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Marjory Blumenthal

Director, Science, Technology, and Policy Program
Marjory Blumenthal is a senior policy researcher at the RAND Corporation. Prior to joining RAND, she served as executive director of the President's Council of Advisors on Science and Technology (PCAST) within the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy. Blumenthal's PCAST projects addressed how systems engineering can improve the delivery of health care, the challenge of protecting privacy in the context of big data, new directions for cybersecurity, how information technology can improve education and training, the implications of new technologies for cities, biosecurity, design and evaluation of research programs, and more. Previously she was associate provost, academic, at Georgetown University, developing academic strategy, strengthening the sciences and the overall research program, and promoting innovation in areas from international engagement to teaching and learning.
Before starting at Georgetown, Blumenthal was the founding executive director of the National Academies' Computer Science and Telecommunications Board (CSTB). She convened and teamed with technologists, social scientists, and other experts, producing over 60 influential books and reports that addressed the full range of information technologies and their societal impacts.   At RAND, Blumenthal has been working on assessing research, autonomous vehicle safety and policy, citizen science, technology and the future of cities, wireless communication, regulatory policy, AI, and defense innovation—among other things.
Blumenthal earned her M.P.P. from Harvard University.

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