William B. Hansen
William B. Hansen has been the President of Tanglewood Research since 1993. He received a B.A. degree with honors from the University of Utah in 1974, an M.S. degree in 1977, and a Ph.D. degree in 1978 in social psychology, both from the University of Houston. He has served on the faculty at UCLA (1978-1984), the University of Southern California (1980-1989) and Bowman Gray School of Medicine (1989-1996). He has been the Principal Investigator or Project Director of numerous grants and contracts. Federal agencies funding his research have included NIDA, NIAAA, CSAP, and US Department of Education. He is a widely recognized expert in alcohol and drug prevention. He has written numerous curricula for school and community-based prevention, including Project SMART, Project STAR, and All Stars. He has authored over 100 articles in scientific journals on research and evaluation methods, prevention theory, and strategies for successful prevention practice. The goal of his research has been to identify and evaluate evidence-based approaches to prevention that can achieve reductions in the onset of use and that can be applied in everyday settings. In 2001, he was the recipient of the Society for Prevention Research Science to Practice Award, recognizing his contribution to designing evidence-based approaches to prevention that can be used in real world settings. Groups that have relied upon Hansen for advice about prevention include the US Congress' Office of Technology Assessment, the National Institute on Drug Abuse, the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, the US Department of Education, the Center for Substance Abuse Prevention, numerous state agencies, numerous foundations, the United Nations, the Swiss, Spanish, Mexican, and Portuguese Departments of Health, and the US Information Agency. Most recently, he served as a Member of the Institute of Medicine Committee, National Academy of Sciences, reducing underage drinking. He has served on the faculty at UCLA (1978-1984), the University of Southern California (1980-1989) and Bowman Gray School of Medicine (1989-1996).
Biography Updated on 5 September 2011