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Paul Gruenewald, Ph.D.
Scientific Director/Sr. Research Scientist

 

Dr. Paul J. Gruenewald has worked as a Senior Research Scientist at Prevention Research Center, Pacific Institute for Research and Evaluation, since 1987. His research interests focus upon studies of the social, economic and physical availability of alcohol, alcohol use and alcohol-related problems. Additional foci of his work include mathematical and statistical models of alcohol use and related problems, the development of evaluation methodologies appropriate to community-based evaluations of preventive interventions, and the environmental prevention of violence. Dr. Gruenewald is currently Scientific Director of Prevention Research Center (PRC), Pacific Institute for Research and Evaluation (PIRE); a research division that focuses upon developing the scientific bases for the prevention of drug and alcohol problems. Dr. Gruenewald is currently Principal Investigator on two research projects funded by the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA) within the National Institutes of Health (NIH): a grant to study the impacts of a reduction in the New Zealand minimum purchase age (MPA) for alcohol upon context specific alcohol use and related risks and an NIAAA funded Center grant to develop scientific bases for the prevention of alcohol related problems (the Environmental Approaches to Prevention Research Center). In honor of his research achievements, Dr. Gruenewald received a Merit Award from NIAAA to support continued studies of alcohol outlets and violence.


 

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