Willis, Henry

Full Name: 
Willis, Henry

Researcher Profile

Director, Senior Policy Researcher, Professor
Affiliation: 
RAND Homeland Security and Defense Center
Pardee RAND Graduate School
Phone: 
+1 412 683 2300
Office Address: 
United States
Research Expertise: 
emergency preparedness, energy, environmental regulation, homeland security legislation, public health preparedness
Bio: 
(412) 683-2300 x4650 hwillis@rand.org Emergency Preparedness; Energy; Environmental Regulation; Homeland Security Legislation; Public Health Preparedness Henry H. Willis is director of the RAND Homeland Security and Defense Center and a professor at the Pardee RAND Graduate School. Willis has applied risk analysis tools to resource allocation and risk management decisions in the areas of public health and emergency preparedness, homeland and national security policy, energy and environmental policy, and transportation planning. He is the author of dozens of publications, book chapters, and op-ed pieces and has testified before Congress as an expert on applying risk analysis to homeland security policy. Willis's recent research has involved assessing the costs and benefits of terrorism security measures like the Western Hemisphere Travel Initiative and evaluating the impact of public health emergency preparedness grant programs like the Cities Readiness Initiative. Willis earned his B.A. in chemistry and environmental studies from the University of Pennsylvania, his M.A. in environmental science from the University of Cincinnati, and his Ph.D. from the Department of Engineering and Public Policy at Carnegie Mellon University.
Education: 
DegreeUniversity
Ph.D., Engineering and Public Policy
Carnegie Mellon University
M.A., Environmental Engineering and Science
University of Cincinnati
B.A., Chemistry and Environmental Sciences
University of Pennsylvania
Professional Experience: 
Organization/CompanyTo Present
RAND Corporation
1970
Pardee RAND Graduate School
1970
Office of Management and Budget
1970
Killam Associates
1970
SAIC
1970

Presentations

Title Project
Perceptions of Homeland Security Risk: Comparing Responses of a Nationally Representative Survey to a Deliberative Risk Ranking Using Risk Analysis to Assess the Value of Improved Biosurveillance
Using Comparative Risk Assessment to Inform Homeland Security Strategic Planning Using Risk Analysis to Assess the Value of Improved Biosurveillance
Analyzing the Value-of-Information for Improving Biosurveillance Using Risk Analysis to Assess the Value of Improved Biosurveillance
Revisiting 100% Inspection Comparing Risks in the Homeland Security Mission Space
Strategic Planning for Complex Security Threats Comparing Risks in the Homeland Security Mission Space
Deterrence and Detection of Nuclear Terrorism Comparing Risks in the Homeland Security Mission Space
Managing Risks from Catastrophic Terrorism and Disasters Comparing Risks in the Homeland Security Mission Space
Comparing Risks from Accidents, Disasters, and Terrorism Comparing Risks in the Homeland Security Mission Space
Managing the Unimaginable: Lessons from Terrorism Security and Disaster Response Planning Using Risk Analysis to Manage Terrorism Risk
The Science of Listening: How Understanding Risk Perceptions Can Lead to Better Policy Using Risk Analysis to Manage Terrorism Risk
What Have We Learned About Assessing the Benefits of Security? Using Risk Analysis to Manage Terrorism Risk
The Science of Listening: How Understanding Risk Perceptions Can Lead to Better Policy Using Risk Analysis to Manage Terrorism Risk
Using Risk Analysis and Constructive Simulation to Evaluate Border Security Technologies Using Risk Analysis to Manage Terrorism Risk
Using Risk Analysis to Support Law Enforcement Intelligence Targeting Using Risk Analysis to Manage Terrorism Risk
Using Risk Analysis in the Allocation of Law Enforcement Intelligence Assets Using Risk Analysis to Manage Terrorism Risk
Setting Priorities for Protecting Transportation Systems: Comparing Risks from Accidents, Disasters and Terrorism Using Risk Analysis to Manage Terrorism Risk
The Science of Listening: How Understanding Risk Perceptions Can Lead to Better Policy Using Risk Analysis to Manage Terrorism Risk
Comparing Risks from Accidents, Disasters and Terrorism Using Risk Analysis to Manage Terrorism Risk
Homeland Security Risk Management Challenges Faced by Federal Agencies Cost and Benefits of Exit Monitoring Programs
Applying Optimal Capital Allocation Methods to Homeland Security Resources: A Case Study of California’s Allocation of the Buffer Zone Protection Program Grants (NJ) Cost and Benefits of Exit Monitoring Programs
Applying Optimal Capital Allocation Methods to Homeland Security Resources: A Case Study of California’s Allocation of the Buffer Zone Protection Program Grants Cost and Benefits of Exit Monitoring Programs
Challenges of Benefit-Cost Analyses for Terrorism Security Regulations: Observations From Regulatory Analysis of the Western Hemisphere Travel Initiative (WA) Cost and Benefits of Exit Monitoring Programs
Challenges of Benefit-Cost Analyses for Terrorism Security Regulations: Observations From Regulatory Analysis of the Western Hemisphere Travel Initiative (TX) Cost and Benefits of Exit Monitoring Programs
Challenges of Benefit-Cost Analyses for Terrorism Security Regulations: Observations From Regulatory Analysis of the Western Hemisphere Travel Initiative Cost and Benefits of Exit Monitoring Programs
Assessing the Benefits of Terrorism Security Cost and Benefits of Exit Monitoring Programs
Improving Risk Regulation through Retrospective Analysis Incorporating Logic Modeling Comparing Risks in the Homeland Security Mission Space
National Risk Assessments: Analysis to Guide Risk Management Around the World Comparing Risks in the Homeland Security Mission Space
Reflecting Public Values in National Risk Assessments Comparing Risks in the Homeland Security Mission Space
Incorporating Deterrence Into Security Planning Comparing Risks in the Homeland Security Mission Space
Biosurveillance Value of Information Fourth In-Progress Review Using Risk Analysis to Assess the Value of Improved Biosurveillance
Biosurveillance Value of Information Third In-Progress Review Using Risk Analysis to Assess the Value of Improved Biosurveillance
Biosurveillance Value of Information Second In-Progress Review Using Risk Analysis to Assess the Value of Improved Biosurveillance
Biosurveillance Value of Information First In-Progress Review Using Risk Analysis to Assess the Value of Improved Biosurveillance