Tepring Piquado

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Physical Scientist; Professor and Inclusion, Diversity, and Equity Advisor (IDEA), Pardee RAND Graduate School
Santa Monica Office


Ph.D., M.S. in neuroscience, Brandeis University; B.S. in computer science, Georgetown University


Tepring Piquado is a physical scientist at the RAND Corporation and a professor at the Pardee RAND Graduate School. She is also the inclusion, diversity, and equity advisor (IDEA) at Pardee RAND.

Her research spans a variety of topics including military to civilian work transitions, patient care after TBI and stroke, biological factors of suicide, program evaluations and opportunities to foster diversity, equity and inclusion. Prior to joining RAND, her research focus was on language comprehension and retention in older adults. Piquado worked as a consultant at the California State Capitol for the Senate Human Services Committee where she focused on poverty, welfare, and foster care issues. She also served as a senatorial legislative assistant within the area of mental health services.

She received her Ph.D. in neuroscience from Brandeis University and her B.S. in computer science from Georgetown University. 

Pardee RAND Graduate School Courses

Honors & Awards

  • Mentor of the Year Award, Engineering and Applied Sciences