Robert Flewelling, PhD

  Adjunct Assistant Professor
Health Behavior

Senior Research Scientist
Pacific Institute for Research and Evaluation

Pacific Institute for Research and Evaluation
1516 E. Franklin Street
Suite 200
Chapel HIll, NC 27514

1991 University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill PhD, Health Behavior and Health Education
1980 New Mexico Highland University MS, Psychology
Research interests

  • Substance abuse
Research activities


  • Directs the evaluation of a large multi-site community-based substance abuse prevention project in Vermont that emphasizes environmental strategies.
  • Collaborates on the national cross-site evaluation of federally-funded multi-state, multi-community substance abuse prevention initiative.
  • Principal Investigator on a NIH grant to examine the use of alternative protocols for conducting underage alcohol sales compliance checks.

Primary Research areas

  • Prevention program evaluation
  • State and community substance abuse prevention systems/infrastucture
  • Alcohol and drug use epidemiology
Staff/administrative responsibilities

HB Availability

  • Faculty research collaboration
  • Practicum preceptor