Margaret A. Maglione

Adjunct Researcher
Off Site Office


B.A. in economics, Columbia University; M.P.P. in public policy, University of Southern California


Margaret Maglione is an adjunct researcher at the RAND Corporation. For many years, she was the associate director of the Southern California Evidence-Based Practice Center (EPC), one of the leading institutions worldwide for the creation of systematic reviews, meta-analyses, and other evidence-based products. She currently specializes in Rapid Reviews for immediate use in policy making.

Maglione has led projects funded by the U.S. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, the Defense Center for Excellence (DCoE) for Psychological Health and Traumatic Brain Injury, the Undersecretary of Defense for Personnel and Readiness, the Health Resources and Services Administration, and various specialty societies and charitable foundations.

Her research topics have been diverse, ranging from systematically assessing the effectiveness of interventions for autism spectrum disorders in children and, with a panel of international experts, developing new guidelines, to assessing the safety of vaccines recommended for routine use in the U.S. She has led several systematic reviews on the effectiveness of complementary and integrative health practices such as mindfulness meditation. Her current RAND project involves training homeopaths and their graduate students to assess the internal, external, and model validity of research studies; the results will inform expert panel recommendations for future research on homeopathy.

Maglione received a B.A. in economics from Columbia University and an M.P.P. in public policy from the University of Southern California.

Concurrent Non-RAND Positions

Resource staff, University of Southern California

Selected Publications

Margaret A. Maglione, Christine Chen, Armenda Bialas, Aneesa Motala, Joan Chang, Olamigoke Akinniranye, and Susanne Hempel, "Combat and operational stress control interventions and PTSD: a systematic review and meta-analysis.," Military medicine, 187(7-8), 2022

Margaret A. Maglione, Christine Chen, Meghan Franco, Mahlet Gizaw, Nima Shahidinia, Sangita Baxi, and Susanne Hempel, "Effect of patient characteristics on posttraumatic stress disorder treatment retention among veterans: A systematic review," Journal of Traumatic Stress, 35(2), 2022

Maglione, Margaret A., Christine Chen, Meghan Franco, Mahlet Gizaw, Nima Shahidinia, Sangita M. Baxi, and Susanne Hempel, Predictors of PTSD Treatment Retention and Response: A Systematic Review, RAND Corporation (RR-4191-OSD), 2022

Maglione, Margaret A., Christine Chen, Armenda Bialas, Aneesa Motala, Joan Chang, Goke Akinniranye, and Susanne Hempel, Stress Control for Military, Law Enforcement, and First Responders: A Systematic Review, RAND Corporation (RR-A119-3), 2021

Honors & Awards

  • 2012 Game Changer of the Year, Pediatrics, MedScape
  • 2007 Gold Medal Award, RAND Corporation