Robert J. Reid

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Scholarly Interests and Specialties

  • Substance abuse and HIV/AIDS prevention among urban minority youth
  • Youth violence and gangs
  • Community-based participatory research
  • Structural and environmental interventions to prevent alcohol and tobacco use

Professional Association Memberships

  • Association for Psychological Science, 2006 to Present
  • Society for Social Work and Research, 1999 to Present
  • National Association of Social Workers, 1995 to Present
  • Council on Social Work Education, 1995 to Present

Reviewer for the following professional journals

  • Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research
  • Journal of Early Adolescence
  • Journal of Primary Prevention
  • Prevention Science
  • Social Science & Medicine
  • Youth & Society

Other Types of Reviews

  • National Institutes of Health (NIH)
  • Special Emphasis Panel/Scientific Review Group
  • City of Paterson, Department of Human Services
  • Grant reviewer, Ryan White Title I Grant Program

Work With Schools and Other Agencies

  • Principal Investigator - Project C.O.P.E. (Communities Organizing for Prevention and Empowerment) is a five year federal initiative (2003-08) funded by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), Center for Substance Abuse Prevention (CSAP). As a collaborative effort between Montclair State University, the Paterson Public Schools, Paterson Police Department, and numerous social service agencies, Project C.O.P.E. has helped increase the capacity of local community-based organizations in their efforts to provide comprehensive substance abuse and HIV prevention services targeting racial and ethnic minority youth. Additional information about the project can be found at
  • In April 2007, appointed to the Governor’s Crime Plan Task Force, State Delinquency Prevention and Intervention Coordinating Committee, The State of New Jersey, Department of Law & Public Safety, Office of the Attorney General.