D. Paul Moberg, PhD
Faculty Director for Evaluation Research
Paul Moberg directs the Evaluation Research Group of the UW Population Health Institute and is a Research Professor in
the Department of Population Health Sciences. Dr. Moberg has been involved in applied research and evaluation since
1973, when he began working as Evaluation Coordinator for DePaul Hospital in Milwaukee. Subsequently, he has worked in
applied research and program evaluation for the State of Wisconsin, the University of Wisconsin--Madison, and as an
independent consultant. Dr. Moberg received his M.A. degree from Marquette University, and a Ph.D. in sociology (with a
minor in evaluation research) from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He was the Associate Director and then Director
of the UW Center for Health Policy and Program Evaluation from 1986 through 2004, when CHPPE merged with the Institute.
His work has emphasized adolescent health promotion and substance abuse prevention; intervention and treatment outcomes
for behavioral health problems; evaluation research methods; and services research in health and human service
His research has been funded by numerous federal, state and local organizations and foundations. Dr. Moberg is currently
leading program evaluation efforts for substance abuse prevention (SPF-SIG) and screening (SBIRT) demonstrations in
Wisconsin funded by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). He is the Director of
Evaluation for the UW’s Institute for Clinical Translational Research (CTSA), and is lead evaluator for a
CDC-funded project to increase physical activity among school children. Other current or recent projects include a
grant from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on “Fetal Alcohol Syndrome Prevention;” an R21
grant from the National Institute on Drug Abuse entitled “Recovery Schools as Continuing Care for Drug
Abuse;” and academic partner responsibility for a project identifying evidence-based practices to reduce health
disparities in Wisconsin. Other projects have included program evaluations in the areas of HIV/AIDS education (funded by
the Division of Public Instruction); maternal and child health (funded through the Great Lakes Inter-Tribal Council and
by the Wisconsin Partnership Program); and alcohol/drug abuse treatment in correctional settings (funded by the
Department of Corrections and the U.S. Dept. of Justice). Other past research projects include an R01 grant from NIDA
to test the Families and Schools Together (FAST) Program, a NIDA-funded effectiveness study of a school-based
computer-aided health education program (called BARN); several projects related to geriatric health services; and
grants from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation to evaluate high school programs targeting students in recovery from
substance abuse. Dr. Moberg has also been involved in the development of screening tools for adolescent substance abuse
(available at uwphi.pophealth.wisc.edu/programs/evaluation-research/adis.htm). A
selected list of his publications is appended; in addition numerous unpublished reports on his work are available.
- Moberg, D. P. (1976). Treatment outcome for earlier phase alcoholics. Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences, 273, 543-552.
- Moberg, D. P. (1977). Consumer evaluation of an alcoholism treatment program. In F. A. Seixas (Ed.), Currents in Alcoholism (Vol. 2, pp. 525-534). New York: Grune and Stratton.
- Moberg, D. P. (1978). Treatment outcome for earlier phase alcoholics II: Nine month follow-up. In F. A. Seixas (Ed.), Currents in Alcoholism (Vol. 4, pp. 457-474). New York: Grune and Stratton.
- Jacobson, G. R., Niles, D., Moberg, D. P., Mandehr, B., & Dusso, L. (1979). Identifying alcoholics and problem drinking drivers: Wisconsin's field test of a modified NCA criteria for the diagnosis of alcoholism. In M. Gallanter (Ed.), Currents in alcoholism (Vol. 6). New York: Grune and Stratton.
- Size, T., Daniels, B., Stephenson, J., & Moberg, D. P. (1981). An adolescent alcohol/drug abuse intervention program beginning in the emergency department. Journal of Ambulatory Care Management, 4(1), 73-79.
- Moberg, D. P., Klein, P. L., & Krause, W. R. (1982). Post-treatment drinking behavior among inpatients from an industrial alcoholism program. International Journal of the Addictions, 17, 549-567.
- Moberg, D. P. (1983). Identifying adolescents with alcohol problems: A field test of the adolescent alcohol involvement scale. Journal of Studies on Alcohol, 44, 701-721.
