Roland Moore, PhD, is the Training and Technical Assistance Director. As a Senior Research Scientist and Center Director at PIRE’s Berkeley Center (also known as the Prevention Research Center), Dr. Moore has directed and managed numerous sizeable research and evaluation projects. With a PhD in Anthropology from UC Berkeley, Dr. Moore’s fieldwork sites include a Central Greek community, U.S. factories, bars, restaurants, military bases, frontier Alaska Native communities and rural Native American reservations in the Southwest, Great Plains, and Southern California.
His research topics have focused upon in reducing health disparities in diverse occupational populations including the U.S. military, and community-level prevention of substance use and related problems in rural Native American reservations and isolated communities. Other relevant disparities research concerns ethnographic evaluations of tobacco policy in California bars serving Asian, Latino and other ethnic groups, multi-unit housing in diverse Richmond, California, and tribally-owned casinos.
He directs a study of mental health treatment barriers for US National Guard personnel, and has conducted extensive research on behavioral health issues for US service men and women. He recently was a standing member of an NIH review group on Community Influences on Health Behavior. A specialist in ethnographic and qualitative methods, he is well-versed in statistical methods and has directed numerous multi-methods research and evaluation projects, including a 15-year partnership with a tribal health clinic serving Southwest California Indians to test and assess community-based alcohol and drug abuse prevention efforts.