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David DeGarmo

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Director, Center for Assessment, Statistics and Evaluation (CASE)

Dave is an Associate Research Professor in the Department of Educational Methodology, Policy, and Leadership and is Director of the Center for Assessment, Statistics and Evaluation (CASE) housed in the Office of Research, Innovation, and Graduate Education (RIGE). Dave is a prevention scientist with a focus on intervention development, implementation and evaluation of programs for families at risk for compromised parenting; including family stress models of divorce, child welfare systems, and more recently, military families. He also focuses on independent and interactive effects of fathering. DeGarmo has expertise in structural equation modeling, multilevel modeling, and linear and nonlinear trajectory analyses. He serves on the editorial board of Parenting Science and Practice and Cultural Diversity and Ethnic Minority Psychology and is a standing member of the Social and Behavioral review panel of the Institute of Education Sciences.


DeGarmo, D. S. (2010). A time varying evaluation of identity theory and father involvement for full custody, shared custody, and no custody divorced fathers. Fathering, 8(2), 181-202.

DeGarmo, D. S. (2010). Coercive and prosocial fathering, antisocial personality, and growth in children’s post-divorce noncompliance. Child Development, 81, 503-516.

Forgatch, M. S., & DeGarmo, D. S. (2011). Sustaining fidelity following the nationwide PMTO implementation in Norway. Prevention Science, 12, 235-246.

DeGarmo, D. S., & Forgatch, M. S. (2012). A confidant support and problem solving model of divorced fathers' parenting. American Journal of Community Psychology, 49, 258-269.

Sigmarsdóttir, M., DeGarmo, D. S., Forgatch, M. S., & Guðmundsdóttir, E. V. (2013). Treatment effectiveness of PMTO for children´s behavior problems in Iceland: Assessing parenting practices in a randomiz(6ed controlled trial. Scandinavian Journal of Psychology, 54, 468–476.

Leve, L. D., DeGarmo, D. S., Bridgett, D. J., Neiderhiser, J. M., Shaw, D. J., Harold, G. T., Natsuaki, M., & Reiss, D. (2013). Using an adoption design to separate genetic, prenatal, and temperament influences on toddler executive function. Developmental Psychology, 49, 1045-1057.

DeGarmo, D. S., Reid, J. B., Fetrow, B. A., Fisher, P. A., & Antoine, K. D. (2013). Preventing child behavior problems and substance use: The pathways home foster care reunification intervention. Journal of Child & Adolescent Substance Abuse, 22, 388-406.

Harold, G. T., & DeGarmo, D. S. (2014).Concern regarding an evalualuation of MTFC-A for adolescents in English care. The British Journal of Psychiatry, 205(6), 498.

Conradt, E., DeGarmo, D. S., Fisher, P. A., Abar, B., Lester, B. M., Lagasse, L. L., . . . Hammond, J. A. (2014). The contributions of early adverse experiences and trajectories of respiratory sinus arrhythmia on the development of neurobehavioral disinhibition among children with prenatal substance exposure. Development & Psychopatholoy, 26(4pt1), 901-916.

Kerr, D. C. R., DeGarmo, D. S., Leve, L. D., & Chamberlain, P. (2014). Juenile justice girls' depressive symptoms and suicidal ideation 9 years after multidimensional treatment foster care. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 82(4), 684-693.