Eloy Ortiz, MURP, has worked as a Research Associate at ETR since November 2006, planning, developing and coordinating evaluation and data collection activities in a variety of settings. Some of Mr. Ortiz’s previous projects at ETR have included coordinating the evaluation of a pricing strategy for purchases of more nutritional foods in a high school setting, and the evaluation of an innovative program to promote wellness among alternative school students in Santa Clara County. He has also been the research coordinator for multiple projects focused on increasing the computer-science educational attainment of Latino/a youth in Santa Cruz County. These projects involve both quantitative and qualitative data collection to assess student changes in attitudes and interests.
Currently, Mr. Ortiz is working on coordinating the development of a database of local, municipal tobacco-related ordinances for the California Tobacco Control Program.
His previous professional experience includes positions working in education, public health and community-focused nonprofit organizations.
Denner, J., Werner, L., Campe, S., & Ortiz, E. (Under review). Using computer games made by children to assess their complex problem solving skills. Educational Technology Research & Development, special issue on Complex Problem Solving.
Denner, J., Ortiz, E., Campe, S. & Werner, L. (Under review). Video games made by middle school students: The role of gender and social context. IEEE Handbook of Digital Games.
Denner, J., Ortiz, E., & Werner, L. (2011). Computer games created by middle school girls: Can they be used to measure understanding of computer science concepts? Computers and Education, 58, 240-249.
Conner, R., Takahashi, L., Ortiz, E., Archuleta, E., Muniz, J., Rodriguez, J. (2005). The Solaar HIV Prevention Program for Gay and Bisexual Latino Men: Using Social Marketing to Build Capacity for Service Provision and Evaluation. AIDS Education and Prevention, 17(4), 361-374.