Research Associates

Alissa Leigh

Alissa Leigh has been a CCRP researcher since 2008. She grew up in a tribal community in Northern California, completed her BA in Psychology at Humboldt State University in the Spring of 2009, and will attend the University of California, Berkeley in the fall of 2013 for her Master’s in Public Health, then pursue her Doctorate. Alissa has assisted on research projects in Humboldt and Del Norte counties, on environmental, food, Native American, poverty, suicide, and substance abuse issues. She uses Atlas.ti for qualitative and SPSS (PASW) for quantitative research. Currently she is coordinating a large Del Norte Youth project for CCRP in partnership with The California Endowment.

Chris Aberson, Ph.D.

Chris is an Associate Professor of Psychology at HSU. He assists CCRP with statistical analysis and evaluation work. Chris completed his B.A. at California State University, Northridge and his M.A. and Ph.D. at the Claremont Graduate University. He came to Humboldt State in 2000 and teaches courses in Introductory, Intermediate, and Advanced Statistics. His research interests include prejudice, racism, and affirmative action as well as interactive tutorials for teaching core statistical concepts. He is currently writing a text on statistical power analysis that is scheduled for publication in 2009.