D. Paul Moberg, PhD
Faculty Director for Evaluation Research

D. Paul Moberg 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 organizations.

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.


Contact Information

D. Paul Moberg
UW Population Health Institute
610 Walnut Street, 575-E WARF
Madison, WI 53726

Phone: (608) 263-1304
Fax: (608) 262-6404
Email: dpmoberg@wisc.edu