Christopher Swoboda

Christopher Swoboda

Associate Professor & Associate Director of Research Methods

Teachers College


CECH Research Methods - 0022

Professional Summary

Christopher M. Swoboda is an Associate Professor and Associate Director of the Research Methods sub-unit in the School of Education.  As an applied quantitative research methodologist, he has focused his scholarship on implementing, evaluating and developing tools for educational, social science and health researchers to appropriately analyze the types of data that are inherent to their field. Amongst other things, these include missing data, causal inference and single-case research designs. 



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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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