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 is a senior policy analyst at the RAND Corporation. She specializes in the use of large and complex data sets, with a focus on domestic violence, sexual assault, and HIV. She has published numerous research briefs and reports and presented research at a variety of conferences. Her current work includes research on 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 her M.S. in justice, law, and society from American University and her M.A. in psychology from American University.  Wagner completed her undergraduate work at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill.

Recent Projects

  • Jurisdictional Approach to Curing Hepatitis C
  • Addressing HIV Care: Ryan White and HOPWA Data Integration
  • Abuse and Misconduct in the Training Environment
  • Identifying the Highest Priority Criminal Justice Technology Needs
  • Development and Implementation of PMIS for a Jail Environment

Selected Publications

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