Tepring Piquado

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Senior Policy Researcher; Neuroscientist; Professor and Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Advisor, 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 senior policy researcher at RAND Corporation, and professor and diversity, equity and inclusion advisor at Pardee RAND graduate school.

She leads complex, multi-site and multi-disciplinary projects to provide evidence-based guidance to federal, state and local decision-makers. She has published across a wide range of topics including traumatic brain injury, military blast injury emerging technologies, human-machine systems, the use of DNA sequencing in familial searches, and military-to-civilian workforce transitions. Piquado engages with diverse stakeholders to develop actionable solutions to pressing issues including economic recovery, workforce development, homelessness, housing and public health. Additionally, she has worked consistently with institutional leaders to provide outcome-based solutions that advance diversity, equity, and inclusion.

Piquado earned her Ph.D. and M.S. in neuroscience from Brandeis University and B.S. in computer science from Georgetown University.

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Honors & Awards

  • Mentor of the Year Award, Engineering and Applied Sciences