Kristie Gore is a senior behavioral and social scientist at the RAND Corporation. Her primary research focus is the prevention, measurement, and treatment of behavioral health conditions stemming from trauma. She relies on a broad range of research methods to address health policy. She has developed surveys to assess posttraumatic stress disorder, sexual assault, and sexual harassment; military confidentiality policies; 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. Gore is an experienced leader with training in inclusive leadership. She previously served as associate director in the Forces and Resources Policy Center in the RAND 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. Gore is currently coleading a large project team of health services experts providing technical assistance to support FEMA's public assistance to hospitals for the COVID-19 disaster.
Prior to joining RAND, Gore 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.
Associate Director, Forces and Resources Policy Center, National Security Research Division