Research Assistant Professor
Highest Degree and Institution
Ph.D., University of Kansas
HEAL 8015: Applied Statistics For Health Sciences
HEAL 8016: Advance Applied Statistics
Longitudinal Data Analysis
Latent Variable Modeling (SEM, IRT)
Application of advance data analysis techniques to applied research
Association for Psychological Science
Foundation for Open Access Statistics
Gerontological Society of America
Quantitative data analysis
Jorgensen, T. D., Garnier-Villarreal, M., Pornprasertmanit, S., & Lee, J. (in press). Small-variance priors can prevent detecting important misspecifications in Bayesian confirmatory factor analysis. In M. Wiberg, S. A. Culpepper, R. Janssen, J. González, & D. Molenaar (Eds.), Quantitative psychology: The 83rd annual meeting of the Psychometric Society, New York, NY, 2018.
Woda, A., Dreifuerst, K., & Garnier-Villarreal, M. (2019). The Impact of Supplemented Simulation on Newly Licensed Registered Nurses. Journal of Clinical Simulation in Nursing. http://doi.org/10.1016/j.ecns.2018.12.002
Hardy, T. M., Garnier-Villarreal, M., Ohlendorf, J. M., McCarthy, D. O. (in press). Chronic Stress and Ovarian Function in Female Childhood Cancer Survivors. Oncology Nursing Forum.
Ohlendorf, J. M., Robinson, K., & Garnier-Villarreal, M. (2019). The impact of maternal BMI, gestational weight gain, and breastfeeding on early childhood weight: Analysis of a statewide WIC dataset. Preventive Medicine, 118, 210–215. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ypmed.2018.11.001
Ruekert Kobiske, K., Bekhet, A. K., Garnier-Villarreal, M., & Frenn, M. (2018). Predeath Grief, Resourcefulness, and Perceived Stress Among Caregivers of Partners With Young-Onset Dementia. Western Journal of Nursing Research, 1–17. https://doi.org/10.1177/0193945918806689
Bekhet, A.K. & Garnier-Villarreal, M. (in press). Factor Structure and Psychometric Properties of Cognitive-Behavioralscales in Caregivers of Persons with Dementia. International Journal of Psychology and Psychoanalysis
Bekhet, A. K., & Garnier-Villarreal, M. (2018). Depression, positive thinking, personal and social resourcefulness among caregivers of persons with autism spectrum disorders. Archives of Psychiatric Nursing, 32(6), 823–827. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.apnu.2018.06.006
Valdivieso-Mora, E., Ivanisevic, M., Shaw, L. A., Garnier-Villarreal, M., Green, Z. D., Salazar-Villanea, M., … Johnson, D. K. (2018). Health-Related Quality of Life of Older Adults in Costa Rica as Measured by the Short-Form-36 Health Survey. Gerontology and Geriatric Medicine, 4, 233372141878281. https://doi.org/10.1177/2333721418782812
Watts, A., Garnier-Villarreal, M., & Gardiner, P. (2018). Measurement of Sitting Time in Older Adults With and Without Alzheimer’s Disease. Journal for the Measurement of Physical Behaviour, 1(2), 70–78. https://doi.org/10.1123/jmpb.2018-0002
Woda, A., Schnable, T., Alt-Gehrman, P., Bratt, M., & Garnier-Villarreal, M. (2018). Innovation in clinical course delivery and impact on students’ clinical decision making and competence. Nursing Education Perspectives. doi: 10.1097/01.NEP.0000000000000406
Hardy, T. M., Garnier-Villarreal, M., McCarthy, D. O., Anderson, R. A., & Reynolds, R. M. (2018). Exploring the Ovarian Reserve Within Health Parameters: A Latent Class Analysis. Western Journal of Nursing Research, 1–16. https://doi.org/10.1177/0193945918792303
Robinson, K., Garnier-Villarreal, M., & Hanson, L. (2018). Effectiveness of CenteringPregnancy on Breast-Feeding Initiation Among African Americans: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis. The Journal of Perinatal & Neonatal Nursing, 1. https://doi.org/10.1097/JPN.0000000000000307
Matel-Anderson, D. M., Bekhet, A. K., & Garnier-Villarreal, M. (2018). Mediating Effects of Positive Thinking and Social Supposrt on Suicide Resilience. Western Journal of Nursing Research. https://doi.org/10.1177/0193945918757988
Sebern, M. D., Sulemanjee, N., Sebern, M. J., Garnier-Villarreal, M., & Whitlatch, C. J. (2017). Does an intervention designed to improve self-management, social support and awareness of palliative-care address needs of persons with heart failure, family caregivers and clinicians? Journal of Clinical Nursing. https://doi.org/10.1111/jocn.14115
Bekhet, A. K., & Garnier-Villarreal, M. (2017). The Positive Thinking Skills Scale: A screening measure for early identification of depressive thoughts. Applied Nursing Research, 38, 5–8. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.apnr.2017.08.004
Harris, M. A., Donnellan, M. B., Guo, J., McAdams, D. P., Garnier-Villarreal, M., & Trzesniewski, K. H. (2017). Parental Co-Construction of 5- to 13-Year-Olds’ Global Self-Esteem Through Reminiscing About Past Events. Child Development, 88(6), 1810–1822. https://doi.org/10.1111/cdev.12944
Shogren, K. A., Garnier-Villarreal, M., Lang, K., & Seo, H. (2017). Mediating Role of Self-Determination Constructs in Explaining the Relationship Between School Factors and Postschool Outcomes. Exceptional Children, 83(2), 165–180. https://doi.org/10.1177/0014402916660089
