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Dr. DeGarmo has a substantive focus on family stress models, preventive interventions for families at-risk for compromised parenting with an emphasis on fathering processes. 

Dr. DeGarmo is currently MPI of the NICHD project ‘Investigating the impacts of COVID-19 school closures on long-term adjustment in youth with or at risk for disability’ (McIntyre, DeGarmo), MPI of the RADx-UP ‘Optimizing SARS-CoV-2 Testing and Promotores Interventions to Serve Latinx Communities’ 3P50DA048756-03S3 (Leve, Cresko, DeGarmo),  and PI of the UO Data Science Core for the P50 DA048756-01 (Leve, Fisher) centers of excellence Center on Parents and Opioids. I have expertise in personal and environmental risk and resilience factors associated with social and behavioral interventions.