Experience

 
 
 
 
 
January 2017 – January 2019
Curitiba, PR

Technical Advisor

Municipal Government of Curitiba

Advise the Mayor and the cabinet of the Secretary for Sports, Recreation, and Youth on strategic planning, promotion, and evaluation of the municipal policy. Also to assist the municipal administration to interpret and to develop a variety of policy monitoring indicators.

My responsibilities includ:

  • Lead a research team focused in implementing a data-driven policy evaluation and monitoring culture
  • Prepare technical reports and presentations
  • Design and analyze surveys results
  • Oversee development and maintenance of various database systems for the purpose of maintaining a participant’s history
 
 
 
 
 
February 2015 – April 2017
Brasilia, DF

Research Assistant

Institute for Applied Economic Research (IPEA)

Assist the principal researcher with articulation and management of research projects and field-works. Also, to produce statistics, indicators, and bibliographic reviews.

Responsibilities include:

  • Design and analyze national sample surveys
  • Prepare and develop scripts for analysis and automated reports
  • Create R and SQL scripts to read various databases
  • Prepare technical reports and presentations
  • Collect data using a semi-structured interviews with government officials
 
 
 
 
 
January 2015 – Present
Kansas City, KS

Statistical Consultant

Jake Thompson Consulting

Selected projects:

  • Bayesian Regression Modeling with rstanarm, a DataCamp course
  • Data analysis for research labs the University of Kansas Medical Center
  • Development of white paper on the implementation of evidence centered design for the National Council of State Boards of Nursing
 
 
 
 
 
January 2012 – December 2013
Montreal, QC

Graduate Research Assistant

University of Montreal

Responsibilities include:

  • Create R script to score technology enhanced items
  • Create and maintain databases of survey results
  • Work with content experts and educators to develop content standards and a new alternate assessment for science
 
 
 
 
 
February 2008 – December 2010
Brasilia, DF

Graduate Research Assistant

University of Brasilia

Responsibilities include:

  • Design and analyze survey data
  • Construct and analyzing electoral databases
  • Delivery analysis reports about the performance of government policies
  • Produce research reports for dissemination

Projects

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ANOVA Simplified Using R

This is a minimal set of notes and examples that form the foundation of my introduction to the analysis of variance.

Bayesian Regression Modeling with rstanarm

DataCamp course introducing Bayesian methods for linear regression using the rstanarm package.

Dynamic Learning Maps

The Dynamic Learning Maps® Alternate Assessment System is a large scale assessment administered by the Center for Accessible Teaching, Learning, and Assessment Systems at the University of Kansas.

Evaluating Model Estimation Processes for Diagnostic Classification Models

PhD dissertation submitted to the School of Education at the University of Kansas.

Soccer Predictions Using Bayesian Mixed Effects Models

Models developed for the prediction of individual games, European domestic leagues, and the UEFA Champions League.

jayhawkdown

Template for writing theses and dissertations at the University of Kansas using rmarkdown and bookdown.

Dissociating Cognitive and Affective Empathy in Unipolar Depression

Undergraduate Honors Thesis for psychology departmental honors at the University of Kansas. Winner for the Department of Psychology’s best Honors Thesis and Outstanding Research by an Undergraduate in Psychology.

Selected Publications

This graphic shows the probability of providing a correct response to an item in a multidimensional item response theory (MIRT) model. …

Recent Publications

More Publications

As cheating on high-stakes tests continues to threaten the validity of score interpretations, approaches for detecting cheating …

As the use of diagnostic assessment systems transitions from research applications to large-scale assessments for accountability …

As diagnostic assessment systems become more prevalent as large-scale operational assessments, consideration must be given to the …

Construct irrelevance, as the name might suggest, refers to measuring phenomena that are not included in the definition of the …

This graphic shows the probability of providing a correct response to an item in a multidimensional item response theory (MIRT) model. …

Recent & Upcoming Talks

This presentation is part of a coordinated session, Beyond Learning Progressions: Maps as Assessment Architecture. Learning …

Learning map models are a type of cognitive model composed of multiple interconnected learning targets and other critical knowledge and …

As the use of diagnostic assessment systems transitions from research applications to large-scale assessments for accountability …

Recent Posts

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