Susan M. Sohler Everingham

Susan M. Sohler Everingham
Senior Operations Researcher


M.A. in applied mathematics, University of California, Los Angeles; B.A. in mathematics and biology, Williams College

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Susan Sohler Everingham, a senior operations researcher at RAND, has been involved in a diverse array of policy studies since joining RAND in 1988.

Her research includes mathematical modeling of complex systems as well as cost-benefit and cost-effectiveness analyses of policy alternatives; she coauthored a RAND study that compared various cocaine control strategies and developed the Markov-based model of the demand for cocaine that was used in that research. She has also contributed to a number of studies of the criminal justice system and of violence prevention, as well as evaluations of workforce management policies. Her current work supports U.S. Department of Defense efforts to improve defense management in developing countries around the globe, and she is co-leading several projects on security cooperation. She is also participating in a project that aims to improve human resource management in the Department of Homeland Security.

Everingham has served in a number of RAND management positions, including operations manager for a national security research division, director of a program of research on military personnel policies, director of a unit focused on international outreach and business development, director of RAND's Pittsburgh office, and director of a corporate unit promoting innovation across the institution.

Everingham earned her M.A. in applied mathematics from the University of California, Los Angeles.



Recent Media Appearances

Interviews: Pittsburgh Business Times; Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Commentary: Newsweek; p4 Blog; Pittsburgh Business Times; Pittsburgh Post-Gazette