Marek N. Posard is a sociologist at the RAND Corporation. His primary areas of research focus on social problems in military organization, including topics on women in the military, military families, recruitment of service members, modeling will to fight, and public opinions about national security. Some of Posard’s current work focuses on targeted violence in K-12 schools, developing new methods for deception detection, and telemedicine. Dr. Posard graduated Phi Beta Kappa with a B.A. in political science from Loyola University Chicago. He has a M.A. in political science from Loyola-Chicago and a Ph.D. in sociology from the University of Maryland. Most of his research uses survey, experimental, and qualitative methods.
He is a 2018 grantee of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation's Building Trust and Mutual Respect to Improve Health program, managed by AcademyHealth.