Felicia Gray Cerbone is a Senior Research Director II in the Public Health Department.
She has been at NORC since 1994 and brings a unique combination of skills to any project: technical capabilities such as statistical programming experience, certification in training and administering mental health diagnostic interviews, the conceptual ability to analyze and interpret data as reflected in her senior co-authorships of several academic papers and technical reports, and proven data collection expertise and managerial skills.
Cerbone is currently the Project Manager for the Office of Minority Health Performance Improvement and Management System (PIMS) Development Project and the HHS Office on Women’s Health Program Evaluation and Performance Management Support Services contract. Cerbone also plays a key role on a CMS-Office of Minority Health project and Project LAUNCH, a SAMSHA-funded project. She was recently the Project Director for the Traumatic Brain Injury Technical Assistance Center (TBI TAC). Additionally, she served as a survey director on a large Office of Minority Health Project entitled Trends in U.S. Public Awareness of Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Health Care. Prior to working on these projects, Cerbone served as the associate project manager on the National Institute of Justice-funded Arrestee Drug Abuse Monitoring (ADAM) Program and as a principal research analyst on two National Institute on Drug Abuse grants (the Vulnerability to Drug Abuse in High Risk Youth Study and the Drug Injector Risk Networks Study).
Prior to her NORC tenure, Cerbone worked at Conwal Incorporated on an evaluation of the safety of commercial drivers with insulin-treated diabetes and epilepsy. Prior to Conwal, Cerbone worked at the Walter Reed Army Medical Center, Department of Military Psychiatry researching Gulf War Syndrome.
Cerbone has coauthored several analytic papers and monographs, including publications in Criminology examining the etiology of adolescent delinquency and drug use and the effectiveness of substance abuse treatment. She also serves as a peer reviewer for Criminology and the Journal of Research on Crime and Delinquency.