Anna Jean Wirth

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Operations Researcher
Pittsburgh Office

Education

Ph.D. in chemistry, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign; B.S. in chemistry, College of William and Mary

Overview

Anna Jean Wirth is an operations researcher at the RAND Corporation. Building upon a background in the sciences where her Ph.D. work helped bridge the gap between experimental protein folding and simulation, at RAND Wirth has applied her analytic skills to policy research. Her body of work focuses on problems where modeling, simulation, and quantitative data analysis can help inform decision-making, particularly for the U.S. Air Force and the U.S. Coast Guard. She is particularly interested in resource management and the relationship between resource allocation and measures of operational performance. Her recent research highlights include study of how changes to F-35A maintenance force structure impact cost and readiness, and fighter basing options to improve access to training ranges. 

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