Robert Saltz, Ph.D. is a Senior Research Scientist at the Prevention Research Center. Dr. Saltz’s work has centered on ways in which drinking contexts may influence the risk of subsequent injury or death.
His current research is focused on community-level prevention of harms related to substance use, stemming from the Community Trials Project through the Safer Universities randomized controlled trial (RCT) and most recently, the California Strategic Prevention Framework State Incentive Grant (SPF SIG), another RCT involving 24 cities. This work has included developing protocols for implementation that lead stakeholders to understand and adopt evidence-based interventions.
He has also conducted several studies on “responsible beverage service” programs that seek to have bar and restaurant personnel intervene to reduce the risk of intoxication or of driving while impaired. Other research projects have included drinking among college students, work-related drinking among public-sector employees, developing indicators of drinking problems among women, and interventions to improve college student mental health.