James A. Swartz
James is an Associate Professor at the University of Illinois at Chicago, in the Jane Addams College of Social Work (JACSW) where he teaches statistics and research methods to graduate students. He is a clinical psychologist with significant training and experience conducting small and large-scale research and evaluation projects. For example, he completed several major evaluation studies of substance abuse treatment programs, including an evaluation of Project IMPACT, a CSAT-funded drug treatment program at the Cook County Department of Corrections.
He also has expertise evaluating the accuracy of various diagnostic and screening instruments for mental illness and substance abuse. He has consulted with numerous agencies and state government divisions on epidemiological and evaluation research studying service delivery for multiple populations including those in the criminal justice system, persons with mental illness or substance use disorders, and LGBTQ populations coping with HIV/AIDS.
He recently developed an extensive epidemiological report for the Illinois Division of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse on the extent of substance use and related problems and gaps in treatment.
He has also consulted with business organizations to develop market research campaigns, analyze company and individual performance indicators, develop client surveys and analyze survey results, and develop a scale for measuring employee engagement.
Ph.D., Clinical Psychology
LOYOLA UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO
M.A., Behavior Research
UNIVERSITY OF NOTRE DAME
B.A., Preprofessional Studies
Activities & Affiliations
American Psychological Association
Society for Social Work Research
American Public Health Association
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