Dr. J. Marshall Shepherd, Georgia Athletic Association Distinguished Professor and Director for the UGA Program in Atmospheric Sciences, spoke to a rapt audience in Dr. Allison Howard’s innovative PSYC 5100 course “Environmental Psychology: Behavior and Decision Making in a Changing World.” Dr. Shepherd is a preeminent expert on weather, climate, and the socio-economic aspects of their impacts and is regularly featured on CNN, CBS, NBC and others including his own show on The Weather Channel. Thanks a bunch Dr. Shepherd and kudos to Dr. Howard for bringing him into her class!
My research focuses on the prenatal programming effect of endocrine disrupting chemicals (EDCs). I am studying the gender-specific neuro-metabolic disruptions following developmental exposures to low dose EDCs and high fat diet in adulthood.
- Masters in Neuroscience : Department of Anatomy, Cell Biology and Physiology American University of Beirut (AUB), Lebanon
- Bachelor of Science (B.S) in Biology : American University of Beirut (AUB), Lebanon
I work in the Clinical and Cognitive Neuroscience Laboratory under the direction of Drs. Brett Clementz and Jennifer McDowell. I am interested in psychosis across diagnoses. My research uses methods including diffusion tensor imaging and eye-tracking to examine structural abnormalities and biomarkers of cognitive control.
Patrick attended the University of Dayton for his undergrad (BA in Psychology and Communication - Public Relations, minor in Anthropology) where he worked under Drs. Erin O'Mara and Jack Bauer until 2016. He completed a Master of Arts in Psychological Sciences from Northern Arizona University in 2018, working closely with Drs. Heidi Wayment, Ann Huffman, and Brian Eiler on projects ranging from concussion reporting behavior in collegiate football players to teaching computational social psychological methods to undergraduates. His masters thesis, which was one of the finalists in NAU's 3 Minute Research Project competition (below), used data scraping and computational methodology to model a cultural-level and its effect on the health of NCAA athletes.
Patrick's interest center around the relationships that exist between celebrities and their fans and the way that media facilitate these parasocial connections. He often uses large data sets scraped from social media sites to explore this phenomenon.
Media Use (Especially for LGBTQ Individuals)
Disclosure of Stigmatized Identities
Computational Social Psychology
University of Dayton, 2016
Bachelor of Arts: Psychology and Communication (Public Relations), minor in Anthropology
Northern Arizona University, 2018
Master of Arts: Psychological Sciences
Thesis: Cultural Factors and Documented Concussion Reports in Collegiate Football Players: Exploring the Effects of Macro- and Exo- System Factors
My research primarily falls within the realm of computational social science. As such, I endeavor to use methodologies such as computational modeling and social network analysis in order to conduct scientific inquires into the underpinnings and temporal/multi-level dynamics of emergent phenomena, with a particular emphasis on cognition within teams and multi-team systems.
- Teams and multiteam systems
- Emergent states
- Advanced quantitative methodologies (computational modeling, social network analysis, bayesian belief networks)
M.S., Western Kentucky University, Industrial-Organizational Psychology
B.A., Quinnipiac University, Psychology (Industrial-Organizational Concentration)