About Candace Black
Dr. Candace Black is a Senior Research Specialist at SIROW, and earned a doctorate with distinction in Psychology and a concentration in Quantitative Methods. Her statistical and methodological experience includes research design, survey development and psychometrics, descriptive analyses, regression and general linear modeling, multi-level modeling, cascade modeling, structural equation modeling, and meta-analysis. Her research history has involved various international and cross-cultural collaborations, including the native population on Easter Island, indigent populations in Mexico, and undergraduates in Sweden, Brazil, Mexico, Costa Rica, and the United Kingdom.
Since joining SIROW, Dr. Black has worked on four state- and federally-funded evaluation projects on human trafficking, substance abuse, science motivation in undergraduates, and gender disparities in transportation occupations. She has contributed to and designed Training and Technical Assistance (T/TA) webinars for the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, coordinated data collection for a national cross-site evaluation team with six sites including tribal grantees, co-authored several professional reports, and provided process evaluation feedback to project stakeholders at quarterly and subcommittee meetings.
Dr. Black has experience in project management, program evaluation, cross-cultural research, and field research. While completing her doctoral requirements, she completed the initial set-up and management of a multi-national research project, including: coordinating ethics training for international collaborators; obtaining site authorizations; ensuring optimal survey translations; compiling consent, disclosure, and debriefing forms; site authorizations; and translated surveys to obtain Institutional Review Board approval; hiring, training, and supervising research assistants. Dr. Black has co-authored 13 peer-reviewed publications and completed a number of poster and paper presentations at university, regional, national, and international conferences. She has taught over 25 college-level classes in a variety of formats, and has taught and mentored students from diverse economic, educational, and ethnic backgrounds. Dr. Black has also served as an ad hoc reviewer for the Journal of Social, Evolutionary, and Cultural Psychology, the Journal of Methods and Measurement in the Social Sciences, Personality and Individual Differences, Behavior and Brain Sciences, and Evolutionary Psychology.
Dr. Black’s expertise includes:
- Project development and management
- Research design
- Quantitative data analysis
- Program evaluation
- Cross-cultural research