Lisa Wagner

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Senior Policy Analyst
Washington Office


M.A. in psychology, American University; M.S. in justice, law, and society, American University


Lisa Wagner (she/her) is a senior policy analyst at the RAND Corporation. She specializes in developing and conducting evaluations and managing large, complex projects.  Wagner specializes in the use of large and complex data sets, with a focus on domestic violence, sexual assault, and HIV. Her work at RAND has focused on HIV/HCV co-infection, sexual assault and climate in the Air Force, HIV and homelessness, the use of predictive models in law enforcement and detention, and the technology needs of small, rural, tribal, and border criminal justice agencies. Wagner received both her M.S. in justice, law, and society and her M.A. in psychology from American University.  Wagner completed her undergraduate work at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill.

Previous Positions

Research Associate, Justice Research and Statistics Association; Research Fellow, Army Research Institute for the Behavioral and Social Science

Recent Projects

  • Independent Analysis and Recommendations on Domestic Abuse in the Armed Forces
  • National School District Panel
  • Independent Evaluation of the New York State (NYS) Health and Recover Plans (HARP) Program and Self-Directed Care (SDC) Pilot Program
  • Jurisdictional Approach to Curing Hepatitis C
  • Abuse and Misconduct in the Training Environment

Selected Publications

Abbott, M., McBain, R.K., Wagner, L., and Liu, H. H., "Cost evaluation of integrating local HIV and housing data to facilitate service coordination in four demonstration sites," AIDS Care (2021), 2021

Bogart, L.M., Towe, V.L., Storholm, E.D, Wagner, L., Weir, R., Woody, S., Robilotto, S., "Associations of HCV knowledge and medical mistrust with being screened for HCV and offered HCV treatment among people with HIV," Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved, 32(2), 2021

Towe, Vivian L.; Bogart, Laura M.; McBain, Ryan K.; Wagner, Lisa.; Stevens, Clare.; Fischer, Shira H.; MacCarthy, Sarah., "Mixed-methods study of integration of housing and medical data systems for enhanced service coordination of people with HIV," International Journal of Care Coordination, 23(Issue 1), 2020

Miller, L. L.; Keller, K.; Wagner, L.; Marcellino, W.; Donohue, A.G.; Greathouse, S.M.; Matthews, M.; Ayer, L., Air Force sexual assault situations, settings, offender behaviors, RAND (RR-1589-AF), 2018

Hollywood, J.S.; Woods, D.; Goodison, S.E.; Lauland, A.; Wagner, L.; Wilson, T.J.; Jackson, B.A., Fostering innovation in U.S. law enforcement: identifying high-priority technology and other needs for improving law enforcement operations and outcomes, RAND (RR-1814-NIJ), 2017

Saunders, Jessica M.; Cahill, Meagan.; Morral, Andrew R.; Leuschner, Kristin.; Midgette, Gregory.; Hollywood, John.; Matsuda, Mauri.; Wagner, Lisa.; Taylor, Jirka., The Justice Innovation Center: identifying the needs and challenges of criminal justice agencies in small, rural, tribal, and border areas, RAND Corporation (RR-1479-NIJ), 2016

Brian A. Jackson; Vivian Lau Towe; Lisa Wagner; Priscillia Hunt; Sarah Greathouse; John S. Hollywood, "Managing Officer Behavioural Risk Using Early Intervention Systems: Addressing System Design Challenges for Law Enforcement and Corrections Environments," Policing, 11(1), 2016

Liu, H., Breslau, J., Rennane, S., Wagner, L., Chen, A., Alvarado, G., Estrada-Darley, I., Dick, A.W., Independent evaluation of the New York State 1115 waiver amendment: the Children's Design (RR-A782-1)