Annette Prieto

Technical Analyst
Washington Office


Master of Science in biodefense, George Mason University; Bachelor of Science in microbiology and immunology, University of Miami


Annette Prieto is a technical analyst at the RAND Corporation. Her scope of expertise ranges from global health security and biodefense strategy to CBRN terrorism and weapons of mass destruction. Prieto's latest research covers a broad range of policy and security related issues including biodefense policy, the spread of anti-vaccine attitudes on social media, military operations in a CBRN environment, homeland security, and military interoperability. She is also a member of the Next Generation Global Health Security Network (NextGen) where she helps to develop and explore emerging ideas in the fields of global health, biosecurity, and biodefense. Prieto received her M.S. in Biodefense from George Mason University and her B.S. in Microbiology and Immunology from the University of Miami. 

Selected Publications

Natasha Lander, Gene Germanovich, Gabrielle Tarini, John Gordon IV, Edward Geist, Will Quinn, Annette Prieto, Derek Eaton, Emily Yoder, Brandon Corbin, Toward a Nuclear Mindset: Reinvigorating the U.S. Army’s Ability to Survive and Operate in a Nuclear Environment, RAND Corporation (RR-A794-2), 2022 (forthcoming)

Piquado, Tepring, Stephanie Brooks Holliday, Samantha McBirney, Thomas E. Trail, Annette Prieto, Charles A. Goldman, Rachana Seelam, Kelsey O'Hollaren, and Aaron Kofner, Among Black Americans, Is Military Service Associated with Better Quality of Life?RAND Corporation (RR-A1202-1), 2022