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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.

Preferred Method of Contact: e-mail:

Areas of interest

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


  • Ph.D., University of Oregon. 2007


  • "Prenatal Development and Adolescent Obesity : Two Distinct Pathways to Diabetes in Adulthood." Childhood Obesity In: , Vol. 14, No. 3, 01.04.2018, p. 173-181.
  • "The effects of resistance exercise on biomarkers of breast cancer prognosis : A pooled analysis of three randomized trials." Cancer Epidemiology Biomarkers and Prevention In: , Vol. 27, No. 2, 01.02.2018, p. 146-153.
  • "Associations between mother's and children's moderate-to-vigorous physical activity and sedentary time in the family context." Preventive Medicine Reports In: , Vol. 8, 01.12.2017, p. 197-203.
  • "Is the Association of ADHD with Socio-Economic Disadvantage Explained by Child Comorbid Externalizing Problems or Parent ADHD?" Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology In: , 11.11.2017, p. 1-13.
  • "Symptom distress in patients with hepatocellular carcinoma toward the end of life." Oncology Nursing Forum In: , Vol. 44, No. 6, 01.11.2017, p. 665-673.
  • "Modeling Attitudes Toward Science : Development and Validation of the Credibility of Science Scale." Basic and Applied Social Psychology In: , 26.10.2017, p. 1-14.
  • "Falls, functioning, and disability among women with persistent symptoms of chemotherapy-induced peripheral neuropathy." Journal of Clinical Oncology  In: , Vol. 35, No. 23, 10.08.2017, p. 2604-2612.
  • "Heterogeneity in development of aspects of working memory predicts longitudinal attention deficit hyperactivity disorder symptom change." Journal of Abnormal Psychology In: , Vol. 126, No. 6, 01.08.2017, p. 774-792.
  • "Public perceptions of expert disagreement : Bias and incompetence or a complex and random world?" Public Understanding of Science  In: , Vol. 26, No. 3, 01.04.2017, p. 325-338.
  • "Falls and Frailty in Prostate Cancer Survivors : Current, Past, and Never Users of Androgen Deprivation Therapy." Journal of the American Geriatrics Society In: , 2017.
  • "Background and design of the symptom burden in end-stage liver disease patient-caregiver dyad study." Research in Nursing and Health In: , 2017.
  • "Childhood Maltreatment and BMI Trajectory : The Mediating Role of Depression." American Journal of Preventive Medicine  In: , 2017.
  • "Factors affecting physicians' intentions to communicate personalized prognostic information to cancer patients at the end of life : An experimental vignette study." Medical Decision Making  In: , Vol. 36, No. 6, 01.08.2016, p. 703-713.
  • "A High-Touch Model of Community-Based Specialist Palliative Care : Latent Class Analysis Identifies Distinct Patient Subgroups." Journal of Pain and Symptom Management  In: , Vol. 52, No. 2, 01.08.2016, p. 272-283.
  • "A Longitudinal Examination of Stages of Change Model Applied to Mammography Screening." Western Journal of Nursing Research  In: , Vol. 38, No. 4, 01.04.2016, p. 441-458.
  • "Development of the assessment for collaborative environments (ACE-15) : A tool to measure perceptions of interprofessional “teamness”." Journal of Interprofessional Care In: , 31.03.2016, p. 1-7.
  • "Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder developmental trajectories related to parental expressed emotion." Journal of Abnormal Psychology In: , Vol. 125, No. 2, 01.02.2016, p. 182-195.
  • "Relationship between fatigue, sleep quality and inflammatory cytokines during external beam radiation therapy for prostate cancer : A prospective study." Radiotherapy and Oncology In: , Vol. 118, No. 1, 01.01.2016, p. 105-111.
  • "Seeing What You Want to See : How Imprecise Uncertainty Ranges Enhance Motivated Reasoning." Risk Analysis  In: , 2016.
  • "Benefits of partnered strength training for prostate cancer survivors and spouses : results from a randomized controlled trial of the Exercising Together project." Journal of Cancer Survivorship In: , 29.12.2015, p. 1-12.
  • "Interprofessional Education : Finding a Place to Start." Nurse Educator In: , Vol. 40, No. 5, 07.09.2015, p. 249-253.
  • "Variation in symptom distress in underserved Chinese American cancer patients." Cancer  In: , Vol. 121, No. 18, 01.09.2015, p. 3352-3359.
  • "Mammography screening of Chinese immigrant women : Ever screened versus never screened." Oncology Nursing Forum  In: , Vol. 42, No. 5, 01.09.2015, p. 470-478.
  • "Development and Validation of an Assessment of Regional Anesthesia Ultrasound Interpretation Skills." Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine In: , Vol. 40, No. 4, 11.07.2015, p. 306-314.
  • "At Home on the Range? Lay Interpretations of Numerical Uncertainty Ranges." Risk Analysis  In: , Vol. 35, No. 7, 01.07.2015, p. 1281-1295.
  • "Is there evidence of failing to fail in our schools of nursing?" Nursing Education Perspectives  In: , Vol. 36, No. 4, 01.07.2015, p. 226-231.
  • "Resistance exercise reduces body fat and insulin during androgen-deprivation therapy for prostate cancer." Oncology Nursing Forum In: , Vol. 42, No. 4, 01.07.2015, p. 348-356.
  • "The role of objective numeracy and fluid intelligence in sex-related protective behaviors." Current HIV Research  In: , Vol. 13, No. 5, 01.07.2015, p. 337-346.
  • "The cognitive impact of the education revolution : A possible cause of the Flynn Effect on population IQ." Intelligence  In: , Vol. 49, 01.03.2015, p. 144-158.
  • "Impact of a simulation on nursing students' attitudes toward schizophrenia." Clinical Simulation in Nursing In: , Vol. 11, No. 2, 01.02.2015, p. 134-141.

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