RAND Military Workplace Study Scientific Advisory Board

The effort to design, field, analyze, and communicate the results of the 2014 RAND Military Workplace Study was overseen by a multidisciplinary advisory board composed of experts from RAND and external agencies.

MG (Ret.) John Altenburg, J.D.

John D. Altenburg, Jr. is a principal with the Washington D.C. office of Greenberg Traurig, an international law firm with offices in 35 cities. Before joining Greenberg Traurig in 2002 he was a consultant on governance and ethics issues to the President, World Bank Group. He served as the Appointing Authority for Military Commissions from March, 2004 to November, 2006, when he returned to Greenberg Traurig. He had concluded a 28 year Army Judge Advocate career in 2001 as the Deputy Judge Advocate General of the Army with extensive experience in trial advocacy and legal oversight of peacekeeping and combat operations. His military experience includes four years as the Deputy Judge Advocate General of the Army, a principal legal advisor to senior national security leaders on Military Justice, including high profile sex assault cases with national media interest, and two years as the Assistant Judge Advocate General for Military Law and Operations, supervising all government appellate criminal litigation, including to the United State Supreme Court. Between 1988 and 1995, he was the senior lawyer (Staff Judge Advocate) in DoD's two busiest Military Justice jurisdictions, the 1st Armored Division in Germany and the XVIII Airborne Corps at Fort Bragg, North Carolina. He supervised the prosecution of more than 700 cases, including capital cases and numerous high-profile sex assaults. Between 1974 and 1982 he served as prosecutor or defense attorney in 460 felony trials; 260 were jury trials that included 25 homicides (1 capital) and numerous high profile rape/sex assault cases.

David Cantor, Ph.D.

Dr. Cantor is a Vice President in the Survey Methods Unit at Westat, and a research professor at the Joint Program for Survey Methods. He has more than 25 years of experience in designing surveys and evaluating the impact of social policy in the areas of crime and population. Dr. Cantor has designed and evaluated data collection methods for number of national surveillance surveys such as Current Expenditure Survey, the National Survey of Youth in Custody, the Health Information National Trends Survey, the Current Population Survey, and the Survey of Income and Program Participation. He has been a lecturer in statistical methods at both the undergraduate and graduate levels and currently teaches courses on data collection methods and questionnaire design. He has wide experience designing victimization surveys. He is the principal investigator on a survey collecting data on rape and sexual assault among juveniles in residential placement. He has a long history of working with the National Crime Victimization Survey (NCVS) as both an analyst and survey methodologist. As an analyst he has published a number of papers examining risks associated with victimization. As a survey methodologist, he has published papers related to many aspects of the NCVS design, including the reference period, time-in-sample, respondent selection and the questionnaire. He is currently leading a project that is testing alternative methods for collecting data on rape and sexual assault on the NCVS.

Tom Grieger, M.D., D.F.A.P.A.

Dr. Grieger is a board certified clinical and forensic psychiatrist who retired from the Navy in 2007. In addition to his current clinical duties at a Maryland state psychiatric hospital he maintains a private forensic psychiatry practice specializing in military legal matters. In the past 15 years he has been appointed as a consultant and/or expert witness in over 150 military courts martial. The majority of his court cases have involved allegations of sexual assault or other inappropriate sexual behaviors, often in situations where alcohol or other intoxicants were involved. He is well versed in the legal standards used in defining such crimes. He is also familiar with the literature associated with past attempts to quantify incident rates of sexual assaults and sexual harassment in military and civilian settings and the problems associated with those studies. Dr. Grieger was a full time faculty member in the Department of Psychiatry at the Uniformed Services University from 1993 until 2007. He has developed and executed numerous survey studies among various military and civilian populations and is familiar with the challenges of population selection, sampling bias, data analysis, and limitations of data interpretation.

