Lauren Malone, Ph.D.
Senior Research Scientist
Lauren Malone is an expert in recruiting and accession policies as well as overall force quality. Her recent research topics include an evaluation of the National Guard Youth ChalleNGe Program, Servicemembers' use of tuition assistance, and veterans' transition issues. She has served as CNA's Scientific Analyst to Marine Corps Recruiting Command.
Prior to joining CNA, Malone worked as a research assistant, teaching assistant, and instructor at UC Santa Cruz.
Malone has a Ph.D. and an M.A. in International Economics from UC Santa Cruz. She also has a B.A. in Global Economics and a B.A. in Latin American and Latino Studies from UC Santa Cruz. She is fluent in Spanish.
AREAS OF EXPERTISE
Resources and Personnel
Marine Corps and Defense Workforce Program
Program-Level Variation in Cadet Outcomes at the National Guard Youth ChalleNGe Program
Cognitive and Noncognitive Improvements Among ChalleNGe Cadets: A Survey of Seven Sites
The Qualified Candidate Population: Estimating the Nation's Eligible Population for Marine Corps Officer Service
Managing Chronically Short and High-Demand/Low-Density Primary Military Occupational Specialties (U)
Waivered Recruits: An Evaluation of their Performance and Attrition Risk (U)