Biostatistics, Epidemiology, Research Methodolgy
Dr. Nicholas Gorman joined KGI in August 2016 and become part of the faculty of the Master of Science in Human Genetics and Genetic Counseling (MSGC) program in January 2020. His academic preparation reflects a passion for teaching quantitative research skills and supporting student-led research.
He received his BA in Psychology from Lewis & Clark College in OR, and his MPH (Biostatistics and Epidemiology concentration) and EdD (Educational Psychology concentration) from the University of Southern California. After obtaining his doctorate, Gorman served as an Accreditation and Assessment Coordinator within the California State University system, where he oversaw the accreditation of 14-degree programs reporting to five state and national accrediting bodies.
Gorman brings a decade of experience developing and teaching courses in biostatistics, epidemiology, research methodology, public health, and program evaluation to diverse undergraduate and graduate learners in both face-to-face and online settings. As a research generalist, Gorman’s research experiences and interests are diverse, spanning topics such as needs assessments and curriculum development in genetic counseling, evaluation of farm-to-preschool programs in Southern California’s urban food deserts, the accuracy of health information on knowledge exchange social websites, and an evaluation of Guatemala’s healthcare system.
Serving as a methodological/statistical consultant, committee chair, and topic expert, Gorman has helped 50 graduate students successfully complete theses, dissertations, and capstone projects on a range of topics in healthcare and education. In his role as Associate Director of Research for the MSGC program, he currently supports students with all aspects of their capstone projects, from identifying topics and refining research questions through analysis and presentation of findings.