Dr. Robert L. Stout, Director of the Quantitative Capabilities Collaboration, is a mathematical psychologist who has many years of experience in the application of quantitative and computer methods to clinical treatment and policy issues. His research interests include the application of decision science methods to problems in addictions and mental health treatment, biostatistics, and longitudinal data analysis.
Dr. Stout led the statistical team that analyzed Project MATCH, the largest randomized study of psychosocial treatment for alcohol problems done to date, and has been senior statistician on multi-site longitudinal and clinical trials for anxiety disorders, obsessive-compulsive disorder, body dysmorphic disorder, and personality disorders.
He has served on review committees and other national panels for NIAAA, NIDA, NIMH, and NIH. He has been Principal Investigator, Statistician, or Co-Investigator on 59 NIH projects on addictions and mental health, and has been a consultant to others.
Dr. Stout has done pioneering work in interactive computer systems in behavioral applications. He is a Senior Scientist within the Pacific Institute for Research and Evaluation. He also holds the titles of Adjunct Professor of Psychiatry and Human Behavior at Brown University, and Associate Director of Training at the Center for Alcohol and Addiction Studies at Brown University.