Sarah Weilant

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Senior Policy Analyst
Washington Office


M.P.P. in public policy, American University


Sarah Weilant is a senior policy analyst at the RAND Corporation. Her research addresses populations in need in communities and organizations through analysis of health, infrastructure and environment, resilience, education, workforce development and national security issues using mixed-methods analysis. Weilant engages with strategic decisionmakers, designs analytic frameworks, facilitates workshops, and provides project leadership and management. She conducts primary data collection in the United States, Southeast Asia, and Africa. Bringing her multidisciplinary background to her research, prior to RAND, she worked with the Peace Corps as an agriculture extension agent in Senegal, followed by work with the International Rescue Committee in refugee resettlement. Weilant holds a Master's degree in public policy from American University's School of Public Affairs, and a B.A. in French from Michigan State University.

Selected Publications

Weilant, Sarah, Aaron Strong, and Benjamin M. Miller, Incorporating Resilience into Transportation Planning and Assessment, RAND (RR-3038-TRB), 2019

Brown, Ryan Andrew, Todd C. Helmus, Rajeev Ramchand, Alina I. Palimaru, Sarah Weilant, Ashley L. Rhoades, and Liisa Hiatt, Violent Extremism in America: Interviews with Former Extremists and Their Families on Radicalization and Deradicalization, Santa Monica, CA: RAND Corporation (RR-A1071-1), 2021

Curry Hall, Kimberly, Kirsten M. Keller, David Schulker, Sarah Weilant, Katherine L. Kidder, and Nelson Lim, Improving Gender Diversity in the U.S. Coast Guard, RAND Corporation (RR-2770-DHS), 2019

Moore, Melinda, Laura J. Faherty, Shira H. Fischer, Kathryn E. Bouskill, Julie DaVanzo, Claude Messan Setodji, Bill Gelfeld, Emily Hoch, Luke J. Matthews, Sarah Weilant, Michele Abbott, Gabriela Armenta, Rouslan I. Karimov, Adeyemi Okunogbe, Uzaib Saya, a, Evaluation of Two Programs Supporting Global Family Planning Data Needs, RAND Corporation (RR-2112), 2018

Bond, Craig A., Aaron Strong, Nicholas Burger and Sarah Weilant, Guide to the Resilience Dividend Valuation Model, RAND Corporation (RR-2130), 2017

Alexander D. Rothenberg, Arya Gaduh, Nicholas E. Burger, Charina Chazali, Indrasari Tjandraningsih, Rini Radikun, Cole Sutera, Sarah Weilant, "Rethinking Indonesia’s Informal Sector," World Development, 80, 2016

Sarah Weilant, Collaborative Disaster Preparedness: Vietnam, the United States, and Regional Experiences (Proceedings from Da Nang, Vietnam, August 18–20, 2015), RAND Corporation (CF-337), 2016

Tamara Dubowitz1, Christopher Nelson, Sarah Weilant, Jennifer Sloan, Andy Bogart, Carolyn Miller and Anita Chandra, "Factors related to health civic engagement: results from the 2018 National Survey of Health Attitudes to understand progress towards a Culture of Health," BMC Public Health, 2020