Daniel Cooper

Daniel CooperPostdoctoral Fellow, Prevention and Methodology Training (PAMT) Program

The Methodology Center
The Pennsylvania State University
426 Health and Human Development Building
University Park, PA 16802

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Ph.D., University of Minnesota, 2019 (Family Science – Couple and Family Therapy)
M.A., University of Minnesota, 2015 (Counseling and Student Personnel Psychology)
B.A., University of St. Thomas, 2012 (Psychology)


Research Interests & Collaborators

There are two main trajectories of my research: (a) examining risk and protective factors associated with positive adaptations to stress/trauma by using subgroup analyses, such as latent profile analysis and (b) using community-engaged program implementation strategies to enhance the effectiveness of evidence-based preventive interventions for substance use and mental health problems, specifically for populations exposed to stress and traumatic events. I am passionate about using existing data sources to advance our understanding of community mental health and advance substance use prevention programs. My primary collaborations are with Mayra Bámaca-Colbert and Damon Jones.