Behavioral Dimensions Research and Data Analytics Services

“A data analyst who understands education and mental health services.”

Dr. John Hoch, Ph.D., LP

There are lots of analysts who can run statistical analyses or machine learning algorithms. Many data analytics services can create dashboards and visualizations from your data. Very few understand psychometrics, behavior analysis, and clinical mental health services.

As a data analyst, I never stop using my “clinical eye” to understand the context of the data I’m working on. I have experience working in educational data, behavioral data, and physiological data (cardiac, EEG, Skin Conductance data). I have administered and interpreted hundreds of psychological assessments (e.g. IQ tests, behavioral measures).  I have a specific area of expertise in designing and analyzing behavioral observation data and I have years of direct care experience and training in Applied Behavior Analysis as well as Cognitive Behavior Therapies.

We will not waste time running every possible correlation between measures, and you will not have to teach me about your interventions, populations, and outcome measures. I know how to interview teachers and clinicians to turn their clinical intuition into data insights.

I work in the free, open-source R platform to extract data, find important relationships, and make them clearly visible. I create “click and run” automated PDF reports or dashboard applications that allow easy annual reporting or tailored data exploration.

I can help you design better data-tracking tools using platforms such as Google and Microsoft 365 applications. I can “recover” quantitative data from messy text fields, folders full of Excel workbooks, and other unstructured data sources. I have experience extracting data from electronic medical records platforms and other database queries using SQL. I have designed and managed survey data collection, created outcome measures, and analyzed existing treatment plan progress data. I’ll integrate your data across different sources (e.g. claims data and clinical progress measures). I can complete scientific literature searches to help identify similar analyses or to generate publication-ready work.

Please reach out using the online form to provide information on your needs to get started.

Click here for the Research Request for Services form

More about me and my work:

Curriculum Vita:

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Example Articles:

Predictors of Trauma in ASD
Click here for Predictors of Trauma in ASD Article

Autonomic Arousal and Self Injury
Click here for Autonomic Arousal and Self Injury Article

Self injury and Repetitive Behaviors in Preschoolers
Click here for Self injury and Repetitive Behaviors in Preschooler Article

Combat Deployed Fathers Cardiac Vagal Tone and Intervention Response
Click here for Combat Deployed Fathers Cardiac Vagal Tone and Intervention Response Article


Research on IBI

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