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L.A. Doctoral Student seeking data analytic work

Location:
Claremont, CA, 91711
Salary:
negotiatable
Posted:
September 20, 2008

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PH.D. Applied Social Psychology, Claremont Graduate University, (first year).

M.A. Experimental Psychology, Cleveland State University, December 2006 GPA: 3.8

Thesis: Fluidity of Sexual Orientation in Sexual Minority Young Women,

Depression, and Alcohol Consumption: A Within-Group Examination of Sexual Minority Women Online.

B.A. Psychology: Research Track, John Carroll University, December 2003 GPA: 3.5

Honors Thesis: Undergraduate Attitudes Toward Homosexuality:

Impact of Contact, Media Exposure and Causal Attribution.

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Nov 06 – Aug 08 Community Research Coordinator and Data Analyst

Center for Health Promotion Research

Case Western Reserve University

Project 1) The Healthy Teens Building Healthy Schools Project

• Responsible for the management of 5 waves of data, each containing 700 variables from 1600 middle school students participating in a large, NIH funded study of adolescent sexual development and sexual education programming.

• Managed survey data in SPSS by cleaning, coding intricate skip patterns, and merging all wave files into a single, clean longitudinal data set complete with all SPSS syntax to reproduce file.

• Created codebooks including frequencies for all variables and factor analyses and reliabilities for all scale items.

• Conducted all statistical analyses, creating text summaries and publication-ready tables for P.I.’s 3 key outcome papers.

• Managed student employees.

Project 2) The Cleveland Youth Marathon Program Evaluation

• Worked with community partners to plan and implement the evaluation of community initiative to engage Cleveland’s youth in healthy physical activity.

• In charge of pre-post survey design and the creation of protocols for physical assessments.

• Coordinated the school-based collection of survey data from 400 middle school participants using audio-enhanced personal digital assistants.

• Organized school nurses and community nutrition and fitness volunteers to assist with the physical assessments.

• Created databases, cleaned, coded, and analyzed survey and physical data for pre to post changes in both social-cognitive mediators and behavioral outcomes.

• Prepared all analytic and demographic tables for report to community and CDC data brief.

March 08 – Aug 08 Statistical Consultant

School of Medicine

Case Western Reserve University

• Contracted by a Dermatology Resident to conduct and summarize all psychometric and statistical analyses of pilot data for a study exploring the reliability and validity of a new photo-numeric scale for hair damage in African American women.

• Prepared SPSS syntax and publication-ready tables for all ANCOVA, linear regression, and reliability analyses.

• Presented simple but actionable findings to a statistically novice client and recommended next methodological steps to take in order to publish scale.

Aug 2003 – May 2005 Research & Teaching Assistant

Department of Psychology

Cleveland State University

• Performed an array of teaching duties including presenting lectures to undergraduates, grading tests and presentations, and keeping grade books for courses including Introduction to Psychology, Adolescent Development, and Psychology of Sexuality.

• Performed a variety of sexual minority research activities for Dr. Leslie Fisher including literature searches, subject recruitment, and manuscript preparation.

PUBLICATIONS

Boyle, S. & Fisher, L. (To be re-submitted to the American Journal of Public Health Sept. 2008). Fluidity of Sexual

Orientation in Sexual Minority Young Women, Depression, and Alcohol Consumption.

Boyle, S. & Fisher, L. (Submitted to Archives of Sexual Behavior Aug. 2008). The Moderating Role of Attribution

for Orientation in the Relationship Between LGBT Community Involvement & Psychological Well-Being in Sexual Minority Youth.

PRESENTATIONS

Boyle, S. & Fisher, L. (2008, May). The Moderating Role of Attribution for Orientation in the Relationship Between LGBT

Community Involvement & Psychological Well-Being in Sexual Minority Youth.. Cleveland State University, Department of Psychology. Paper Presented at the Society For the Scientific Study of Sexuality’s Joint Eastern-Midwestern Conference 2008, Cleveland, OH.

Boyle, S., Borawski, E., & Gardner, N. (2008, April). The Cleveland Youth Marathon Program Evaluation Project: An Overview. Center for Health Promotion Research at Case Western Reserve University. Poster presented at Case Western Reserve University’s Research ShowCASE 2008, Cleveland, OH.

Boyle, S. & Fisher, L. (2007, November). Fluidity of Sexual Orientation in Sexual Minority Young Women, Depression, and

Alcohol Consumption. Cleveland State University, Department of Psychology. Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Public Health Association 2007, Washington, D.C.

Boyle, S., Borawski, E., & Trapl, E. (2007, April). Response Inconsistencies in Adolescents’ Self-reported Sexual Experience. Center for Health Promotion Research at Case Western Reserve University. Poster presented at Case Western Reserve University’s Research ShowCASE 2007, Cleveland, OH.

Boyle, S. & Larsen, J. (2004, March). Undergraduate Attitudes Toward Homosexuality: Impact of Contact, Media Exposure

and Causal Attribution. John Carroll University Department of Psychology. Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Midwestern Psychological Association, Chicago, IL.

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS

• The American Public Health Association

• Society for the Scientific Study of Sexuality

• The American Psychological Association

• Psi Chi Honor Society in Psychology

REFERENCES

Leslie Fisher, Ph.D. Associate Professor, Dept of Psychology, Cleveland State University.

Phone: 216-***-****; Email: **********@*****.***

Janet Larsen, Ph.D. Professor and Chair, Dept of Psychology, John Carroll University.

Phone: 216-***-****; Email: ******@***.***

Elaine Borawski, Ph.D. Director, Center for Health Promotion Research, Case Western Reserve University.

Phone: 216-***-****; Email: ******.********@****.***



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