University of ArizonaNorton School of Family and Consumer Sciences


Alysha Ramirez

Academic Program: 
Family Studies and Human Development
Degrees: 
M.S.
Hometown: 
Tucson, AZ

 

 

RESEARCH INTERESTS

Social development in adolescence (specifically peer relations)
Positive youth development programs
Quantitative research methods
Underserved populations
Program evaluation 

 

Co Principal Investigator: Virtue, Character, and the Golden Rule: Peer Relations in Roman Catholic Schools (2013) Co PI: Diana Meter, M.S.

  • Recruited school partners for data collection and served a main contact throughout project
  • Designed planned missingness for survey items
  • Prepared surveys using DataIllum software
  • Administered data collections at partner schools
  • Managed undergraduate research assistants
  • Performed high level missing data analyses using HTC computers

 

Research Consultant: Kristine Moore, Ph.D. (2013-present) Youth Development and Indicators Department, Child Trends Research Institute, Washington D.C.

  • Research Projects: Alcohol Policy Analysis (contracted by NAHIC for Maternal Child and Health Behavior), Adverse Childhood Experiences (contracted by Annie E. Casey Foundation)
  • Duties: Literature searches; running advanced analyses; writing and preparing manuscripts for submission to publications

 

Graduate Research Intern: Nicholas Carrington, M.P.H., Kristine Moore, Ph.D. (Summer 2013) Youth Development Department, Child Trends Research Institute, Washington D.C.

  • Research Projects: Integrated Student Services (contracted by Bloomberg Foundation), Alcohol Policy Analysis (contracted by NAHIC for Maternal Child and Health Behavior), Leveraging Knowledge (contracted by Annie E. Casey Foundation), Adverse Childhood Experiences (contracted by Annie E. Casey Foundation) LINKS database, Center for the Study of Social Policy
  • Duties: literature searches; effect size calculations; creating PowerPoint for stakeholder presentations; sitting in on stakeholder meetings; running advanced analyses; preparing manuscripts; translating research evaluations into lay person summaries for online database; preparing summaries of evidence based practices for foster youth; trained in Wordpress website software

 

Principal Investigator: A daily diary text message approach to aggression and victimization-pilot (2012)

  • Sought more effective methods for collecting daily data in adolescents
  • Used specialized computer program to administer surveys
  • Collaborated with local high school
  • Executed data collection over course of five days
  • Prepared customized school report for participating administrators
     
Minor: 
Applied Developmental Science and Quantitative Research Methods
Recent Accomplishments: 

Ramirez, A. N., Card, N. A., (2014, March). Benefits of Organized Activity Participation for Diverse Youth. Poster submitted to the 15th Society for Research on Adolescence Meeting, Austin, TX. 

Ramirez, A.N., Card, N.A., & Hodges, E.V.E. (2013, April). Directional patterns of aggression in multi ethnic classrooms. Symposium paper presented at the Biennial Meeting of the Society for Research on Child Development, Seattle, Washington.

Ramirez, A.N., Card, N.A., & Meter, D.M. (2013, April). How frequency of extracurricular activity participation impacts aggression and victimization levels. Poster presented at the Biennial Meeting of the Society for Research on Child Development, Seattle, Washington.

Ramirez, Alysha. (2014). Bullying and the Role of Parents (Frances McClelland Institute for Children, Youth, and Families ResearchLink, Vol. 6, No. 1). Tucson, AZ: The University of Arizona

Harbin, V.A., Ramirez, A.N., Terzian, M., & Moore, K.A. (2014). An Analysis of State Underage Drinking Policies and Adolescent Alcohol Use. Washington, DC: Child Trends Research Institute

Moore, K. A., Caal, S., Carney, R., Lippman, L., Li, W., Muenks, K., Terzian, M., & Ramirez, A.N. (2014). Integrated Student Supports: Assessing the Evidence. Making The Grade, 3. Washington, DC: Child Trends Research Institute

Ramirez, A.N. (2014, April). Benefits of Activity Participation in a Diverse Sample [Web log comment]. Retrieved from http://www.s-r-a.org/announcements/blog/2014-04-30-benefits-activity-par...

Ramirez, A.N. (2014, April). Adolescence In Diverse Contexts: Poster Session Review [Web log comment]. Retrieved from http://www.s-r-a.org/announcements/blog/2014-04-09-adolescence-diverse-c...

Ramirez, A.N. (2014, February). Research on Other Ethnic Minority Groups Part 3: Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islanders [Web log comment]. Retrieved from http://www.s-r-a.org/announcements/blog/2014-02-11-research-other-ethnic...



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