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Mallie J. Paschall, PhD
Senior Research Scientist

Dr. Mallie J. Paschall is a Senior Research Scientist in PIRE's Prevention Research Center in Berkeley, California. Dr. Paschal came to PIRE in 2000 after working as a Health Research Analyst at RTI International for six years. Dr. Paschall received his doctorate in 1995 from the University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill School of Public Health. Dr. Paschall has over 15 years of experience conducting research on the epidemiology, etiology, and prevention of substance use and violence among adolescents and young adults. He is involved in several NIAAA-sponsored studies on the etiology and prevention of heavy alcohol use among young adults, college students and adolescents. He directed 30-campus study on the effectiveness of AlcoholEdu, a popular online alcohol education and prevention course for college freshmen. Dr. Paschall also directed a 50-city study in California to examine effects of local alcohol policies and enforcement on underage drinking. Dr. Paschall was a co-investigator for an NIAAA-sponsored study based in Oregon to evaluate community interventions designed to reduce adolescents’ access to and consumption of alcohol (Dr. Joel Grube is the Principal Investigator). He was a co-investigator with Dr. Robert Saltz (PI) on an NIAAA-sponsored study involving 14 California universities to evaluate environmental prevention strategies aimed at reducing high-risk drinking among college students. Dr. Paschall is currently co-directing (with Dr. Saltz) a 24-city randomized trial in California to evaluate environmental strategies to reduce excessive drinking and alcohol-related problems among 15-25 year olds as part of the PRC center grant.

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Oakland, CA 94612
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