Send me e-mail--emfoster-at-unc.edu
Back in the days when
I had two eyes!
(I recently enlarged this picture. I hope no one is frightened.)
NEW FEATURE: WHERE IS MIKE'S FOCUS?
IT'S RIGHT HERE See my mental map!
Seriously, this actually does describe my research interests. (Maybe not for the squeamish or excessively narrow!)
Arriving at UNC (again) in the fall of 2004, I am a professor in the Department of Maternal and Child Health. I also am appointed in the Department of Health Policy and Administration. I work with students and faculty in both departments.
In case this professor gig doesn't work out, you can see that I have a second job on the weekends.
The rumor is indeed true. I recently had brain enlargement. Whether it worked is debatable.
Recent Travel Highlights
· Helsinki (Winter 2006)
· Africa (Summer 2007)
· Davos, Switzerland (Winter, 2007)
· Barcelona (Winter, 2007)
· Bucharest (Winter 2008)
· Vienna and Venice (Winter 2009)
· Philippines (Summer, 2009)
· Beijing (Summer, 2009)
· Australia (Summer 2002)
· London and Oxford (Fall 2002)
· Venice (Winter 2003)
· Glasgow (Fall 2004)
· Berlin (Summer 2004)
· Paris (Summer 2004)
· Prague (Summer 2004)
The great physiologist, Michael Foster
All of these Mike Foster's have talents I lack, to say the least.
Famous One-Eye Persons
- Sammy Davis, Jr.
- Dickie V.
- Xiahou Dun
(Struck in eye by arrow; is said to have eaten his own eyeball
Now, that is one tough dude from the house of mo-fo)
- Sandy Duncan
And of course, we can indeed include fictional characters.
As I keep changing jobs, I've taught a zillion other courses.
Some of the most dreadful experiences:
On the other hand, I've had some positive experiences.
NEW #1. Causal inference! Spring 08, 09 and Back for '10.
How could the world’s most interesting topic not make for a good course?
Maybe the fact that I believe it is the most interesting topic (and it is) is what made the course good. Anyway—it was just splendid. Keep your fingers crossed!
09: The Critics Agree: Even Better Experience!
And You'd Better Get READY!*
Multilevel Thinking and Analysis
FALL 09Note that I'm doing this on an overload basis--and No, the real Mike Foster has not been taken away by space aliens!!!
YOU MUST BE KIDDING ME! ENCORE, ENCORE ENCORE
Bayesian Analysis for Social ScientistsThe three-day short course at the Odum Institute was a big success. The reviews are in!
Coming soon--in November, an encore presentation--visit the Odum Institute to enroll!
|Other positive experiences
note that draft paper papers
included below are intended for review and comments only.
They are not intended for citation, quotation, or other use in any form.
Please see the journal identified for the final copy.
§ Gifford, E., Foster, EM. Provider-Level Effects on Psychiatric Inpatient Length of Stay for Youth with Mental Health and Substance Abuse Disorders. Medical Care 2008. 46(3), 240-246.
Foster, EM, Kalil, A. “New Methods for New Questions: Obstacles and Opportunities ”. Developmental Psychology 2008
Foster EM, Kalil A. Living arrangements and children’s development in low income Black, White and Latino families . Child Development 2007;78(6):1657-1674.
§Foster EM, Olchowski AE, Webster-Stratton C.
the differential cost-effectiveness of behavioral intervention
components : An assessment of the Incredible Years Program.
Journal of the
Foster EM, Stephens R, Krivelyova A, Gamfi P. Can system integration improve mental health outcomes for children and Youth? Children and Youth Services Review 2007;29(10):1301-1319.
Conduct Problems Prevention
Research Group. Fast
track randomized controlled trial to prevent externalizing psychiatric
disorders : Findings from grades 3 to 9. Journal of the
Foster EM, Shelton-Johnson D, Taylor TK. Measuring time costs in interventions designed to reduce behavior problems among children and youth . Am J Community Psychol 2007;Sep;40(1-2):64-81.
Foster EM, Jenson PS, Schlander M, Pelham WE, Hechtman L, Arnold LE, et al. Treatment for ADHD: Is more complex treatment cost-effective for more complex case? Health Services Research 2007;42 (Pt 1):165-182.
School of Public Health
University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
Rosenau Hall, Campus Box# 7445
Chapel Hill, NC 27599-7445
Home: Phone: 919-370-9472
Map of 309 Old Larkspur Way
Chapel Hill, NC 27516-3420
This map is now correct, but don't try to pass through on Hunter Hill rd! The road is blocked. Come around via Weaver Dairy Extension.
I'm curious as to who visits my page. So, if you don't mind, please humor me and please sign my guestbook.
Restarted on 11/11/05
George Bush is a failure Why is this here? It's part of an effort to google-bomb the word failure. Google "failure" and see what pops up!
bummer: google fixed the flaw that allowed this manipulation of its search. Bummer.