Adjunct Instructor, Institute for Politics and Strategy; Director, Rand, Pittsburgh Office
A quantitative policy analyst at RAND since 1988, Susan S. Everingham has been involved in a diverse array of policy studies, concentrating on the mathematical modeling of complex systems as well as cost-benefit and cost-effectiveness analyses of policy alternatives. She coauthored RAND's 1994 study comparing the cost-effectiveness of various cocaine control strategies and developed the Markov-based model of the demand for cocaine that was used in that research. She also contributed to a number of studies of the criminal justice system and violence prevention. Her current work is focused on supporting the development of defense management institutions in Colombia and other developing countries. She has served in a number of RAND management positions, including as director of a program of research on military personnel policies and a unit focused on international outreach; she has been the director of RAND's Pittsburgh office since October 2008.