Robert StoutPIRE - Pacific Institute for Research and Evaluation
...Robert Stout, PhDCenter DirectorDecision Sciences Institute
...Dr. Robert L. Stout is a mathematical psychologist who has many years of experience in the application of quantitative and computer methods to clinical treatment and policy issues.His
research interests include the application of decision science methods to problems in addictions and mental health treatment, biostatistics, longitudinal data analysis, computer applications in mental health, and health services research.Dr. Stout led the statistical team that analyzed Project MATCH, the largest randomized study of psychosocial treatment done to date, and is senior statistician on multi-site longitudinal and clinical trials for mental disorders including anxiety disorders, obsessive-compulsive disorders, body dysmorphic disorder, and personality disorders.He has served on review committees and other national panels for NIAAA, NIDA, NIMH, and NIH.He has been Principal Investigator, Statistician, or Co-Investigator on thirty-five NIH projects on addictions and mental health, and has been a consultant to others.His
current major research project, "Organizational Factors in Drug Abuse Treatment Outcome," recently funded by NIDA, is a study of what organizational-level predictors are most strongly associated with treatment outcome.This project has important policy implications for substance abuse treatment and managed care.Dr. Stout
has done pioneering work in interactive computer systems in behavioral applications, and has also been involved in computer simulation research.He is Director of the Decision Sciences Institute and Senior Scientist within the Pacific Institute for Research and Evaluation.He also holds the titles of Adjunct Professor of Psychiatry and Human Behavior at Brown University, and Associate Director of Training at the Center for Alcohol and Addiction Studies at Brown University.