Steven B. Carswell, Ph.D.
Managing Partner/Senior Research Scientist
Ph.D., Sociology – Stratification and Social Inequality, American University
Dr. Carswell’s research focuses on the relationship between individual, social, and community risk and protective factors and the incidence and prevalence of youth and adult involvement in health-compromising behaviors. He has experience developing and evaluating behavioral intervention programs aimed at preventing and/or reducing youth and adult involvement in delinquent and criminal activities, illicit substance use, and risky sexual behaviors. He conducts grant reviews for the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and manuscript reviews for prominent journals. Currently, Dr. Carswell’s work is focused on the development, implementation, and evaluation of technology-based interventions designed to improve substance abuse treatment including software programs, web-based platforms, and mobile applications.
In 2012, Dr. Carswell co-founded COG Analytics (COG) with Drs. Obermayer and Gryczynski and Friends Research Institute (FRI), to develop technology-based interventions designed to promote human health and reduce health disparities in disadvantaged populations. As Managing Partner of COG, Dr. Carswell is responsible for overseeing the day-to-day operations of the small business.
In addition to his work at COG, he is also Vice President (VP) of FRI. In his position as VP, and in collaboration with the President, Medical Director, and Chief Operating Officer, he is jointly responsible for the oversight and management of FRI. He assists in the development of short and long-term strategic plans, policies, and procedures designed to improve FRI’s research, clinical, and grants management infrastructure.