Pacific Institute has more than 200 employees working at six major centers and a number of project offices around the country and the world. Senior Staff at the Institute serve as principal investigators, research scientists, evaluators, and project directors. They are supported by seasoned research and program associates; research assistants; and finance, information technology, and administrative staff.

The collective experience of the staff of Pacific Institute includes extensive work in health and the social sciences: anthropology, child and adolescent health and development, communications, criminology, economics, education, law, mathematics, political science, psychology, public health, sociology, and systems analysis.

The executive and central business offices are located at PIRE Headquarters in Calverton, MD, and provide financial and administrative support to scientists and practitioners across the Institute. They assist in meeting all state and federal requirements for financial, personnel, and administrative management of Institute initiatives. A sophisticated financial tracking system allows investigators to maximize resources while completing projects within allotted budgets and timeframes.

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Bernard Murphy

President and Chief Executive Officer
Calverton, Maryland
(301) 755-2737
Bernard E. Murphy, PhD., was unanimously elected as President and Chief Executive Officer of Pacific Institute for Research and Evaluation. His term as President and Chief Executive Officer began January 1, 2008. Dr. Murphy is the Institute’s senior executive responsible for overall management, development and operations of the organization, reporting to the Board of Directors.

Dr. Murphy completed a Master’s degree in Education at the University of Maryland and earned his Ph.D. in Counseling from the Catholic University of America in Washington, DC. He is a licensed professional counselor in the Commonwealth of Virginia.

Dr. Murphy joined PIRE in 1995 and served as a Staff Director on the Board from 2001 until 2007, during which time he served on the Executive, Governance and Nominating Committees. Dr. Murphy was the Project Director of PREVENT (Personal Responsibility and Values: Education and Training) for the Center for Advanced Planning and Evaluation, in Calverton. PREVENT is the Navy’s alcohol and drug prevention class for 18-25 year old sailors. As Director he was responsible for oversight and management of 70 staff located in 16 sites and 47 ancillary locations around the world.

Before joining PIRE, Dr. Murphy chaired the Arlington County Interdepartmental Team on Youth Violence Prevention and Intervention Network; was Quality Assurance Officer for Mental Health Services implementing the Quality Assurance Joint Commission’s Accreditation for Hospitals; responsible for directing the professional training and development for Mental Health, Mental Retardation Services and Substance Abuse Services staff of over 135; representative to the High Intensity Drug Trafficking Act Treatment Team; and Clinical Consultant for the interagency primary prevention grant for at-risk children. He has served on the faculty of Trinity College, Catholic University, Salisbury State University and the North Carolina Foundation for Alcohol and Drug Studies and served as a Clinical Consultant to the Navy and Marines Alcohol and Drug Programs.

PREVENT 2000, United States Navy (10/1/2005 - 9/30/2006)

PREVENT 2005, United States Navy (6/1/2005 - 9/30/2009)

Preventing Alcohol Related Convictions, Levings & Associates, Inc. (7/1/2003 - 10/31/2006)

Safe Schools/Healthy Students Initiative - Appling County, Georgia, Appling County School Board (11/1/1999 - 9/30/1999)

PREVENT 2000, United States Navy (4/1/1999 - 9/30/2009)

PREVENT, United States Navy (10/1/1995 - 9/1/1998)

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