Rosanna Smart is an associate economist at the RAND Corporation. Her research is in applied microeconomics, with a focus on issues related to health behaviors, illicit markets, drug policy, and criminal justice. Her work has covered a variety of issues 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; the evolution of recreational marijuana markets; implementation and impact of state opioid policies; as well as research related to gun policy and firearm violence. She received her Ph.D. in economics from the University of California, Los Angeles.