Amy L. Shearer

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Behavioral Scientist
Santa Monica Office


PhD in applied psychology, Portland State University


Amy Shearer, Ph.D, is a behavioral scientist at the RAND Corporation. She is a community psychologist interested in mental health, housing, homelessness, and community predictors of well-being. Her methodological skills include process and outcome evaluations of mental health and housing programs. She has co-led projects aimed at improving legal processes and identifying innovative services for homeless adults with mental illness. She is experienced in conducting expert panels, survey research and focus groups with vulnerable populations. Her recent work improves the capacity of communities to implement and evaluate violence prevention and resilience programs using RAND’s Getting To Outcomes approach.