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Pedersen, E. R.

Name:Pedersen, E. R.

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Eric R. Pedersen

is a behavioral scientist at the RAND Corporation. His research interests are primarily in areas of young adult/adolescent alcohol use and comorbid mental health disorders. Pedersen has received funding to develop brief, online interventions to reduce alcohol misuse among young adult populations such as college students and recent veterans. He is interested in finding ways to target comorbid Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and substance use disorders among active duty and young adult veterans, as well as in reducing alcohol misuse and promoting treatment engagement among non-treatment-seeking young adults using Internet-based methods. He is also serving as the director of Project ALERT, which is a school-based drug prevention program for middle school youth developed at RAND. Pedersen trained at the VA San Diego, where he focused on rotations in empirically supported interventions for PTSD and dual diagnoses (i.e., comorbid substance abuse and mental health disorders). Pedersen earned his doctorate in clinical psychology from the University of Washington.

Research Focus

Adolescent Health;
Mental Health and Illness;
Military Veterans;
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder;
Substance Abuse Prevention;
Substance Abuse Treatment;
Underage Substance Use

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