Jack Barile

John (“Jack”) Barile

Dr. John ("Jack") Barile will lead the Evaluation Core. Dr. Barile is a tenured Professor in Psychology at the University of Hawai'i at Mānoa, Director of the Office for Evaluation and Needs Assessment Services, and the Interim Director of the Social Science Research Institute. Dr. Barile earned his doctorate in community psychology and completed a post-doctoral fellowship at the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). He currently holds an appointment at the CDC as a Research Social Scientist and is the Senior Advisor for Health Policy Initiatives for the College of Social Sciences at UH Mānoa. He has extensive experience collaborating with research teams across the United States, including major universities, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) and the National Cancer Institute. He currently manages an active research program (uhecolab.com | jackbarile.com) pursuing questions concerning health equity, poverty, and quality of life with funding from the CDC, CMS and NIH. He serves as a Co-I for a NIH funded disparity study among people living with HIV (with Dr. Frankie Wong) and several initiatives concerning historically marginalized groups and chronic disease. Dr. Barile also serves as the principal evaluator on several federal grants focused on increasing diversity, equity, and inclusion, including three awards from the National Science Foundation. As Director of the Social Science Research Institute, he oversees $20 million dollars in research funding annually and manages the College of Social Sciences Grant Development Office, post-award processing, and several research centers. He has a particularly strong background in quantitative and mixed-method research designs used to evaluate health and equity related programs.