Senior Developmental Epidemiologist
Scott Novak, PhD, holds research interests in the causes, correlates, and consequences of psychiatric disorders, including the behavioral and psychiatric sequelae. He currently leads the program of research on prescription drug use and misuse within RTI’s behavioral health epidemiology program. Dr. Novak's expertise is in novel statistical and methodological approaches to the analysis of epidemiological and clinical data, including extensions of the generalized linear mixed model to classification, measurement, and diagnosis of disease. He is the principal investigator on several NIH grants to examine substance use and psychiatric trajectories over the lifecourse. Dr. Novak also has numerous commercial contracts funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, and several pharmaceutical companies. He is the consulting statistical editor for the Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology and for Health Psychology. He has authored more than 100 papers and presentations and is a regular standing member of the NIH grant review committee of the Center for Scientific Review—Community Influences on Health Behavior. Prior to coming to RTI in 2004, he was on the faculty of Brown University in the Department of Community Health, and was a Robert Wood Johnson Faculty Fellow in the Department of Health Care Policy/Maternal and Child Health at Harvard University.
PhD, Quantitative Sociology, University of Kentucky at Lexington; MA, Medical Sociology, University of Kentucky at Lexington; MS, Statistics (Honors), Harvard University; BS, Statistics, University of Wisconsin at Madison; BA, Sociology, University of Wisconsin at Madison.
Wechsberg, W.M., Myers, B., Kline, T.L., Carney, T., Browne, F.A., & Novak, S.P. (Jul 2012)
Uehara, T. (Ed.) (Oct 2011)
Novak, S.P., & Kral, A.H. (Jul 2011)
Fishbein, D., Novak, S.P., Krebs, C., Warner, T., & Hammond, J. (May 2011)
Bailey, D.B., Raspa, M., Olmsted, M.G., Novak, S.P., Sam, A.M., Humphreys, B.P., et al. (Mar 2011)