Adam C. Resnick

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Senior Operations Researcher; Faculty Member, Pardee RAND Graduate School
Pittsburgh Office


Ph.D. in industrial engineering, University of Wisconsin; M.S. in industrial engineering, University of Wisconsin; B.A. in mathematics, University of Pennsylvania


Adam C. Resnick is a senior operations researcher at the RAND Corporation. His research applies quantitative analysis to policy issues in resource management, defense strategy and planning, health care access and satisfaction, supply chain management and logistics, military force structure and capability development, military investment in science and technology, and major disaster response. Resnick's publications include: Logistics analysis of Puerto Rico [hurricane recovery]; Optimizing Army medical materiel strategy; How Deployments Affect the Capacity and Utilization of Army Treatment Facilities; and Developing Navy Capability to Recover Forces in Chemical, Biological, and Radiological Hazard Environments. Resnick also teaches management science at Carnegie Mellon University, and has previously taught at the University of California – Los Angeles, Yonsei University (Seoul, Korea), and the University of Wisconsin – Madison.

Resnick earned his Ph.D. and M.S. from the Industrial Engineering department at the University of Wisconsin – Madison, and holds a B.A. from the Mathematics department at the University of Pennsylvania.

Recent Projects

  • Army Medical Logistics Resourcing and Planning
  • National Critical Functions COVID-19 Risk Assessment
  • Mobilization and Power Projection
  • United States Virgin Islands Hurricane Recovery Planning
  • Puerto Rico Economic & Disaster Recovery Plan: Integration & Analytic Support


  • COVID-19 vaccine in a medical syringes at IU Health Bloomington, in Bloomington, Indiana, December 18, 2020, photo by Jeremy Hogan / SOPA Images/Sipa USA/Reuters

    Getting COVID-19 Vaccines to Pennsylvania Residents

    Pennsylvania state and county health departments have a number of options that could speed the delivery of COVID-19 vaccines to make sure Pennsylvania residents at high risk for severe COVID-19 outcomes are vaccinated as soon as possible.

    Jan 19, 2021 Pittsburgh Post-Gazette