Frank Materia, M.H.S.

Frank Materia, M.H.S.

Frank Materia, M.H.S., is a Graduate Research Assistant for The Clearinghouse for Military Family Readiness at The Pennsylvania State University. He is a doctoral student in Penn State's Ph.D. program in Biobehavioral Health. He holds a B.S. in Biobehavioral Health and a minor in Bioethics and Medical Humanities from Penn State and, in 2014, earned his clinical Master of Health Science (M.H.S.) degree. His primary methodological interests involve employing innovative technologies for remotely procuring real-time health data from medical patients. His research investigates various techniques for utilizing mobile devices in delivering ecologically sensitive behavioral interventions. Frank previously served the Clearinghouse as a Research and Evaluation Associate and worked at Penn State's Survey Research Center where he assisted projects utilizing ecological momentary assessment and intervention (EMA/EMI) methodologies. Frank is also a clinical HIV Test Counselor/Interventionist with the Pennsylvania Department of Health. At the Clearinghouse, he works on the THRIVE parenting initiative and assists projects using mobile and web-based data collection techniques.