Next Psych Department Colloquium on Friday at 2

The next Psychology Department research seminar is coming up on Friday, November 18.  Dr. Marco DiBonaventura will talk about his experiences applying his research skills in social psychology outside of academia.

Leaving the ivory tower: psychological research outside academia
Dr. Marco DiBonaventura

Friday, November 18
2pm Hauser 109

A frustratingly-common question often posed to students pursuing a psychology degree is, “what are you going to do with THAT?!”.  Becoming a clinician or a professor are frequent responses, but many students are unaware what they can actually do with their degree if want to pursue a research career outside of a university or medical center. This talk will overview what life is like inside a non-academic research firm.  What kind of research does one do outside academia? How does one find a job at such places? How is the work environment compare with academia? All these questions and more will be answered. Audience participation is highly encouraged!

Marco DiBonaventura received his PhD in Social Psychology (as part of the Social-Health Psychology interdisciplinary program) from Rutgers University in 2007 (M.S., Rutgers University, 2004; B.A., Tufts University, 2002). Dr. DiBonaventura’s dissertation examined the relationship between decision biases in risk perception and the intention to perform preventive health behaviors. After receiving his doctorate, Dr. DiBonaventura completed a post-doctoral fellowship in Psycho-Oncology in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in New York City. Upon completion of his first year in the fellowship, Dr. DiBonaventura joined the Ziment Group (now called Kantar Health), a global healthcare consultancy firm, as a Research Services Analyst. He is currently the Director of Health Economics and Outcomes Research, leading the global health outcomes research group.

Amy Masnick, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Psychology Department
207 Hauser Hall
Hofstra University
Hempstead, NY 11549
(516) 463-5757


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