Al Stein-Seroussi, PhD is a Senior Program Evaluator at PIRE’s Chapel Hill (NC) Center. He has been with PIRE since 1994, served as the Director of PIRE’s Chapel Hill Center from 2011 – 2015, and joined PIRE’s Board of Directors in 2016 as a Staff Director.
His area of expertise is assisting state and local agencies evaluate and monitor their substance abuse prevention and behavioral health initiatives. The funding for most of his evaluation contracts originates from SAMHSA, and he has been directing state- and community-level evaluations of substance abuse prevention, violence prevention, and mental health promotion initiatives in many states across the county including Idaho, Indiana, Michigan, Nevada, New York, North Carolina, South Carolina,
South Dakota, and the US Virgin Islands, as well as with the Little Traverse Bay Band of Odawa Indians and the Association of American Indian Physicians in Osage County, Oklahoma.
In addition to his evaluations of SAMHSA grants, Al has led several research studies related to substance use and violence prevention. He is the Principal Investigator for a study funded by NIJ to examine the effects of an anonymous tip line and multidisciplinary response teams in all schools throughout the state of Nevada. He was the subcontract director for an NCI/FDA-funded randomized control trial of cigarette warning labels. He also led a randomized control trial of a smoking cessation program for adolescents.
Al received his PhD in social psychology from the University of Texas at Austin and his BA in psychology from Brandeis University.