Christopher Swoboda

Christopher Swoboda

Associate Professor

Associate Professor Research Methods

Teachers College


CECH Educational Studies - 0022

Professional Summary

As a highly collaborative applied quantitative research methodologist, I have focused my scholarship, teaching and leadership roles on implementing, evaluating and developing tools for data driven decision making and research across a variety of contexts (e.g., education, health, legal studies). I pride myself in both using rigorous methodological approaches to combat real problems and in making these tools accessible to all learners.



Ph.D.: University of Wisconsin Madison, 2011 (Educational Psychology - Quantitative Methods. Minor in Statistics)

M.A.: University of Wisconsin Madison, 2008 (Educational Psychology - Quantitative Methods)

B.S.: University of Wisconsin Madison, 2005 (Psychology, Political Science)

Research Support

Grant: #Center for Legal Education Excellence Grant Investigators:Chanvisanuruk, Joel; Lobue, Amy; Swoboda, Christopher 03-07-2019 -11-30-2020 AccessLex Institute Passing the bar: A multisite, mixed methods investigation of law student success Role:PI $125,000.00 Active Level:Private Non-Profit


Peer Reviewed Publications

Merianos, Ashley L; Swoboda, Christopher M; Oluwoye, Oladunni A; Gilreath, Tamika D; Unger, Jennifer B (2018. ) Depression and Alcohol Use in a National Sample of Hispanic Adolescents.Substance use & misuse, , 53 (5 ) ,716-723 More Information

Fujishiro, Kaori; Farley, Amy N; Kellemen, Marie; Swoboda, Christopher M (2017. ) Exploring associations between state education initiatives and teachers' sleep: A social-ecological approach.Social science & medicine (1982), , 191 ,151-159 More Information

Zaidi, Nikki L Bibler; Swoboda, Christopher M; Kelcey, Benjamin M; Manuel, R Stephen (2017. ) Hidden item variance in multiple mini-interview scores.Advances in health sciences education : theory and practice, , 22 (2 ) ,337-363 More Information

Nabors, Laura A; Meerianos, Ashley L; Vidourek, Rebecca A; King, Keith A; Rosen, Brittany L; Zhang, Jiaqi; Swoboda, Christopher (2016. ) Predictors of flourishing for adolescents with asthma.The Journal of asthma : official journal of the Association for the Care of Asthma, , 53 (2 ) ,146-54 More Information

Nabors, Laura; Burbage, Michelle; Woodson, Kenneth D; Swoboda, Christopher (2015. ) Implementation of an after-school obesity prevention program: helping young children toward improved health.Issues in comprehensive pediatric nursing, , 38 (1 ) ,22-38 More Information

Richardson, George B; Chen, Ching-Chen; Dai, Chia-Liang; Swoboda, Christopher M (2014. ) Life history strategy and young adult substance use. Evolutionary psychology : an international journal of evolutionary approaches to psychology and behavior, , 12 (5 ) ,932-57

Nabors, Laura A; Kichler, Jessica C; Burbage, Michelle L; Swoboda, Christopher M; Andreone, Teresa L (2014. ) Children's Learning and Goal-Setting at a Diabetes Camp.Diabetes spectrum : a publication of the American Diabetes Association, , 27 (4 ) ,257-63 More Information

Zaidi, Nikki Bibler; Swoboda, Christopher; Wang, Leigh Lihshing; Manuel, R Stephen (2014. ) Variance in attributes assessed by the multiple mini-interview.Medical teacher, , 36 (9 ) ,794-8 More Information

Hawkins, Robert P; Pingree, Suzanne; Baker, Timothy; Roberts, Linda J; Shaw, Bret; McDowell, Helene; Serlin, Ron; Dillenburg, Lisa; Swoboda, Christopher M; Han, Jeong-Yeob; Stewart, James A; Carmack, Cindy L; Salner, Andrew; Schlam, Tanya R; McTavish, Fiona; Gustafson, David H (2011. ) Integrating eHealth With Human Services for Breast Cancer Patients.Translational behavioral medicine, , 1 (1 ) ,146-154 More Information

Baker, Timothy B; Hawkins, Robert; Pingree, Suzanne; Roberts, Linda J; McDowell, Helene E; Shaw, Bret R; Serlin, Ron; Dillenburg, Lisa; Swoboda, Christopher M; Han, Jeong-Yeob; Stewart, James A; Carmack-Taylor, Cindy L; Salner, Andrew; Schlam, Tanya R; McTavish, Fiona; Gustafson, David H (2011. ) Optimizing eHealth breast cancer interventions: which types of eHealth services are effective? .Translational behavioral medicine, , 1 (1 ) ,134-145

Farley, A. N., Swoboda, C. M., Chanvisanuruk, J., McKinley, K. M. , Boards, A. , & Gilday, C. (2019. ) Law student success and supports: Examining bar passage and factors that contribute to student performance. Journal of Empirical Legal Studies, , 16 (3 ) ,605

Headley, M. G. ,, Swoboda, C. M., & Foote, L. (2016. ) Whats missing in longitudinal studies with implications for mathematics education? .International Journal of Research & Method in Education, , 39 (4 ) ,383