- Stephenson, J. N., Moberg, D. P., Daniels, B., & Robertson, J. F. (1984). Treating the intoxicated adolescent. Journal of the American Medical Association, 252(14), 1884-1888.
- Jones, R., & Moberg, D. P. (1988). Correlates of smokeless tobacco use in a male adolescent population. American Journal of Public Health, 78(1), 61-63.
- Moberg, D. P., Remington, P. L., Anderson, D., Peterson, C., Anderson, H., & Boss, L. (1989, September). Wisconsin studies ways to inform legislators. Chronic Disease Notes and Reports, 2(2), 11-12.
- Moberg, D. P., & Piper, D. L. (1990). Obtaining active parental consent via telephone in adolescent substance abuse prevention research. Evaluation Review, 14, 315-323.
- Moberg, D. P., & Piper, D. L. (1990). An outcome evaluation of Project Model Health: A middle school health promotion program. Health Education Quarterly, 17(1), 37-51.
- Moberg, D. P., & Hahn, L. (1991). The adolescent drug involvement scale. Journal of Adolescent Chemical Dependency, 2(1), 75-88.
- Moberg, D. P., Piper, D. L., Wu, J., & Serlin, R. C. (1993). When total randomization is impossible: Nested randomized assignment. Evaluation Review, 17(3), 271-291.
- Piper, D. L., King, M. J., & Moberg, D. P. (1993). Implementing a middle school health promotion research project: Lessons our textbooks didn't teach us. Evaluation and Program Planning, 16, 171-180.
- Gustafson D. M., Bosworth, K., Treece, C., Wu, Y.-C., Palmer, C. G. S., Moberg, D. P., et al. (1994). Predicting adolescent problem use of marijuana: Development and testing of a Bayesian model. International Journal of the Addictions, 29(7), 861-886.
- Mauser, E., Van Stelle, K. R., & Moberg, D. P. (1994). The economic impact of diverting substance-abusing offenders into treatment. Crime and Delinquency, 40, 568-588.
- Van Stelle, K. R., Mauser, E., & Moberg, D. P. (1994). Recidivism to the criminal justice system of substance-abusing offenders diverted into treatment. Crime and Delinquency, 40, 175-196.
- Hill, H. L., Piper, D. L., & Moberg, D. P. (1994-1995). Us planning for them: The social construction of community prevention activities for youth. International Quarterly of Community Health Education, 15(1), 65-89.
- Krahn, D., Piper, D. L., King, M. J., Olson, L., Kurth, C., & Moberg, D. P. (1996). Dieting in sixth grade predicts alcohol use in ninth grade. Journal of Substance Abuse, 8, 293-301.
- Florence Lackey, J., Moberg, D. P., & Balistreri, M. (1997). By whose standards? Reflections on empowerment evaluation and grassroots groups. Evaluation Practice, 18, 137-146.
- Moberg, D. P., Fuller, D. D., Gossage, P., Littman, P. S., Mulvey, K. P., Shwartz, M., et al. (1997). The Target Cities Program: Management information systems for drug abuse treatment. In P. F. Brennan & S. J. Schneider (Eds.), Information systems for community health (pp. 135-157). New York: Springer Verlag.
- Schulz, R., Scheckler, W. E., Moberg, D. P., & Johnson P R. (1997). Changing nature of physician satisfaction with health maintenance organization and fee-for-service practices. Journal of Family Practice, 45, 321-330.
- Florence Lackey, J., & Moberg, D. P. (1998). Understanding the onset of intercourse among urban American adolescents: A cultural framework using qualitative and quantitative data. Human Organization, 57(4), 491-501.
- Moberg, D. P., & Piper, D. L. (1998). The Healthy for Life Project: Sexual risk behavior outcomes. AIDS Education and Prevention, 10(2), 128-148.
- Van Stelle, K. R., Allen, G., & Moberg, D. P. (1998). Alcohol and drug prevention among American Indian families: The Family Circles Program [Also published as Substance abuse in multi-ethnic communities. New York: Haworth]. Drugs and Society, 12(1/2), 53-60.
