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Dr. Dave DeGarmo is a research professor and a prevention science methodologist at the UO Prevention Science Institute and the Department of Counseling Psychology and Human Services. Dave teaches prevention methodology courses on intervention design and evaluation, structural equation modeling, and multilevel modeling in the College of Education. He is former director of the Center for Assessment, Statistics and Evaluation (CASE) at the University of Oregon and has coauthored more than 40 efficacy and effectiveness evaluations. He is a former postdoctoral fellow of the NIMH Family Research Consortium of the National Institute on Mental Health and affiliated scientist of the Oregon Social Learning Center. He earned a joint doctorate in 1993 from the University of Akron and Kent State University, Department of Sociology.

Commitment to Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion

I have maintained a commitment to conducting research with underrepresented communities and in understanding the impact of, and mitigating factors for, socially disadvantaged contexts and their relation to parenting behaviors and family adjustment. As a first-generation college graduate, I have a deep appreciation for potential visible and invisible identities that can be strengths or barriers for doctoral students navigating their programs. I take pride in formal, and more so, informal mentoring of students. I am particularly proud of the OSJP staff (Oregon Saludable Juntos Podemos and the collaborative state-wide research conducted during the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic funded by the NIH RADxUP initiative (Rapid Acceleration of Diagnostics – Underserved Populations) led by Drs. Leve and Cresko at the UO.

Meet Dr. Dave DeGarmo