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Richard (Rick) Moser, PhD




Richard Moser is a Program Director in the Behavioral Research Program's (BRP) Science of Research and Technology Branch (SRTB), housed within the Division of Cancer Control and Population Sciences (DCCPS) at the National Cancer Institute (NCI). He provides analytic support for BRP's research projects, including research design, statistical methodology, and program evaluation. Richard serves as the Health Information National Trends Survey's (HINTS) data coordinator and as the liaison for NCI's Cancer Prevention Fellowship Program. He directs the Grid-Enabled Measures (GEM) project, which is a web-based portal to promote the use of standardized health research measures and data sharing using technologically-mediated social participation.Dr. Moser's research interests include statistical methodology, health cognitions, and end-of-life issues. Before joining NCI, he worked at the Palo Alto, California, Veterans Affairs Hospital performing alcoholism research, taught statistics at several Bay Area psychology graduate programs, and consulted for a leading statistical software company. He is an author or co-author on more than 65 peer-reviewed journal articles and several book chapters spanning a range of topics including survey methodology, analytic procedures, health behaviors, and innovative uses of data. Research Area: Statistical methodology, survey methodology, risk perceptions, health cognitions, end-of-life