Michael Stephen Dunbar

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Associate Behavioral and Social Science Researcher
Pittsburgh Office


Ph.D. in clinical and health psychology, University of Pittsburgh


Michael S. Dunbar is an associate behavioral scientist at the RAND Corporation. Dunbar's research examines the ways in which environmental factors and health policies influence patterns of health behaviors and utilization of healthcare services. His work employs a range of methodologies and study designs, including instrument development, program evaluation, survey research, and mobile assessment. His current studies span a range of populations (e.g., adolescents and adults, low-income groups, LGBTQ individuals), and focus on topics including tobacco product use, barriers to accessing health services, and efforts to improve availability of behavioral health services in underserved populations. Dunbar received his Ph.D. in clinical and health psychology from the University of Pittsburgh.