Bob Saltz, PhD, is a Senior Research Scientist and Associate Director at PIRE’s Prevention Research Center in Oakland and one of its founding staff members. Dr. Saltz is one of the nation’s leading experts on understanding ways that environmental contexts may influence risky behaviors. He has conducted research studies on responsible beverage service programs, drinking among college students, work-related drinking among public-sector employees, and indicators of drinking problems among women.
He was recently the Evaluation Director for California Community College’s Student Mental Health Program (CCC SMHP), a project designed to support mental health services across California’s community college campuses. He is also the Evaluation Director for California’s Strategic Prevention Framework State Incentive Grant (SPF SIG), a project that implements comprehensive community prevention interventions to reduce alcohol-involved trauma in 12 California counties. Dr. Saltz was also a senior co-investigator on PIRE’s Community Trials Project, a community-based participatory research project that involved collaborating with two communities in California and one in South Carolina to implement and evaluate environmental strategies to reduce underage drinking.