Thomas Trail, Ph.D.
Thomas Trail, Ph.D., is a Behavioral Scientist at the RAND Corporation. His research focuses on interpersonal relationships, including between spouses, friends, and group members, with a particular focus is on how stress affects relationship processes and health outcomes. Recent research includes investigating family readiness across the deployment cycle (the Deployment Life Study); the potential impact of integrating women into USMC combat roles on unit cohesion; and investigating the effectiveness of online communities for improving the health and well-being of military caregivers. Prior to joining RAND, Thomas was a postdoctoral scholar at UCLA. He received his PhD in social psychology from Princeton University and his MS in applied/experimental psychology from Virginia Tech.
Financial: Thomas Trail receives compensation from a salary at RAND Corp and grants from US Department of Defense.
Nonfinancial: Thomas Trail has no relevant nonfinancial relationship to disclose