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RIA #37: Dr. Jamison Fargo on Working with a National Research Center

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Dr. Jamison Fargo

Dr. Jamison Fargo

On this episode, Katie is joined by Dr. Jamison Fargo, an Associate Professor in the Department of Psychology at Utah State University where he is affiliated with the graduate emphasis in Sociobehavioral Epidemiology. He is also a Research Scientist with the National Center on Homelessness among Veterans, Philadelphia Veterans Affairs Medical Center. Dr. Fargo’s primary research interests focus on preventing and ending homelessness, particularly among Veterans, as well as preventing injury and victimization. Dr. Fargo also has extensive methodological expertise in the application of modern psychometric, latent variable, and mixed-effects modeling techniques to research problems in the sociobehavioral, epidemiological, and educational sciences. Dr. Fargo earned Master’s degrees in Clinical Psychology (2003) and Quantitative Epidemiology (2008) as well as a Doctoral degree in Experimental Psychology (2004) from the University of Cincinnati. In 2005 he founded the Office of Methodological and Data Sciences at Utah State University, which he directed until 2009. He previously worked at the University of Pennsylvania, where he was a Senior Research Investigator in the Center for Health Equity Research, a Biostatistician in the Center for Clinical Epidemiology & Biostatistics, and an Associate Fellow in the Center for Public Health Initiatives.

Transcript (.docx)

Show Notes

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Segment 1: The National Center on Homelessness among Veterans [00:00-12:29]

In this first segment, Jamison shares about his experiences working with a national research center.

In this segment, the following resources are mentioned:

Segment 2: Biostatistics [12:30-21:49]

In segment two, Jamison defines biostatistics and shares about training in this field and the disciplines where it is most likely to be used.

Segment 3: Career Retooling [21:50-32:57]

In segment three, Jamison discusses what led him to “retool” at mid-career and how he went about it.

In this segment, the following resources are mentioned:

Bonus Clip [00:00-5:44]: Dr. Jamison Fargo’s Experience as a Methodologist

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