Matthew Courser is a Senior Research Scientist with the Pacific Institute for Research and Evaluation (PIRE). He is an evaluator and research methodologist who works domestically and internationally in the areas of prevention, treatment, community systems development, workforce development, and public health.
Dr. Courser has extensive experience working with Appalachian and rural communities and in evaluating community-based programs, and has in-depth experience with rural health and policy issues affecting rural areas. He also has experience with opioids and other emerging community health threats. His work has helped communities address opioids and other emerging health threats with communities of practice and collective impact approaches.
He was trained in the Ohio State University Center for Survey Research and previously was employed by NORC at the University of Chicago in their AP-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research. Dr. Courser is an active member of the American Association for Public Opinion Research (AAPOR) and is a past President and Executive Board Member of the Midwest Association for Public Opinion Research (MAPOR). He is a member of the National Rural Health Association (NHRA), the Alcohol and Drug Addiction Professionals Association of Ohio (ADAPAO), and the Problem Gambling Network of Ohio.