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Robert M. Bray

Senior Research Psychologist

Robert M. Bray, PhD, is a fellow of the American Psychological Association and a senior research psychologist. His research interests focus on the epidemiology of substance use and other health behaviors in military and civilian populations with an emphasis on understanding the prevalence, causes, correlates, and consequences of these behaviors. He has directed nine comprehensive worldwide Department of Defense surveys of military personnel that comprise the most widely cited data on substance use and health behaviors in the military. He is preparing a book summarizing findings from these studies. Dr. Bray is principal editor of Drug Use in Metropolitan America, which integrates findings from a large-scale study of drug use among diverse populations in the Washington, DC metropolitan area. He has published and presented widely in the area of substance use and health-related behaviors.


PhD, Social Psychology, University of Illinois; MS, Psychology, Brigham Young University; AB, Psychology, Brigham Young University.

Latest Publications

Substance use in the US active duty military
Moore, B.A. & Barnett, J.E. (Eds.) (Jul 2013)
Trends in binge and heavy drinking, alcohol-related problems, and combat exposure in the U.S. Military — Substance Use and Misuse
Bray, R.M., Brown, J.M., & Williams, J. (Jul 2013)
Military report more complementary and alternative medicine use than civilians — Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine
Goertz, C., Marriott, B.P., Finch, M.D., Bray, R.M., Williams, T.V., Hourani, L.L., et al. (Jun 2013)
Chaplaincy and mental health in the Department of Veterans Affairs and Department of Defense — Journal of Health Care Chaplaincy
Nieuwsma, J.A., Rhodes, J.E., Jackson, G.L., Cantrell, W.C., Lane, M.E., Bates, M.J., Dekraai, M.B., Bulling, D.J., Ethridge, K., Drescher, K.D., Fitchett, G., Tenhula, W.N., Milstein, G., Bray, R.M., et al. (Apr 2013)
Alcohol misuse prevention in the military
Miller, P.M. (Ed.) (Jan 2013)
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