Josefina J. Card
, Ph.D | staff vitae
Josefina J. Card, Ph.D.
JOSEFINA J. CARD, Ph.D.
President, Sociometrics Corporation
President, Social Research Applications
Dr. Card, Founder and President of Sociometrics Corporation, is a nationally recognized social scientist and an expert in the establishment and operation of social science data, instrument, and program archives as well as science capacity-building training for non-profit organizations.
She has served as Principal Investigator of the Data Archive on Adolescent Pregnancy and Pregnancy Prevention, the American Family Data Archive, the AIDS/STD Data Archive, the Maternal Drug Abuse Data Archive, the Behavioral Science Research Instruments Archive, the Program Archive on Sexuality, Health, & Adolescence, the HIV/AIDS Prevention Program Archive, and the Institute for Program Development and Evaluation.
has had over 25 years experience as Principal Investigator and Project Director of over 70 social science research and development projects, many of them longitudinal investigations.
She received her Ph.D. in Social Psychology from Carnegie-Mellon University in 1971.
From 1973-1983 she served on the staff of the American Institutes for Research (AIR) in the Behavioral Sciences, where she developed a multi-faceted research program dealing with the causes, consequences, and potential preventive and ameliorative strategies for several contemporary social problems, including teenage pregnancy and contraceptive decision-making.
work has been funded by a variety of federal agencies, including the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
, the Office of Population Affairs, the National Institute
of Child Health and Human Development, the National Institute of Mental Health
, the National Institute
on Aging, the Office of Human Development Services, the National Center for Health Statistics
, the Veterans Administration
, the National Science Foundation
, the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases
, the National Institute
on Drug Abuse, and the National Institute of Mental Health
has also received grant and contract monies from many private foundations, including the David and Lucile Packard Foundation
, the Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation
, the Charles Stewart Mott Foundation
, the Northwest Area Foundation
, the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation
, and the Johnson & Johnson Pediatric Institute
track record as a project leader, Dr. Card
has established a solid track record as a health and population scientist.
has authored over 80 books, monographs, and journal articles.
work is noted for its integration of behavioral and demographic perspectives.
career Dr. Card
has recognized the importance of communicating scientific findings both to scientists as well as to other professionals (service providers, policymakers) and lay citizens who could benefit from the body of knowledge.
She has led the development of many research-based products and services aimed at these diverse constituencies.
has also devoted a significant portion of her
career to facilitating the development and scientific evaluation of social intervention programs.
She has served as a member of many federal advisory committees, including the NIH (National Institutes of Health) Study Section for Social Sciences and Population, the NICHD (National Institute on Child Health and Human Development) Population Research Committee, and the NICHD Advisory Council.
has served on the Effective Programs and Research Task Force of the National Campaign
to Prevent Teen Pregnancy and the Advisory Panel of the National Urban Adolescent Pregnancy Prevention effort jointly sponsored by the National Organization on Adolescent Pregnancy, Prevention, and Parenting, Inc. and Johnson & Johnson