumatic brain injury in the Military Health System, RAND Corporation (RR-RR-844-OSD), 2016