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Javari Fairclough, PhD

Senior Data Analyst

Dr. Javari Fairclough earned his Ph.D. in human development and family Sciences at Texas Tech University (TTU). He was trained as an applied quantitative research methodologist and has his roots in Psychology. He also holds a bachelor’s degree in psychology and a master’s degree in general experimental psychology from California State University, Northridge (CSUN).


Dr. Fairclough’s research interests center on positive youth development and the complex interplay between the family unit, peers, and problem behaviors (e.g., youth aggression, delinquency, and substance use) among at-risk youth. Through novel and comprehensive analytic methods, and the examination of various social, psychological, and environmental influences, he strived to pinpoint the dynamic factors that are associated with increases in the probability of engagement in negative behaviors during his time at TTU. He is passionate about protective factors (e.g., parental monitoring) that can mitigate risk and promote positive developmental outcomes for at-risk individuals. This includes an exploration of resilience factors, coping mechanisms, and supportive resources that can serve as influential buffers against problem behaviors.


In his free time, he enjoys cooking Jamaican food, learning new programming tools and languages to solve complex statistical problems, trying new restaurants with my wife and lifting free weights at the gym.

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