Senior Research Scientist at the Chapel Hill Center of the Pacific Institute for Research and Evaluation (PIRE)
Pro to the question "Is the D.A.R.E. Program Good for America's Kids (K-12)?"
"D.A.R.E. was more effective at influencing factors believed to mediate drug use. It is most noteworthy that D.A.R.E. had positive effects on social skills because it is widely believed that children with greater social competencies are more able to resist social pressures to use drugs. Long-term impact of D.A.R.E., therefore, may result from D.A.R.E.'s immediate impact on social skills."
Cowritten with Jody Greene, Susan Ennett, Ronaldo Iachan, Richard Clayton, and Carl Leukefeld, "Past and Future Directions of the D.A.R.E. Program: An Evaluation Review," National Institute of Justice, Sep. 1994
Experts Individuals with PhDs or equivalent advanced degrees in fields relevant to substance abuse prevention programs. Also top-level government officials (such as foreign leaders, US presidents, Founding Fathers, Supreme Court Justices, members of legislative bodies, cabinet members, military leaders, etc.) with positions relevant to substance abuse prevention programs.
Involvement and Affiliations:
Senior Research Scientist, Chapel Hill Center, Pacific Institute for Research and Evaluation (PIRE), 2006-present
Senior Research Scientist for Evaluation, Injury Prevention Research Center, University of North Carolina
Lead, Domain 1 (Evaluation), Indefinite Delivery/Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) Solicitation, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)
Member, Technical Working Group, Safe and Drug-Free Schools Study, US Department of Education, 2008-2009
Member, NIDA-F Study Section and Chair, NIDA-F Conflicts Committee, Health Services Research Subcommittee, National Institute on Drug Abuse, 2007-2009
Principle Investigator, Evaluation of the Elementary D.A.R.E. Curriculum Study, D.A.R.E. America, 2006-2008
Center Director, Chapel Hill Center, Pacific Institute for Research and Evaluation (PIRE), 2000-2005
Chair, Alcohol, Tobacco, and Other Drug Section, American Public Health Association (APHA), 1998-2000
Scientific Director, Substance Abuse and Other Risk Behavior Epidemiology and Prevention Program, Research Triangle Institute, 1995-2000
Research Health Analyst, Adolescent Risk Behavior Prevention Program, Research Triangle Institute, 1990-1995
Former Senior Evaluator, Southeast Center for the Application of Prevention Technology (SECAPT)
Former Chair of Directors, Chapel Hill Center, Pacific Institute for Research and Evaluation (PIRE)
Former Chair, Alcohol, Tobacco, and Other Drug Section, American Public Health Association (APHA)
Former Secretary, Board of the Society of Prevention
DrPH (Doctor of Public Health), School of Public Health, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 1985
MSW, School of Social Work, University of Tennessee, 1975
BA, English, Haverford College, 1970
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