JOANNE YAFFE

Curriculum Vitae

Joanne Yaffe
  • Adjunct Professor, Psychiatry
  • Professor, College Of Social Work

Research

Research Summary

My interests are in the utilization of scientific knowledge by social work practitioners for both practice and policy. Currently funded by the Laura and John Arnold Foundation to synthesize existing research, conduct experiments in facial recognition and jury instructions, and develop guidelines for designing, analyzing, and reporting research on eyewitness identification. I am also interesting in scholarly communication and reporting guidelines for social science and medical studies.

Research Keywords

  • Systematic Reviews, Interest Level: 5
  • Scholarly communication, Interest Level: 4
  • Evidence-Informed Health and Social Care Policy, Interest Level: 5
  • Evidence Based Practice, Interest Level: 5

Grants, Contracts & Research Gifts

  • Understanding and Improving Effectiveness of Eyewitness Identification Procedures. PI: Chad Dodson, Brandon Garrett, Karen Kafadar, Joanne Yaffe. Laura & John Arnold Foundation, 12/02/2016 - 12/01/2019. Total project budget to date: $1,369,931.00
  • “Machine Learning, Natural Language Processing and Data Mining Technologies for Analyzing Systematic Reviews of Interventions.” . PI: Joanne Yaffe. University of Utah Cyber-Infrastructure Council for I.T.-Dependent Research Pilot Program, 07/02/2012 - present. Total project budget to date: $10,400.00
  • Positive Pathways Program Evaluation. PI: Joanne Yaffe. M.A.N.Y. , 02/2012 - 01/2014. Total project budget to date: $111,600.00
  • How Empty are Empty Reviews? Developing Guidelines for the Discussion of Excluded Studies. PI: Paul Montgomery, Oxford University. Co-PI(s): Joanne Yaffe, Sally Hopewell. Cochrane Opportunities Fund, 08/15/2010 - 08/14/2011. Total project budget to date: $0.00

Research/Scholarship Projects

  • Understanding and Improving Effectiveness of Eyewitness Identification Procedures. PI: Chad Dodson, Brandon Garrett, Karen Kafadar, Joanne Yaffe. 12/02/2016 - 12/01/2019.