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Robert Flewelling, PhD

Robert Flewelling, PhD

Adjunct Assistant Professor
Department of Health Behavior
  • CB #7440

Robert Flewelling, PhD, is a senior research scientist with the Chapel Hill Center of the Pacific Institute for Research and Evaluation. He served as director of the Chapel Hill Center from 2006 to 2010. Prior experience includes research epidemiologist positions with RTI International and the Washington State Department of Social and Health Services.

He received his undergraduate degree in psychology from the University of Washington and his doctorate in public health (health behavior and health education, with a minor in epidemiology) from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Dr. Flewelling’s research focuses primarily on the epidemiology of substance use behaviors, evaluation of school- and community-based substance abuse prevention strategies, state and community prevention needs assessment and planning, and the application of research findings to prevention system development.

Research Activities

Alcohol and drug use prevention, community-based participatory research, health services and systems, implementation science, public health studies, prevention program evaluation


PhD, Health Behavior and Health Education, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 1991

MS, Psychology, New Mexico Highland University, 1980

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