Professor - Executive Associate Dean
Dr. Fargo is a Professor in the Department of Psychology where he is affiliated with the graduate emphasis in Sociobehavioral Epidemiology. He is also a Research Scientist with the National Center on Homelessness among veterans, Philadelphia Veterans Affairs Medical Center.
Dr. Fargo's primary research interests focus on preventing and ending homelessness, particularly among veterans, as well as preventing injury and victimization. His research is driven by the premise that prevention is the optimum solution to many behavioral and social problems and is thus focused on ascertaining and defining their characteristics and etiology. Dr. Fargo also has extensive methodological expertise in the application of modern psychometric, latent variable, and mixed-effects modeling techniques to research problems in the sociobehavioral, epidemiological, and educational sciences. He routinely teaches graduate-level quantitative methodology courses.
Dr. Fargo earned master’s degrees in clinical psychology (2003) and quantitative epidemiology (2008) as well as a doctoral degree in experimental psychology (2004) from the University of Cincinnati. In 2005, he founded the Office of Methodological and Data Sciences at Utah State University, which he directed until 2009. He previously worked at the University of Pennsylvania, where he was a Senior Research Investigator in the Center for Health Equity Research, a Biostatistician in the Center for Clinical Epidemiology & Biostatistics, and an Associate Fellow in the Center for Public Health Initiatives.
Please contact Dr. Fargo if you are interested in collaborating with him. He mentors graduate students in a supportive environment with the goal of developing well-rounded, proficient, and independent scholars.