- Piper, D. L., Moberg, D. P., & King, M. J. (2000). The Healthy for Life Project: Behavioral outcomes. Journal of Primary Prevention, 21(1), 47-73.
- McDonald, L., & Moberg, D. P. (2001). Families and School Together: FAST strategies for increasing involvement of all parents in schools and preventing drug abuse. In W. B. Hansen, S. M. Giles & M. D. Fearnow-Kenney (Eds.), Improving prevention effectiveness (pp. 235-250). Greensboro, NC: Tanglewood Research.
- Moberg, D. P., & Rettammel, R. J. (2001). Tobacco use trends and correlates among students in the Madison Metropolitan School District. Wisconsin Medical Journal, 100(3), 43-48.
- Van Stelle, K. R., & Moberg, D. P. (2004). Outcome data for MICA clients after participation in an institutional therapeutic community. Journal of Offender Rehabilitation 39 (1): 37-62.
- Van Stelle, K. R., Blumer, C. & Moberg, D. P. (2004). Treatment retention of dually diagnosed offenders in an institutional therapeutic community. Behavioral Sciences and the Law 22:585-597.
- Andrews, J.C., Netemeyer, R.G., Burton, S., Moberg, D.P., Christiansen, A. (2004). Understanding adolescent intentions to smoke. Journal of Marketing 68: 110-123.
- Warren KS, Schoppelrey, DP Moberg, M McDonald. A model of contagion through competition in the aggressive behaviors of elementary school children. Journal of Abnormal School Psychology, 2005; 33,283-292.
- Ahrens D, Bandi P, Ullsvik J, Moberg DP. Who smokes? A demographic analysis of Wisconsin smokers. Wisconsin Medical Journal 2005; 104 (4): 18-22.
- McDonald L, Moberg DP, Brown R, Rodriguez-Espiricueta I, Flores NI, Burke MP, Coover G. Afterschool multifamily groups: A randomized trial involving low-income urban Latino children. Children and Schools 2006; 28, 1: 25-34.
- Warren K, Moberg DP, McDonald, L. FAST and the arms race. The Journal of Primary Prevention 2006, 27 (1), 27-45.
- Bandi P, Remington PL, Moberg DP. Progress in reducing cigarette consumption: the Wisconsin Tobacco Control Program, 2001-2003. Wisconsin Medical Journal 2006, 105, (5) 45-49.
- Roberts RG, Friedsam D, Beasley JW, Helstad C, Moberg DP. The state of quality reports: comparing states by their ranking. Wisconsin Medical Journal 2006, 105 (8) 60-66.
- Florence Lackey, J.F., Borkin, S.S., Torti, V., Welnetz, T., Moberg, D.P.. Behind the findings: Yes, the science explorations program worked but why? Curator 2007, 50(3): 319-340.
- Moberg, D.P, and Finch, A. Recovery high schools: A descriptive study of school programs and students. Journal of Groups in Addiction and Recovery 2008, 2 (2-4): 128-161. NIHMSID# 60666
- Leonhardt KK, Pagel P; Bonin, D, Moberg DP; Dvorak ML, Hatlie, MJ. Creating an Accurate Medication List in the Outpatient Setting Through a Patient-Centered Approach. Pp. 319-333 in Henriksen K, Battles JB, Keyes MA, Grady ML, editors. Advances in patient safety: New directions and alternative approaches. Vol. 3. Performance and Tools. AHRQ Publication No. 08-0034-3. Rockville, MD: AHRQ; August 2008.
- Remington PL, Moberg DP, Booske, BL, Ceraso, M, Friedsam, D, Kindig, DA. Dissemination research: the University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute. Wisconsin Medical Journal, 2009, 108(5):236-9, 255.
- Wilton G, Moberg DP, Fleming MF. The effect of brief alcohol intervention on postpartum depression. The American Journal of Maternal/Child Nursing 2009, 34(5): 297-302.
D. Paul Moberg
UW Population Health Institute
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