Toyya Pujol-Mitchell

Toyya Pujol-Mitchell
Operations Researcher
Washington Office


Ph.D. in industrial engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology-Main Campus; M.S. in statistics, Georgia Institute of Technology-Main Campus; M.S. in operations research, Northeastern University; B.S. in management science, Massachusetts Institute of Technology


Toyya Pujol (she/her) is an operations researcher at the RAND Corporation. Her work is in health data science with an emphasis on maternal health, mental health (including substance abuse), and health disparities. Her skillset includes statistics, machine learning, and network science. Previous research projects include evaluating contraception trends for women with chronic health conditions, assessing the impact of teen pregnancy on infant outcomes using claims data, developing a double robust machine learning method for difference-in-differences study design, and estimation of edge weights for health care networks. Before her Ph.D., she worked as a cost analyst for the Air Force including positions at AFCAA, Hanscom AFB, and LA AFB.