David DeGarmo, College of Education

Dave DeGarmo, Research Professor, Prevention Science Institute

David DeGarmo

Research Professor, Department of Counseling Psychology and Human Services
Practice Areas: Prevention Science, Early Intervention, Fatherhood, Compromised Parenting, Public Health

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Dave DeGarmo’s research focuses on family stress models and preventive interventions for families at-risk for compromised parenting with an emphasis on fathering processes. He is a former postdoctoral fellow of the NIMH Family Research Consortium of the National Institute on Mental Health and an affiliated scientist of the Oregon Social Learning Center. DeGarmo is part of a team of researchers that designed a program that used culturally informed outreach with well-located community testing sites to triple turnout for COVID-19 testing in Latinx communities around Oregon. The researchers are hopeful their findings can help shape future public health and other outreach campaigns to Latinx communities across the country. DeGarmo is currently leading projects investigating the impacts of COVID-19 school closures on long-term adjustment in youth with or at risk for disability and optimizing SARS-CoV-2 testing and promotores interventions to serve Latinx communities.

Recent Media:
Crunching the numbers with data science (Around the O, Oct. 5, 2022)
New methods tripled COVID-19 testing in Latinx communities (Around the O, Aug. 1, 2022)
Outstanding Research Awards go to five scholars, two teams (Around the O, June 14, 2021)
New grant will expand COVID-19 testing in Latinx communities (Around the O, Oct. 21, 2020)
Prof awarded more than $12 million to study children's health (Around the O, Oct. 2, 2018)