Anita Chandra
Published October 6, 2017
Updated February 16, 2021

Anita Chandra is the vice president and director of RAND Social and Economic Well-Being and a senior policy researcher at the RAND Corporation. Previously, she was the director of the Justice, Infrastructure and Environment program at the RAND Corporation. Her research focuses on long-term disaster recovery, community resilience, urban planning, child health and development, effects of military deployment and other subjects.

Chandra has been cited by a number of outlets, including NBC, PBS and The Washington Post. Prior to her position as JIE director, she served as director of RAND’s Behavioral and Policy Sciences Department. She earned a DrPH from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.

Expertise: Community resilience, emergency preparedness, disaster recovery, urban planning, mental health and illness, military families, childhood development, community-based health care

Location: Washington, D.C.

Email: media@rand.org

Heard on NPR’s Tell Me More: Military Families Cope With The Stress Of War


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