As the United States grapples with how to prevent mass shootings, state governments might be best positioned to take the lead on long-term, sustainable efforts that prevent targeted violence.
Jun 13, 2022
Katya Migacheva (she/her) is a social scientist at the RAND Corporation. She has a passion for connecting social science and application and bringing research to inform the urgent challenges of today. Migacheva has conducted work both within the United States and internationally and applied her diverse methodological and subject matter expertise to research and program evaluations in the domains of violence prevention, societies in transition, diversity, equity, and inclusion, education, criminal justice, and international relations. In her current position at RAND, Migacheva leads multidisciplinary research teams, contributes to business development, liaises between researchers and policy stakeholders, and serves as a faculty member at the Pardee RAND Graduate School. Prior to RAND, Migacheva served as a Senior Fellow on the Tom Lantos Human Rights Commission in the U.S. Congress, where she managed a diverse international portfolio, developed legislation, liaised with international NGOs, and elevated social scientific voices to inform foreign and domestic policies. Migacheva holds a Ph.D. in social psychology with the concentration in psychology of peace and violence from the University of Massachusetts in Amherst.