Colonel Dawn D. Hankins

Colonel Dawn D. Hankins is the Chief, Special Victims' Counsel (SVC) Division, United States Air Force Legal Operations Agency. She is responsible for developing policies and procedures for the Air Force's SVC Program and provides professional oversight for 40 part-time and 24 full-time judge advocates serving as SVCs in 22 locations worldwide. SVCs provide legal advice and representation to sexual assault victims throughout the investigation and prosecution processes. Colonel Hankins entered active duty as an Air Force judge advocate in June 1995. She has served as a wing staff judge advocate, deployed staff judge advocate, deputy staff judge advocate, major command staff officer, area defense counsel, and legal advisor for two Aircraft Accident Investigation Boards and for the Air Expeditionary Force Battlelab. Colonel Hankins' major awards and decorations include the Meritorious Service Award with three oak leaf clusters, the Iraqi Campaign Medal, the Korea Defense Service Medal, the Air Force Expeditionary Service Ribbon with Gold Border, the 2011 Air Combat Command Legal Office of the Year award, the 2005 Air Force Space Command Outstanding Judge Advocate of the Year, and the 1997 Twelfth Air Force Outstanding Judge Advocate of the Year award. Colonel Hankins earned her J.D., summa cum laude, in 1994 from Syracuse University College of Law, and her B.A., magna cum laude, from Louisiana State University. She is admitted to practice law before the State of New York Supreme Court, Appellate Division, Third Judicial Department and the United States Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces.

Dean Kilpatrick, Ph.D. *

Dean G. Kilpatrick, Ph.D. is a Distinguished University Professor of Clinical Psychology at the Medical University of South Carolina who has achieved international recognition for his work in the area of traumatic stress with particular emphasis on victims of sexual assault, other violent crimes, disasters, and terrorism. He and his colleagues at the National Crime Victims Research and Treatment Center have conducted several extramurally-funded national studies of exposure to potentially traumatic events among U.S. adolescents and adults with particular emphasis on how such events increase risk of PTSD and related disorders. Kilpatrick has received several national awards for his work including the 1990 President's Award for Outstanding Contribution to Victims of Crime, the 2007 U.S. Congressional Victim's Rights Caucus Allied Professional Award for Promoting Crime Victims' Rights, Services and Needs in the Mental Health Field, the 2007 American Psychological Association Division of Trauma Psychology Distinguished Scientific Contributions Award, and the 2008 International Society of Traumatic Stress Studies Lifetime Achievement Award. Kilpatrick is a Past President of the International Society of Traumatic Stress Studies. He is Director of the National Crime Victims Research and Treatment Center and serves as the Vice-Chair for Research and Research Administration within the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences. He is a founding member, and current President, of South Carolina's oldest rape crisis center, People Against Rape (established in 1974). He is also a member of the Board of Directors for the prestigious Menninger Foundation. He has provided invited testimony to several committees of the U.S. House of Representatives and U.S. Senate about a variety of trauma-related issues. He was Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Traumatic Stress from 1997-2005 and has served on two Institute of Medicine Committees of the National Academy of Sciences. He also served on the CDC Sexual Violence Surveillance: Uniform Definitions and Recommended Data Elements panels in 2002 and 2010. In October 2013 he was appointed as the Subject Matter Expert and Portfolio Manager for the psychological health portion of the Resilience and Behavioral Health Portfolio at the US Army Medical Research and Material Command/Telemedicine and Advanced Technology Research Center (TATRC) at Fort Detrick Maryland. He also serves as a Subject Matter Expert Technical Support member for the Air Force Sexual Assault Prevention and Response Program (SAPR). He has authored over 200 peer reviewed publications in the scientific literature as well as numerous other book chapters and technical reports.

Roderick J. Little, Ph.D.

Roderick J. Little is Richard D. Remington Distinguished University Professor of Biostatistics at the University of Michigan, where he also holds appointments in the Department of Statistics and the Institute for Social Research. From 2010-21012 he was the inaugural Associate Director for Research and Methodology and Chief Scientist at the U.S. Census Bureau. He has over 250 publications, notably on methods for the analysis of data with missing values and model-based survey inference, and the application of statistics to diverse scientific areas, including medicine, demography, economics, psychiatry, aging and the environment. Little is an elected member of the International Statistical Institute, a Fellow of the American Statistical Association and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and a member of the Institute of Medicine of the U.S. National Academies. In 2005, Little was awarded the American Statistical Association's Wilks Medal for research contributions, and he gave the President's Invited Address at the Joint Statistical Meetings. He was the COPSS Fisher Lecturer at the 2012 Joint Statistics Meetings.

Laura Miller, Ph.D.

Dr. Laura Miller is a military sociologist at RAND. For more than 20 years she has conducted research at over 30 stateside military installations and in overseas operations. Her research topics include the deployment experiences of military personnel, military culture and organization, gender integration, civil-military relations, and the health and well-being of military personnel and their families. Dr. Miller has served on numerous advisory boards and task forces, including as a member of the Congressionally-mandated Task Force on Sexual Harassment and Violence at the Military Service Academies (2004-2005) and the Congressionally-mandated Panel to Investigate Sexual Misconduct at the Air Force Academy (2003). Miller received her Ph.D. in sociology from Northwestern University.

