Kristine L. Rae Olmsted is a research epidemiologist with experience in epidemiology and psychology. Her background includes extensive experience in designing, implementing, managing, and analyzing primarily quantitative research protocols for military populations. Her primary areas of interest are mental health, substance abuse, and pain among military personnel and other issues related to military health.
Since joining RTI in 2000, Rae Olmsted has worked on a variety of projects involving survey research, including coordination and management of large-scale epidemiologic studies.
She is co-principal investigator and project director of a U.S. Army study to determine the effectiveness and patient acceptability of stellate ganglion block (SGB) for treatment of posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) symptoms.
Rae Olmsted’s other recent research includes adaptation of mindfulness training to treat chronic pain in the military and randomized effectiveness trial of a systems-level approach to stepped care for war-related PTSD.