Rafael Engel

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Current Funding Sources

University of Pittsburgh,

Past Funding

Andrus Foundation, Staunton Farm Foundation, The Pew Charitable Trusts, The Retirement Research Foundation, United Way,

Review Grants

University of Pittsburgh,

Research Methodology

Longitudinal Research, Program Evaluation, Psychometrics/Scale Development, Qualitative, Quantitative, Secondary Data Analysis,

Data Collection

Focus Groups, In-depth interviews, Quantitative Surveys,

Qualitative Analysis

Content Analysis, Descriptive Statistics, Narrative Analysis,

Quantitative Analysis

Cluster Analysis, Confirmatory factor analysis, Correlation & Association, Discriminant Function Analysis, Exploratory factor analysis, Hypothesis Testing, Independent-sample t test, Logistic Regression, Multinomial Logistic Regression, Multivariate Multiple Regression, One-way MANOVA, Paired- sample t test, Path analysis, Single-sample t test, Structural equation modelling, Tobit Regression,

Analytic Programs


Familiarity with data sizes

0-1,000, 1,000-10,000,

Research Content

AFDC/TANF, Adults, Employment, Faith Based Organizations, Depressive Disorders, Gerontology, Obsessive-Compulsive and Related Disorders, Substance-Related/Addictive Disorders, Low-income wages, Problem Solving Therapy , Poverty, Workforce Development, Public Policy,


Journal of Gambling Studies, Psychology and Aging, Research on Social Work Practice, The American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry,