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Nathan Dieckmann Ph.D.

  • (503) 494-2843
    • Associate Professor School of Nursing
    • Core Faculty Psychiatry, Division of Clinical Psychology School of Medicine

Dr. Dieckmann leads the Statistics Core in the school of nursing. He provides statistical and research design support to faculty and students and teaches statistical methods. Particular areas of interest include structural equation models, longitudinal modeling, psychometrics and meta-analysis. He is also core faculty for the Clinical Psychology program in the department of Psychiatry. 

Dr. Dieckmann also conducts basic and applied research in the decision sciences and risk communication, primarily with colleagues at Decision Research in Eugene, OR. His current work is focused on the development of decision aids, risk assessment tools, and methods for the effective presentation of uncertainty in a variety of domains. Other areas of interest include examining lay perceptions of conflicting health information, expert disagreement, and trust in science more generally.

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Areas of interest

  • Statistics; Judgment and Decision making; Risk Communication; Science communication


  • Ph.D., University of Oregon. 2007


  • "An Empirical Assessment of Meta-Analytic Practice" Review of General Psychology June 2009
  • "The role of patient pain and physical function on depressive symptoms in couples with lung cancer" Journal of Family Psychology  2014
  • "Possession attachment predicts cell phone use while driving" Health Psychology April 2013
  • "Resistance training reduces disability in prostate cancer survivors on androgen deprivation therapy" Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation January 1 2015
  • "Variation in symptom distress in underserved Chinese American cancer patients" Cancer September 1 2015
  • "At Home on the Range? Lay Interpretations of Numerical Uncertainty Ranges" Risk Analysis July 1 2015
  • "Is there evidence of failing to fail in our schools of nursing?" Nursing Education Perspectives July 1 2015
  • "Comparison of tai chi vs. strength training for fall prevention among female cancer survivors" BMC Cancer December 5 2012
  • "Numeracy skill and the communication, comprehension and use of risk–benefit information"  January 1 2013
  • "Preliminary evidence of a blunted anti-inflammatory response to exhaustive exercise in fibromyalgia" Journal of Neuroimmunology December 15 2014
  • "The effects of presenting imprecise probabilities in intelligence forecasts" Risk Analysis June 2010
  • "Less is more in presenting quality information to consumers" Medical Care Research and Review April 2007
  • "Impact of a simulation on nursing students' attitudes toward schizophrenia" Clinical Simulation in Nursing February 1 2015
  • "A breast health educational program for Chinese-American women" American Journal of Health Promotion January 1 2015
  • "Making sense of uncertainty" Journal of Risk Research August 1 2012
  • "Bringing Meaning to Numbers" Journal of Experimental Psychology: Applied September 2009
  • "Resistance exercise reduces body fat and insulin during androgen-deprivation therapy for prostate cancer" Oncology Nursing Forum July 1 2015
  • "Deliberative Disjunction" Risk Analysis December 2012
  • "Numeracy skill and the communication, comprehension, and use of risk-benefit information" Health Affairs May 2007
  • "Mammography screening of Chinese immigrant women" Oncology Nursing Forum September 1 2015
  • "How Numeracy Influences Risk Comprehension and Medical Decision Making" Psychological Bulletin November 2009
  • "Military Sexual Trauma Services for Women Veterans in the Veterans Health Administration" Psychological Services November 2007
  • "Social activity decreases risk of placement in a long-term care facility for a prospective sample of community-dwelling older adults." Research in gerontological nursing  2014
  • "The role of objective numeracy and fluid intelligence in sex-related protective behaviors" Current HIV Research July 1 2015
  • "Interprofessional Education" Nurse Educator September 7 2015
  • "Communicating about uncertainty in multistakeholder groups"  January 1 2013
  • "Explaining the Effect of Education on Health" Psychological Science October 2010
  • "Reducing incivility in the workplace" Journal of Continuing Education in Nursing January 1 2015
  • "Development and Testing of an Abbreviated Numeracy Scale" Journal of Behavioral Decision Making April 2013
  • "Age Differences in Complex Decision Making"   2011

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