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Jimikaye Courtney

PAMT Postdoctoral Fellow

Introduction

Jimikaye Courtney is currently a post-doctoral fellow in the Prevention and Methodology Training (PAMT) program working under Dr. David Conroy and Dr. Michael Russell. Her research is focused on:

  1. the measurement of physical activity and alcohol use behaviors using wearable monitors and ecological momentary assessment (EMA);
  2. examining the relationships between physical activity, alcohol use, and psychosocial predictors of health, such as stress and affect; and
  3. using advanced statistical modeling (multilevel modeling, time-varying effect modeling, etc.), to examine the within-person dynamics of the relationships between physical activity, alcohol use, and psychosocial variables, and the within-person dynamics of alcohol use throughout an alcohol use event or a single day of alcohol use.

Dr. Courtney's post-doctoral training will expand upon these areas of interest by using advanced statistical modeling to examine data captured via the activPAL activity monitor, Secure Continuous Remote Alcohol Monitor (SCRAM), and ecological momentary assessment (EMA) surveys. Her long-term goal is to use information learned through said research to inform the development of real-time adaptive interventions and policy capable of modifying health behaviors to improve human health.

Education 

  • Ph.D., Colorado State University (Human Bioenergetics)
  • M.S., Colorado State University (Health and Exercise Science)
  • B.S., Oklahoma State University (Nutritional Sciences)
  • B.A., Oklahoma State University (Spanish)

The Prevention and Methodology Training (PAMT) program, funded by a T32 grant from the National Institute on Drug Abuse, trains pre-and post-doctoral researchers in the integration of prevention science and statistical methodology for the behavioral sciences.