Hank Green

Rand Graduate School


Harold D. Green, Jr. (Hank) is a Behavioral Scientist at the RAND Corporation. He holds a Ph.D. in Anthropology from the University of Florida with specializations in research design, and qualitative and quantitative methods of social research. He was a National Institute of Mental Health Postdoctoral Training Fellow at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign from 2003-2005, continuing his studies of quantitative social research, applied statistics, research design, and applied social network analysis. He subsequently took a position as a research scientist at the University of Illinois in the National Center for Supercomputing Applications Science of Networks in Communities (SONIC) research group, where he investigated the reasons why people create, maintain, or dissolve relationships in the social world (particularly in organizations or small-group settings) and developed software tools that use social network theory to make collaboration within groups easier. His work has focused on testing theories about the mechanisms of network formation, evolution and dynamics through computationally intensive statistical analysis. At RAND, Dr. Green has been applying new statistical models for social network analysis to investigate the relationship between risky behaviors (like drug use or unsafe sex) and the composition and structure people’s social networks. He is also a professor at the Pardee RAND Graduate School for Public Policy, where he teaches social network analysis.