Carol Cunradi is a Senior Research Scientist at PIRE. She joined PRC in 1999 after completing her Ph.D in Epidemiology at the University of California Berkeley School of Public Health. Prior to that, she earned her Master of Public Health degree (Epidemiology/Biostatistics), and completed a one-year NIAAA pre-doctoral fellowship in alcohol epidemiology at the Alcohol Research Group.
Carol’s research has focused on (1) drinking and intimate partner violence among couples, and (2) alcohol and tobacco use among working-class occupational groups.
Most recently, Carol has been the Principal Investigator of an NIAAA-funded R01 study, “Neighborhoods, Alcohol Outlets and Intimate Partner Violence. The goal of this study is to gain a deeper understanding of how environmental factors, such as alcohol outlet density and neighborhood social disadvantage, along with individual- and couple-level characteristics, increase risk for intimate partner violence.
In terms of occupational studies, Carol is the PI of a 3-year project, Barriers to Blue-Collar HMO Smoking Cessation Participation, funded by the California Tobacco-Related Disease Research Program (TRDRP). The research is being conducted among bus operators and maintenance workers employed at a public transit agency in Oakland, with the goals of identifying the extent that aspects of the workplace social environment and structural factors serve as barriers to worker participation in free or low-cost HMO-based smoking cessation support activities, and determining how these barriers may be overcome.