Brian T. Yates, PhD
Dr. Yates consults on a variety of federally funded projects in health, alcohol, and drug addiction; media-based substance abuse prevention; mental health services for children and families; and multi-site studies of the costs, benefits, cost-effectiveness, and cost-benefit of adding consumer-operated services to traditional mental health services. He has authored or co-authored over 70 peer-reviewed research publications. Most of his publications apply cost-effectiveness or cost-benefit analysis to the systematic evaluation and improvement of human services, and he has integrated psychological decision-making strategies and quasi-experimental design with concepts and methods adapted from economics and operations research in his model of Cost →Procedure →Process →Outcome Analysis.
- Treasurer, American Evaluation Association
- Professor, Department of Psychology, American University
- PhD, 1976, Stanford University, Psychology
- Yates, B. T. (2008). Cost-effectiveness and cost-benefit of family involvement initiatives. The Evaluation Exchange, 14, 33.
- Sava, F. A., Yates, B. T., Lupu, V., Hatieganu, I., Szentagotai, A., & David, D. (2009). Cost-effectiveness and cost-utility of cognitive therapy, rational emotive behavioral therapy, and fluoxetine in treating depression: A randomized clinical trial. Journal of Clinical Psychology, 65, 36-52.
- Yates, B. T. (2009). Cost-inclusive evaluation: A banquet of approaches for including costs, benefits, and cost-effectiveness and cost-benefit analyses in your next evaluation. Evaluation and Program Planning, 32, 54-56.
- Yates, B. T. (Ed.). (2009). Cost-inclusive evaluation: Quantitative and qualitative [Special issue]. Evaluation and Program Planning, 32, 52-90.
- Yates, B. T. (in press). Evaluating costs and benefits of consumer-operated services: Unexpected resistance, unanticipated insights, and deja vu all over again. Case 7 in J. A. Morell (Ed.), Evaluation in the face of uncertainty. New York: Guilford Press.