Rosanna Smart is an associate economist with the RAND Corporation. Her research is in applied microeconomics, with a focus on issues related to health behaviors, illicit markets, drug policy, gun policy and criminal justice issues. Her work has covered a variety of topics related to the criminal justice system, including funded projects studying student and school factors associated with involvement in the criminal justice system, evaluations of criminal justice policy change and program implementation in Los Angeles, and policy mechanisms to increase labor demand for workers with criminal records. Other work includes estimating the health consequences of increased medical marijuana availability on spillovers to illicit marijuana use by adolescents and mortality related to use of other addictive substances; understanding the evolution and impact of recreational marijuana markets; developing improved measures and methods to assess implementation and impact of state opioid policies; as well as several research projects related to gun policy and firearm violence. She received her Ph.D. in economics from the University of California, Los Angeles.