Rumi Kato Price, PhD, MPE, MA

Professor, Department of Psychiatry, School of Medicine
cohort study, disparities, drug use, epidemiology, global health, longitudinal study, military & veterans, PTSD, suicide & suicidality, trauma & injury prevention

Dr. Price’s research interests encompass a range of psychiatric, substance abuse, and genetic epidemiology topics. In the past, she worked in four areas:

1) Cross-cultural and international substance abuse and psychiatric epidemiologic studies involving Asian (Japan, Taiwan, Vietnam) and other countries;
2) Longitudinal studies and methodologies related to a cohort of Vietnam veterans with a history of illicit drug addiction;
3) Health disparity research on epidemiology of substance abuse and mental health within US racial/ethnic populations;
4) Attempting to integrate advances in biomarker research into social/behavioral health disparity research.

Dr. Price’s more recent research is focused:
5) Trauma, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), substance abuse, and suicidality, by working with a newer generation of U.S. military service members and their families.
6) Exploring collaborative research agenda on human trafficking with a focus on global and domestic tracking and identification and prevention/intervention strategies on PTSD and substance abuse.

Her advocacy activities include education of causes and consequences of psychoactive substance abuse from a rational choice approach and improving science and scientist disparities in the psychological trauma and substance abuse fields.