Open Research and Contributor Identifier
Texas A&M University, Ph.D., 2018
Texas A&M University, M.S., 2014
Texas A&M University, B.A., 2011
- Postdoctoral Research Fellow; University of Arkansas (2018-2019)
- The Abortion Attitudes Project; Co-Investigator
- Monroe County Department of Public Health
- Senior Personnel, Developing and Assessing Measures for Social Surveys
Courses Currently/Recently Taught
- Human Sexuality
- Writing Development
Danny Valdez, Ph.D. studies quantitative sampling and measurement practices for underrepresented populations, and currently focused on sexual health attitudes among Spanish-speaking Latinx communities. Valdez also conducts research in meta-science.
Valdez D., Patterson M.S., & Prochnow T. (In-Press). The importance of interdisciplinary frameworks in social media mining: An exploratory approach between Computational Informatics and Social Network Analysis (SNA)," in Health Behavior Research.
Valdez D., Pickett A.C., Young B.R. & Golden, S. (2021). On Mining Words: The Utility of Topic Models in Health Education Research and Practice. Health Promotion Practice, 22(3), 301-12. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1177/1524839921999050. PMID:33759597
Maier J.M., Jozkowksi K.N., Valdez D., Crawford B.L., Turner R.C. & Lo W.J. (2021). Applicability of a Salient Belief Elicitation to Measure Abortion Beliefs. American Journal of Health Behavior, 45(1). 81-94. DOI: https://doi.org/10.5993/AJHB.45.1.7. PMID: 33402240
Valdez D., Montenegro M.S., Crawford B.L., Turner R.C., Lo W.J. & Jozkowski K.N. (2021) Translation frameworks and questionnaire design approaches as a component of health research and practice: A discussion and taxonomy of popular translation frameworks and questionnaire design approaches. Social Science & Medicine, 278(1), p 113931. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.socscimed.2021.113931. PMID: 33905986
Valdez D., ten Thij M., Bathina K., Rutter L.A.; & Bollen J. (2020) Social Media Insights Into US Mental Health During the COVID-19 Pandemic: Longitudinal Analysis of Twitter Data. Journal of Medical Internet Research (JMIR), 22(12), e21418. DOI: https://doi.org/10.2196/21418. PMID: 33284783
Valdez D. & Goodson, P. (2020). Language Bias in Health Research: External Factors That Influence Latent Language Patterns. Frontiers in Research Metrics and Analytics, 5(4). DOI: https://10.3389/frma.2020.00004. PMID: 33870042
Valdez D., Pickett A.C. & Goodson P. (2018). Topic modeling: Latent semantic analysis for the social sciences. Social Science Quarterly, 99(4), 1665-79. DOI: https://doi/abs/10.1111/ssqu.12528.