Dave Atkins, Ph.D., is a Research Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, University of Washington. Dr. Atkins received his doctorate in Clinical Psychology at UW in 2003 and returned to UW as a faculty member in 2008. His primary interests are in applied statistics and methodology, and Dr. Atkins serves as a quantitative methodologist for the Center for the Study of Health and Risk Behaviors and the Center for Healthcare Improvement for Addictions, Mental Illness, and Medically Vulnerable Populations (Director: Roy-Byrne; www.chammp.org). In addition to his quantitative interests and teaching, Dr. Atkins also has interests in text-mining and speech signal processing as applied to psychotherapy and research on couple therapy and infidelity.
Atkins, D. C., Baldwin, S., Zheng, C., Gallop, R. J., & Neighbors, C. (2013). A tutorial on count regression and zero-altered count models for longitudinal substance use data. Psychology of Addictive Behaviors, 27, 166-177. doi: 10.1037/a0029508 PMCID: PMC3513584
Atkins, D. C., Rubin, T. N., Steyvers, M., Doeden, M., Baucom, B., & Christensen, A. (2012). Topic models: A novel method for modeling couple and family text data. Journal of Family Psychology, 26, 816-827. doi:10.1037/a0029607 PMCID: PMC3468715
Neighbors, C., Atkins, D. C., Lewis, M. A., Lee, C. M., Kaysen, D., Mittmann, A., Fossos, N., & Rodriguez, L. M. (2011). Event specific drinking among college students. Psychology of Addictive Behaviors, 25, 702-707. PMCID: PMC3192907
Kaysen, D., Atkins D. C., Moore, S. A., Lindgren, K. P., Dillworth,T., & Simpson, T. (2011). Alcohol Use, Problems, and the Course of Posttraumatic Stress Disorder: A Prospective Study of Female Crime Victims. Journal of Dual Diagnosis, 7, 262-279.
Atkins, D. C. (2009). Clinical trials methodology: Randomization, intent-to-treat, and random-effects regression. Depression and Anxiety, 26, 697-700. PMID: 19658122
Atkins, D. C., & Gallop, R. J. (2007). Re-thinking how family researchers model infrequent outcomes: A tutorial on count regression and zero-inflated models. Journal of Family Psychology, 21, 726-735. PMID: 18179344
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