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Robert L. Stout Adjunct Professor of Psychiatry and Human Behavior

Brief BioDr. Robert Stout is adjunct professor of Psychiatry and Human Behavior. He is a senior research scientist and co-director of training at the Center. His primary institutional affiliation, however, is as director of the Decision Sciences Institute, which is affiliated with the Pacific Institute for Research and Evaluation. Dr. Stout is a mathematical psychologist, who received his PhD from the University of Michigan in 1974. He is a charter member of the Society for Mathematical Psychology. Dr. Stout has been PI on several addictions research projects and has been senior investigator on many more, including Project MATCH. His research interests include the quantitative study of clinical and policy decision making, managed care, quantitative modeling of long-term treatment outcome, and treatment research methodology. Dr. Stout's primary current study is an NIAAA-funded health services study entitled, Case Monitoring for Alcoholics: Health Costs. Dr. Stout also serves as senior statistician/co-investigator on studies of other psychiatric disorders, including Collaborative Longitudinal Study of Personality Disorders (M. Tracie Shea, PI), Longitudinal Prospective Study of Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (Steven Rasmussen, PI), Prospective Study of Body Dysmorphic Disorder (Katharine Phillips, PI), and the Harvard-Brown Anxiety Disorders Research Project (Martin Keller, PI). He has been a member of study sections for NIH and NIAAA and has also served on a number of committees for NIDA and NSF.

Brown Affiliations

Research Areas

research overview

1) Application of quantitative decision methods to problems in additions and mental health
2) Long-term alcohol treatment outcome; longitudinal data analysis
3) Health services/cost issues in addictions and mental health
4) Mathematical and statistical modeling

funded research

I have been Principal Investigator or Co-Investigator on 43 research projects sponsored by NIAAA, NIMH, NIDA, and foundations, and have served on review committees and other national panels for NIAAA, NIDA, NIMH, and NIH.