Francesca Pillemer

Senior Policy Analyst
Washington Office


Ph.D. in health policy, Harvard University; M.P.P. in public policy and management, Carnegie Mellon University


Francesca Pillemer is a senior policy analyst at the RAND Corporation. Her research interests span health care and public health, including policy translation, public health preparedness, vaccines, military health, sexual/reproductive health, health IT, and global health.

Pillemer also supports public sector (contract) procurement, and can be reached by prospective clients and partner organizations for assistance in working with RAND in this space.

Pillemer earned a Doctorate in health policy from Harvard University, a Master's degree in public policy from Carnegie Mellon University, and a B.A. in international relations from Franklin College Switzerland in Lugano, Switzerland. She trained as a post-doctoral fellow at the RAND-University of Pittsburgh Health Institute.

Recent Projects

  • Assessment of Veterans Health Care System
  • Developing a Hospital Surge Assessment/Exercise
  • Treatment of Active Duty Servicemembers with Mild Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Pilot Test of the Coverage to Care Initiative
  • Evaluation of the Cities Readiness Initiative