January 8, 2013
Jeremy Bray Promoted to Senior Fellow
- Jeremy Bray has been promoted to Senior Fellow by President Wayne Holden
- Bray is a health economist at RTI International
- His research focuses on two primary areas of interest: the economics of substance abuse and mental health, and the economic evaluation of behavioral health interventions
- Lisa Bistreich-Wolfe
- Patrick Gibbons
RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK — Jeremy Bray, Ph.D., a health economist at RTI International has been promoted from RTI Fellow to Senior Fellow by President Wayne Holden.
Bray joined RTI in 1992 and was named an RTI Fellow in 2007. His research focuses on two primary areas of interest: the economics of substance abuse and mental health, and the economic evaluation of behavioral health interventions.
Since joining RTI, Bray has has led or co-led research studies funded by the National Institutes of Health, the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, and private foundations.
Currently, his research focuses on the impact of alcohol use and abuse on educational attainment, wages and labor supply decisions. In his work on the economics of substance abuse and mental health, he has examined the labor market effects of substance use, abuse and dependence.
Bray is also the project director of the national, cross-site evaluation of the Center for Substance Abuse Treatment Screening, Brief Intervention, and Referral to Treatment grant program.
He is also an assistant editor for Addiction and has published his findings in numerous peer-reviewed journals, including the Journal of Labor Economics, Journal of Health Economics, Public Health Reports, Medical Care, and Health Economics.
Bray holds a doctorate degree in economics from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He also earned a master's degree in applied economics and a bachelor's degree in psychology from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro.
The RTI Fellow Program was established in August 2001 to provide professional opportunities for exceptionally talented staff members committed to science, technology, research and policy analysis in support of RTI's mission to improve the human condition. The program has three levels: Fellow, Senior Fellow and Distinguished Fellow.