May 24, 2021
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.
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