Antonio Morgan Lopez’s work as principal investigator of four National Institutes of Health (NIH) grants has focused on advances in measurement and analysis in behavioral drug and alcoholism treatment contexts. His complementary work focuses on causal inference in non-experimental data, mostly as it relates to the evaluation of substance abuse and youth violence prevention programs.
In addition to the work he has led, he has served as a co-investigator, lead methodologist or director of evaluation on dozens of federally-funded grants and contracts from multiple institutes within NIH, the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), U.S. Department of Defense, and the National Institute of Justice, among other federal clients.
Dr. Morgan-Lopez returned to RTI in 2012 after serving as Associate Professor in the L.L. Thurstone Quantitative Methods Laboratory in the Department of Psychology at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He has served as a standing member of the NIAAA Clinical, Treatment and Health Services Study Section (2012-2016) in addition to continuing ad hoc service to multiple NIH Study Sections since 2008.