Roland S. Moore, Ph.D., is Center Director and Senior Research Scientist at the Prevention Research Center in Berkeley, where he has worked since his Ph.D. was awarded by the Department of Anthropology at the University of California at Berkeley.
Dr. Moore’s fieldwork sites include a rural Greek community, U.S. factories, restaurants, military bases, Alaska communities and Southwestern American Indian reservations. His research topics include social and occupational contexts and how they influence individual alcohol and tobacco consumption patterns and problems, especially among young people.
His most recent research concerns ethnographic evaluations of tobacco policy in California bars, multi-unit housing, and casinos and community level prevention of underage drinking and other drug use on and around California Tribal lands. He is the lead technical assistance provider for Native American grantees in the California Office of Health Equity’s California Reducing Disparities Program, Phase II. Methodologically, he uses both ethnographic and survey analysis.