Resume

EXPERIENCE

Data Analyst: The Center for Collegiate Mental Health, August 2018 – present

  • Maintained graduate research assistant responsibilities, while taking on ownership of data cleaning, standardization, and management of large multiyear longitudinal psychotherapy data sets.
  • Created an R package to standardize R functions for internal use (https://github.com/CCMH-PSU/CCMHr).
  • Created annual reports distilling quantitative data on college student mental health to primary stakeholders.
  • Produced and prepared data for standardized reporting templates and online reporting platforms, allowing 200+ counseling centers to view key metrics from their local data.
  • Created Shiny app to allow stakeholders to more easily explore relationships within the data.
  • Consulted with outside researchers to provide data and analyses to answer research questions.

Graduate Research Assistant: The Center for Collegiate Mental Health, August 2014 – August 2018

  • Managed large databases of longitudinal psychotherapy data from 700,000+ clients and 200+ college counseling centers, including data merging and cleaning.
  • Converted data management, analysis and reporting system from SPSS to R, making data processes more efficient and reproducible.
  • Prepared data for an online reporting platform accessible to outside parties.
  • Consulted with outside researchers to provide data and analyses to answer research questions.
  • Conducted independent research, including building statistical models from psychotherapy data to generate clinically relevant prediction systems: Client recovery trajectories, client risk of suicide attempts, client resource utilization.

Research Assistant: Brigham Young University, Winter 2013 – Summer 2014

  • Conducted analyses to confirm the factor structure of a group psychotherapy measure using multilevel structural equation modeling, allowing for its implementation in clinical settings.
  • Coded, managed, and analyzed data for two meta-analyses comparing individual to group psychotherapy.
  • Analyzed data for a trial of an inpatient wellness program, resulting in optimized treatment delivery.
  • Authored a methodological publication on performing multilevel confirmatory factor analysis.

Data Analyst: Counseling and Career Center, Brigham Young University, Summer 2012 – Summer 2014

  • Managed a longitudinal database of psychotherapy outcome data from 3,000+ clients per year and integrated this data with other academic databases.
  • Conducted analyses with faculty to answer research questions that improved clinical practice.
  • Generated a predictive equation for psychotherapy treatment failure based on client data.

TECHNICAL SKILLS

Software and Programming Languages: R (tidyverse, shiny, Rmarkdown), SPSS, Tableau, SAS, Mplus, Stata, SQL, Excel

Statistical Methods: general linear modeling, mixed effects modeling, multivariate analyses, structural equation modeling, Bayesian estimation, meta-analysis, data mining, data visualization


AWARDS

Marty Murphy Award for excellence - Penn State Psychology Department 2017

Psychotherapy Most Valuable Paper (MVP) Award 2016

  • “Outcome Differences Between Individual and Group Formats When Identical and Nonidentical Treatments, Patients, and Doses Are Compared: A 25-Year Meta-Analytic Perspective”

Pennsylvania State University Clinical Psychology Graduate Scholar Award 2014

Psychology Valedictorian- Brigham Young University 2014


EDUCATION

Ph.D. Psychology- Pennsylvania State University Expected 2020

M.S. Psychology- Pennsylvania State University 2017

B.S. Psychology- Brigham Young University 2014