Nathan Doogan

Post-doctoral fellow in Public Health at OSU

Nathan Doogan (Ph.D. in Social Work, Ohio State University, 2014; Master of Social Work, Ohio State University, 2008; B.S. Social Work, Ohio State University, 2006) is a Post-doctoral fellow in the College of Public Health at OSU.

Nate is broadly interested in substantive topics that impact social justice. He has special interests in the use of advanced methodological tools such as agent-based modeling and tools used to describe, visualize, model, and make inference from social networks. Nate is also experienced with models falling in a class of generalized linear mixed models and fixed effects models including multilevel and event history modeling. Finally, Nate has interests in using quantitative word mapping and Markov modeling techniques in the analysis of large corpora.

Nate continues work developing an understanding of the dynamics involved in 1) dyadic social interactions in residential substance abuse treatment facilities, 2) adolescent friendship networks and delinquent behaviors, and 3) non-profit organizational resource sharing networks. For his dissertation, Nate is using word mapping techniques to quantitatively inspect message content traded among substance abusing offenders during their stay at a residential treatment facility for patterns that can be linked to reincarceration outcomes.


Areas of Expertise
  • Social Justice
  • Social Networks
  • Statistical Methodology
  • Ph.D., The Ohio State University, Social Work - 2014

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