Kristie L. Gore

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Senior Behavioral Scientist
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Ph.D., M.A. in clinical psychology, American University; B.A. in psychology, University of Virginia

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Kristie Gore is a senior behavioral scientist at the RAND Corporation. Her research expertise includes applying health services approaches to the prevention and treatment of behavioral health conditions. Her recent research includes: an evaluation of the prevalence of sexual assault in service members, the development of a survey to assess racial and ethnic harassment and discrimination in the military, a randomized clinical trial to help the spouses of service members who are abusing alcohol, and a strategic planning effort to develop a prioritized research agenda on psychological health and traumatic brain injury. Gore served as the associate director in the Forces and Resources Policy Center in the National Security Research Division from 2013 to 2018. In that role she managed the military health studies portfolio, primarily serving the Offices of the Secretary of Defense. Prior to joining RAND in 2013, she spent a decade at Walter Reed Army/National Medical Center working to improve post-deployment mental health care for service members and their families. In addition to providing direct clinical treatment services, she completed randomized efficacy and effectiveness intervention trials to evaluate treatments for posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and depression in service members and evaluated psychometric properties of mental health instruments in military populations. She holds a Ph.D. and M.A. in clinical psychology from American University.

Recent Media Appearances

Interviews: KPCC-FM AirTalk - Southern California Public Radio


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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

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    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