James Sinacore, PhD received a PhD in Applied Social Psychology in 1989 from Loyola University Chicago. His concentration was in health psychology, statistical analysis, program evaluation, and survey research design. Prior to his coming to the Stritch School of Medicine, Dr. Sinacore was director of the Outcomes Research Program at Children’s Memorial Hospital. Before that, he was director of research in the Department of Family Medicine at the University of Illinois, Chicago and co-director of the Biostatistical and Data Management Core of the NIH funded Multipurpose Arthritis and Musculoskeletal Diseases Center of the Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University.
He came to Loyola’s Department of Preventive Medicine & Epidemiology in October of 2003 and joined the faculty as associate professor. Since then, he has been a senior member of the Biostatistical Core which serves investigators across the medical center campus.
Dr. Sinacore’s main research interests include domestic violence screening, the visual display of quantitative information, the reliability and validity of measurement instruments, multiple regression and correlation analysis, and classification and regression trees (CART). The domestic violence screening tool that he developed with colleagues has recently been made into a downloadable app for smart phones to make it easier to detect problems with interpersonal violence.
Dr. Sinacore teaches graduate level biostatistics courses for students in the basic biomedical sciences, those in the Public Health and Clinical Research Methods programs, and students in the Doctor of Nursing Practice program. He also teaches an undergraduate statistics course for the RN to BSN program in the School of Nursing.