Terri Tanielian is a senior social research analyst at the RAND Corporation and leading national expert in military and veteran health policy. Tanielian co-led RAND’s seminal 2008 study Invisible Wounds of War: Psychological and Cognitive Injuries, Their Consequences, and Services to Assist Recovery as well as the 2014 study of military and veteran caregivers titled Hidden Heroes: America’s Military Caregivers. She has conducted several assessments of issues facing veterans living in Detroit, Massachusetts and New York State.
She leads several other RAND studies including the Deployment Life Study, a study of military families across the deployment cycle, and a study examining community based models for expanding mental health care for veterans and their families under the Welcome Back Veterans Initiative.
Tanielian has published numerous peer-reviewed articles, book chapters, and serves on many advisory committees related to veteran mental health policy. She has a M.A. in psychology from the American University.
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