Kristie L. Gore

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Senior Behavioral Scientist
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Education

Ph.D. in clinical psychology, American University; B.A. in psychology, University of Virginia; M.A. in general psychology, American University

Media Resources

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Overview

Kristie Gore is a senior behavioral scientist at the RAND Corporation. She relies on a broad range of research methods to address health policy. The primary focus of Gore’s research is the prevention, measurement, and treatment of behavioral health conditions stemming from trauma. She has developed surveys to assess posttraumatic stress disorder, sexual assault and sexual harassment, and racial and ethnic harassment and discrimination in the military. She reported on lessons military leaders learned about the delivery of behavioral health care during the peak of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan and on treatment for those suffering from military sexual trauma. Gore continues to evaluate web-based interventions to support service members and their spouses. More recently Gore is coleading a large team of health services experts who are providing technical assistance to support FEMA’s public assistance to hospitals for the COVID-19 disaster.

Gore served as associate director in the Forces and Resources Policy Center in RAND’s National Security Research Division from 2013 to 2018. In that role she managed the military health policy research portfolio, primarily serving the Offices of the Secretary of Defense. Prior to joining RAND, she spent a decade at Walter Reed National Medical Center working to improve post-deployment mental health care through research and direct clinical care. She has treated patients for mental health problems in community health centers, in state hospital settings, in the Department of Defense, and in the Veterans Affairs medical centers. Gore earned her Ph.D. in clinical psychology from American University.

Previous Positions

Associate Director, Forces and Resources Policy Center, National Security Research Division

Recent Media Appearances

Interviews: KPCC-FM AirTalk - Southern California Public Radio

Commentary

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    Biden's Proposed New Health Agency Would Emphasize Innovation. Here's How It Might Work

    President Biden has proposed a new health agency modeled on DARPA to work on groundbreaking research. This agency could pursue the kind of high-risk research that can lead to high-reward results and help get more medical treatments to market sooner.

    May 24, 2021 Los Angeles Times

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    Do We Know How to Treat Alcohol Misuse in Women?

    Despite the many clinical trials that have demonstrated the effectiveness and safety of treatments for alcohol use disorder, we still know little about whether men and women respond differently to treatment. Without knowing whether recommended treatments are effective for women, women are vulnerable to the consequences of alcohol misuse.

    Apr 29, 2020 The RAND Blog

  • Students and tourists rest in lawn chairs in Harvard Yard

    Here's How a National Database Could Help Colleges Fight Sexual Assault

    At a moment of heightened awareness around sexual violence, America's colleges and universities have an opportunity to lead by example, through a commitment to full transparency about campus sexual assaults and openness to learning from each other's failures and successes.

    Mar 2, 2018 The Hill

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