Dale Russell, PhD, MBA, MS

Dale W Russell, PhD, MBA, MS, Major, Army

Name: Dale W Russell, PhD, MBA, MS, Major, Army

USU Department of Primary Appointment: 
Military and Emergency Medicine
Faculty Rank: 
Associate Professor
Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, Bethesda, MD

Research Interests:
Behavioral Sciences
Organizational Behavior

Office Phone: 
(619) 736-1802


Post-doc, Prevention Science, UC Berkeley, USA
PhD, Behavioral Sciences, University of Amsterdam, Netherlands
MS, International Environmental Studies, University of Auckland, New Zealand
MBA, Economics, University of Arizona, USA
BS, Political Science / Business, University of Arizona, USA


Dr. Russell's research focuses on health promotion communications, organizational behavior, corporate social responsibility, and general mental/behavioral health, with a focus on at-risk populations (children, senior citizens, and military communities). His research has been funded by the United States Department of Defense and National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism and he is a twice selected Fulbright scholar. Dr. Russell retired from the military after 24 years of service.


  • Russell, C. & Russell, D. (In-press). It’s Not Just Showing Up:’ The Role of Social Identification with a Veteran Service Organization in Increasing Benefit Finding and Reducing Social Isolation amongst Veterans. Psychological Services.
  • Russell, C., Russell, D., Grube, J., & McQuarrie, E. (In-press). Alcohol Storylines in Television Episodes: The Preventive Effect of Countering Epilogues. Journal of Health Communication.
  • Pitts, B., Safer, M., Chapman, P., & Russell, D. (In-press) Retrospective Appraisals of Threat and Benefit Mediate the Effects of Combat Experiences on Mental Health Outcomes in Army Medics. Military Behavioral Health.
  • Ursano, R., Wang, J., Fullerton, C., Ramsawh, H., Gifford, R. Russell, D., Cohen, G., Sampson, L., & Galea, S. (In-press). Postdeployment Mental Health in Reserve and National Guard Service Members: Deploying With or Without One's Unit and Deployment Preparedness. Military Medicine.
  • Russell, D., Kazman, J., Benedek, D., Ursano, R., & Russell, C. (2017). Domestic Civil Support Missions Can Aggravate Negative Mental Health Outcomes Amongst National Guardsmen: The Moderating Role of Economic Difficulties. Journal of Traumatic Stress, 30(2), 195-199.
  • Pitts, B., Safer, M., Chapman, P., & Russell, D. (2017). Utilization of Behavioral Health Services by United States Army Medics. Military Behavioral Health, 5(3), 208-217.
  • Russell, C., Russell, D., Lehu, J., & Morales, A. (2017). Hedonic Contamination: Exposure to Advertising Taints Subsequent Entertainment Experiences. Journal of Advertising Research, 57(1), 38-52.
  • Russell, C., Swasy, J., Engels, L., & Russell, D. (2017). Eye Tracking Evidence that Happy Faces Impair Comprehension of the Verbal Message: The Case of Health Warnings in Direct-to-Consumer Pharmaceutical Television Commercials. International Journal of Advertising, 36(1), 82-106.
  • Russell, D., Russell, C., Naifeh, J., Benedek, D., Fullerton, C., Ursano, R., & Cacioppo, J. (2016). Social Support and Mental Health Outcomes Among US Army Special Operations Personnel. Military Psychology, 28(6), 361-375.
  • Russell, D., Russell, C., & Honea, H. (2016). Implied Social Contract and Civil Regulation of Corporate Behavior. Journal of Business Ethics, 136(4), 759-773.