Kristie Gore is a senior behavioral scientist at the RAND Corporation. She relies on a broad range of methods to prevent and treat behavioral health conditions. Her military health services research has addressed topics such as the assessment of posttraumatic stress disorder, sexual assault and sexual harassment, and racial and ethnic harassment and discrimination in the military. She recently completed a study of lessons learned delivering behavioral health care during the peak of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. Gore is currently studying the potential impact of dementia on national security personnel; the use of intensive outpatient treatment for those suffering from military sexual trauma, and she continues to evaluate a web-based intervention for the spouses of service members who are abusing alcohol.
Gore served as 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 policy research 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 postdeployment mental health care for service members and their families through research and direct clinical care. Gore holds a Ph.D. and M.A. in clinical psychology from American University.