Al Stein-Seroussi, PhD, is a Senior Program Evaluator at PIRE’s Chapel Hill Center. He has been with PIRE since 1992, served as the Director of PIRE’s Chapel Hill Center (2011 – 2015), is a member of PIRE’s Board of Directors (2016 – present), serves on PIRE’s IRB (2007 – present), and is Co-Chair of PIRE’s Race and Gender Equity Workgroup (2020 – present).
His area of expertise is assisting state and local agencies evaluate and monitor their substance abuse prevention and behavioral health initiatives. He has been directing state- and community-level evaluations of substance abuse prevention, violence prevention, and mental health promotion initiatives in many states and territories across the country, primarily funded through grants from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). He also leads the external evaluation teams for two technical assistance centers (ECTA and DaSy) funded by the Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP) that support states as they implement the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA).
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.