- Research Associate
James Houseworth, Ph.D, began his career in Education and Human Development as a high school teacher in Chicago, IL. His dissertation work focused on how basic numerical ability (particularly understanding fraction, decimals, and percents) influences decision making in an inherently uncertain world.
James is versed in statistical analysis to detect group differences, trends over time, how individual differences influences outcomes, and how factors relate to influence and create more complicated sets of skills and outcomes.
HIs primary work at ICI is focused on assessing outcomes for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD), particularly outcomes related to maximizing individual choice and community inclusion.
He is currently developing research to find ways to increase the understanding of and involvement in medical decision-making that includes risk for individuals with IDD. This work largely revolves around identifying best practices (e.g. visual representations) to convey risk information to individuals with IDD.