Steven B. Carswell, Ph.D.
Vice President / Senior Research Scientist
Ph.D., Sociology – Stratification and Social Inequality, American University
Phone: 410-837-3977 ext. 252
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 preventive interventions 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 promote human health and reduce health disparities in disadvantaged populations.
In his position as Vice President of FRI, and in collaboration with the President, Medical Director, and Chief Operating Officer, Dr. Carswell 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 to improve FRI’s research, clinical, and grants management infrastructure. In addition, Dr. Carswell is responsible for determining if financial conflicts of interest exist related to NIH-funded research studies and leading and monitoring FRI’s diversity and inclusion initiatives.
Moreover, as Managing Partner of COG Analytics (COG), a research and technology company formed in partnership with FRI, Dr. Carswell is responsible for overseeing the day-to-day operations of the small business. COG Analytics specializes in the development of research, clinical, and consumer-based technology products designed to improve public health and reduce health disparities.