Dr. Osvaldo F. Morera
I am trained as a quantitative psychologist with interests in behavioral decision theory/medical decision making, health psychology and applied psychometrics. Within behavioral decision theory, I have an interest in the study of analytical and holistic decision making. I apply this interest in analytical decision making to the use of decision aids to help patients make informed decisions about their health care. My interests in health psychology involve the promotion of behavior change. Recently, my former PhD student and I developed a web-based smoking cessation intervention geared for female college students at UTEP. My interests in applied psychometrics primarily involve test validation and the assessment of measurement invariance and test bias.
(Underlined names represent names of former students)
Heydarian, N.M., Castro, Y., & Morera, O.F. (in press). An Examination of the Stereotype Content Model among Blind Americans. Rehabilitation Psychology
Hughes, A.S., Heydarian, N., Gerardo, D., Solis, I., & Morera, O.F. (in press). Seeking HealthInformation and Social Support In The Diabetes Online Community (DOC). Frontiers in Clinical Diabetes And Healthcare
Richards, D. K., Morera, O.F., Schwebel, F., J., Pearson, M. R. & Field, C. A. (in press). Measurement Invariance of the Readiness to Change Questionnaire among Injured Patients Who Received a Brief Intervention for Alcohol Use. Assessment
Morera, O.F. & Stokes, S.M. (2016). Coefficient α as a Measure of Test Score Reliability: Review of 3 Popular Misconceptions. American Journal of Public Health, 106, 458-461.
“Project Ace (Action for Equity): A BUILDing SCHOLARS Pipeline.” 1R25GM132959-01A1. Funding organization: National Institutes of Health. Role: Lead Principal Investigator (on a team of 3 Multiple PI’s). Amount: $1,350,000. Funding period: September 10, 2020 – July 30, 2025.
“Phase II of BUILDing SCHOLARS.” Linked award numbers RL5GM118969, TL4GM118971, and UL1GM118970. Funding organization: National Institutes of Health. Role: Multiple Principal Investigator (on a team of 7 PI’s). Amount: $17,941,149. Funding period: July 1, 2019 – June 30, 2024
Ph.D., University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (1997)
PSYC 1303 Introduction to Statistics
PSYC 4321 Judgment & Decision Making
PSYC 5311 Experimental Design
PSYC 5323 Psychometrics
PSYC 5335 Structural Equation Modeling
PSYC 5335 Multivariate Statistics