Valdivieso-Mora, E., Peet, C. L., Garnier-Villarreal, M., Salazar-Villanea, M., & Johnson, D. K. (2016). A Systematic Review of the Relationship between Familism and Mental Health Outcomes in Latino Population. Frontiers in Psychology, 7. https://doi.org/10.3389/fpsyg.2016.01632
Honors and Awards
2018 Way-Klingler Teaching Enhancement Award. Knobloch-Fedders, L., Garnier-Villarreal, M., & Magnus, B., “Development of an Interdisciplinary Curriculum to Advance Graduate-Level Research Training”. Sponsored by the Office of the Provost, Marquette University, $20,000 (July 2018 – June 2019)
National Institute of Health (NIH)/ Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD) R21: 1R21HD095320-01. Hanson, L. (PI), VandeVusse, L, Safdar, N., & Garnier-Villarreal, M. The efficacy of Probiotics to Reduce Antepartum Group B Streptococcus Colonization. July 2018-June 2020. Role: Co-Investigator, data analyst, statistical and methodological consultant
National League for Nursing, Education Grants. Young-Brice, A. (PI), Garnier-Villarreal, M., & Dreifuerst, K. Grit as a predictor of academic success among associate degree nursing students. July 2018 – July 2020. Role: Co-Investigator, data analyst, statistical and methodological consultant
CTSI, Marquette University. Johnson, N. (PI), Lerret, S., Garnier-Villarreal, M., Ahamed, S., Dobrozsi, S., & Gibson, C. Peds THINk (Transition to Home INtervention): Nursing Interventions to Improve Discharge Outcomes. April 2018 – May 2019. Role: Co-Investigator, data analyst, statistical and methodological consultant.
Sigma Theta Tau International/Chamberlain College. Woda, A. (PI), Hansen, J., Dreifuerst, K., Anderson, P., & Garnier-Villarreal, M. Exploring the Impact of Simulation on Knowledge Gain Regarding the Care of the Patient with Diabetes. November 2017 – October 2018. Role: Co-Investigator, data analyst, statistical and methodological consultant.
Sigma Theta Tau, Delta Gamma At-Large Chapter. King, A (PI). Understanding Relationships Between Early Life Toxic Stress, Childhood Socioeconomic Disadvantage, and Allostatic Load in Adolescence. January 2018 – June 2018. Role: data analyst, statistical and methodological consultant.
National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners, Wisconsin Cgapter. King, A (PI). Understanding Relationships Between Early Life Toxic Stress, Childhood Socioeconomic Disadvantage, and Allostatic Load in Adolescence. January 2018 – June 2018. Role: data analyst, statistical and methodological consultant.
Haglund, K., Belknap, R. A., Edwards, L., Garcia, J. T., Garnier-Villarreal, M., "Changing responses to dating violence precursor behaviors: An action research project for girls of color and their partners". Sponsored by Center for Gender and Sexualities Studies Women and Girls of Color Research Initiative Grant, Marquette University. (April 2017 - June 2019). Role: Co-Investigator, data analyst, statistical and methodological consultant
Regner Grant, Marquette University College of Nursing. Sebern, M (Principal). iPad Enhanced Shared Care Intervention for Partners Pilot test. 7/1/16-6/30/17. Role: data analyst, statistical and methodological consultant.
Regular Research Grant, Marquette University Office of Research and Sponsored Programs. Sebern, M (Principal). iPad Enhanced Shared Care Partners Intervention. Optimization and Usability Test. 1/8/15-12/31/2015. Role: data analyst, statistical and methodological consultant.
Fogarty International Center, R21TW009665 - Johnson, J. K., PhD (Principal). & Garnier-Villareal, M. (GRA) June 1, 2013 - May 31, 2016. Epidemiology and Development of Alzheimer's Disease in Healthy Aging Costa Ricans. Low and middle income nations will experience an unprecedented growth of the elderly population and subsequent increase in age related neurological disorders. This grant tests low cost strategies for promoting healthy brain aging and prevention of Alzheimer’s disease in rural and urban Costa Rica. Roles: Project leader, data analyst, statistical and methodological consultant.
Planned Missing Research Designs: Power and Validity of Planned Missing Data Designs in Longitudinal Research. Co-PIs: Wei Wu, Todd D. Little. Funded by: National Science Foundation (1053160). Roles: Project leader, data analyst.
Shogren, K. A. (2010). Exploring the predictors and outcomes of self-determination for secondary students with disabilities by analyzing NLTS2 data (U.S. Dept. of Education, Institute of Education Sciences, Special Education Research Grants, Secondary and Transition Services, CFDA# 84.324A). Role: Data analyst, statistical and methodological consultant.
MJFox Foundation Clinical Translation Award - Johnson, D. K. (Consulting Neuropsychologist), & Galvin, J. (Principal). 08/15/2011 – 06/30/2016. Defining Cognitive Phenotypes of Parkinson’s Disease: Translational research in Parkinson’s disease targeting early diagnostic signs of the disease and identify specific biomarkers of cognitive decline. Role: Data analyst, statistical and methodological consultant.
Contribute to the R package: semTools, blavaan
General statistical packages: R, SPSS
Structural Equation Modeling: lavaan, Mplus, OpenMx, Amos
Bayesian modeling languages: Stan, JAGS, OpenBUGS/WinBUGS