The role of a quantitative psychologist is to improve and advance the statistical models and quantitative research methods used by social and behavioral scientists, while never losing sight of the substantive topics that drive the need for these methods.
My interest in how one achieves long-term change in attitudes, intentions, and behaviors, particularly the intermediate links in this causal chain, along with my extensive training in applied statistics, measurement, and experimental design, are the reasons my research focuses on longitudinal mediation models primarily applied to prevention interventions. I am also a strong believer in the need for all psychologists to be educated in a variety of quantitative methods in order to improve the quality of research in the social and behavioral sciences.
Ph.D. in Quantitative Psychology, Arizona State University, 2007
Certificate in Applied Statistics, Arizona State University, 2006
M.A. in Quantitative Psychology, Arizona State University, 2005
B.S. in Psychology (minors: Statistics, Actuarial Science), Oregon State University, 2002