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My name is Matt Henson, and I am an Associate Professor in the Health Psychology Program at Old Dominion University!

In 2004, I earned my Ph.D. in Quantitative Psychology from the University of California, Los Angeles under the guidance of Dr. Steve Reise. My training was focused on advanced latent variable methods, such as Item Response Theory. My dissertation included a simulation study examining the validity of latent variable mixture modeling estimation under different conditions.

After graduate school, I entered a two-year postdoctoral fellowship at the Center for Health and Behavior at Syracuse University where I focused my training on applied health behavior research topics. I studied risky sex behaviors under the guidance of Dr. Michael Carey and college drinking interventions under Dr. Kate Carey.  My collaboration with Dr. Kate Carey inspired me to devote my research career to alcohol misuse causes, intervention, and sequelae.

In 2005, I began my career at Old Dominion University where I currently teach both undergraduate and graduate quantitative courses and continue my research on alcohol intervention.  I’ve had the benefit of working with many talented students and colleagues alike!

Feel free to contact me with any questions!

James M. Henson, Ph.D. 
Associate Professor of Psychology
Department of Psychology
244C Mills Godwin Bldg.
Old Dominion University
Norfolk, VA 23529-0267
Phone: 757-683-5761
Fax:     757-683-5087