Who We Are

GTO Toolkit and Intervention Development Team

  • Matthew Chinman RAND Senior Behavioral Scientist, Pittsburgh, PA; GTO Team Leader and GTO Co-Creator
  • Abraham Wandersman Professor of Psychology, University of South Carolina Columbia, South Carolina; GTO Co-Creator
  • Pamela Imm Community Psychologist, Lexington-Richland Alcohol and Drug Abuse Council, Columbia, South Carolina; GTO Co-Creator
  • Sarah Hunter RAND Behavioral Scientist, Santa Monica, CA
  • Patricia Ebener RAND Adjunct Researcher, Santa Monica, CA

Current Projects Staff

Matthew Chinman is also principal investigator for multiple ongoing GTO-related research projects.

Our Research Sponsors

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) sponsored development of the Getting To Outcomes toolkit, published by RAND in 2004.

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) sponsored development of the Getting To Outcomes for Underage Drinking toolkit, published by RAND in 2007.

Additional funding has been received from CDC and SAMHSA as well as from the National Institute on Drug Abuse; the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism; and the National Institute on Child Health & Human Development for related studies.

Our Community Partners

GTO has been adopted by hundreds of organizations nationwide, including:

  • Bucksport Bay Healthy Communities Coalition
  • The Boys & Girls Club of Metro Atlanta
  • The Boys & Girls Club of Montgomery
  • The Boys & Girls Club of the Wiregrass
  • The Boys & Girls Club of North Alabama
  • The Boys & Girls Club of Lee County
  • The Council on Alcoholism & Drug Abuse
  • Ellsworth Area Communities for Children & Youth
  • Greater Waterville Communities for Children & Youth
  • Lexington/Richland Alcohol and Drug Abuse Commission
  • New York State Office of Children & Family Services
  • Old Orchard Beach Communities for Children & Youth
  • Portland Asset Builders Coalition/One Maine One Portland
  • Pittsburgh VA Homelessness Center
  • Somerset County Communities for Children & Youth
  • South Carolina Department of Alcohol & Other Drug Abuse Services
  • United States Air Force
  • United States Department of Defense

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