Sharon Smith, Ph.D.

Dr. Sharon Smith is a behavioral scientist in the Surveillance Branch in the Division of Violence Prevention (DVP) at the CDC where she has worked since 2005. During this time, she served as a core member of the survey design team for the National Intimate Partner and Sexual Violence Survey (NISVS). In her position, she acts as a subject matter expert for sexual violence, stalking, and intimate partner homicide, provides consultation on survey studies throughout DVP, and conducts research. Her current projects are focused on sexual violence and health and the commercial sexual exploitation of children. She completed her Ph.D. in Community Psychology from Georgia State University.

Amy E. Street, Ph.D. *

Dr. Street is a clinical psychologist and the Acting Director of the Women's Health Sciences Division of the National Center for PTSD, which focuses on the special issues of women and PTSD including pioneering research on the psychological impact of military service on women Veterans. The Division is housed at VA Boston Healthcare System. She is also an Associate Professor in the Department of Psychiatry at Boston University School of Medicine. Dr. Street has an active program of research investigating experiences of sexual harassment and sexual assault among military populations. Her research also investigates gender differences in traumatic stress exposure and stress-related disorders, with a focus on combat deployment stressors. Her research has received funding from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs and the U.S. National Institutes of Health and has been published in numerous peer-review journals.

Terri Tanielian, M.A. *

Terri Tanielian is a senior social research analyst at RAND. Her research interests include military and veteran health policy; military suicide; military sexual assault; and psychological and behavioral effects of combat, terrorism, and disasters. She formerly directed RAND's Center for Military Health Policy Research, overseeing RAND's diverse military health research portfolio. Tanielian was co–study director for RAND's seminal study Invisible Wounds of War: Psychological and Cognitive Injuries, Their Consequences, and Services to Assist Recovery (2008: RAND), the first non-governmental assessment of the psychological, emotional, and cognitive consequences of deployment to Iraq and Afghanistan. She also completed a congressionally mandated evaluation of a TRICARE demonstration to expand access to mental health counselors. In addition she recently co-lead a new study to assess the magnitude of military and veteran caregiving in the US, and leads several other RAND studies including the Deployment Life Study, a prospective longitudinal study of military families across the deployment cycle. She also leads a study examining community based models for expanding mental health care for returning veterans and their families under the Welcome Back Veterans Initiative. Tanielian has published numerous peer-reviewed articles and serves as an associate editor for Psychiatric Services. She has served on many advisory committees related to veteran mental health policy. Tanielian has a M.A. in psychology from the American University.

Roger Tourangeau

Roger Tourangeau, Ph.D., is a Vice President and Associate Director at Westat. Before joining Westat in 2011, he was Research Professor at the University of Michigan's Survey Research Center and the Director of the Joint Program in Survey Methodology at the University of Maryland. He has been a survey methodologist for more than 30 years. He is an author on more than 70 research articles, most of them on survey methods issues. He is the lead author of a recent book on web survey design (The Science of Web Surveys) with Fred Conrad and Mick Couper, published by Oxford University Press this year. His earlier book (The Psychology of Survey Response, with Lance Rips and Kenneth Rasinski) received the 2006 Book Award from the American Association for Public Opinion Research. Dr. Tourangeau recently designed a series of surveys with Stanley Presser and Gary LaFree tracking public opinion on terrorism and efforts to prevent terrorist attacks. In 2002, he received the Helen Dinerman Award, the highest honor given by the World Association for Public Opinion Research. He was also elected a Fellow of the American Statistical Association in 1999. In 2006, he served as the chair of the Survey Research Methods Section of the American Statistical Association. He has a Ph.D. in Psychology from Yale University. He is the founding co-editor of the Journal of Survey Statistics and Methodology.

Veronica Venture, J.D.

Veronica Venture joined CRCL in 2011 as the Deputy Officer and DHS EEO Director, bringing significant expertise and experience with the federal equal employment opportunity (EEO) process and diversity management—particularly as it relates to law enforcement. Ms. Venture comes from the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), where she served as the EEO Officer for nine years. Prior to her work with the FBI, she served for 12 years at the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC)—beginning as a law clerk, and subsequently holding positions as a trial attorney, administrative judge, Acting Area Director of the San Diego Field Office, Special Assistant to the Chair, and finally, EEO Director for the EEOC's own EEO office. Ms. Venture holds a B.A. from Connecticut College, and a J.D. from the Washington College of Law at American University.

* Three members of the Scientific Advisory Board were so extensively involved in the development of the survey instrument that we also list them as full Instrument Design team members.