Katherine Picho, PhD

Katherine Picho, PhD

Katherine Picho

Name: Katherine Picho, PhD

Department of Primary Appointment: Dept. of Medicine
Position: USU Faculty
Title: Assistant Professor

Email: katherine.picho.ctr@usuhs.edu (link sends e-mail)
Room: Room A2010



Katherine Picho is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Medicine at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USU). She has a PhD in Educational Psychology from the University of Connecticut with an emphasis on cognition and instruction, and social psychology. Dr. Picho has a strong background and training in measurement, evaluation and assessment. Her areas of statistical expertise are psychometrics, quantitative modeling (hierarchical linear models, structural equation models, and mixture models), and program evaluation.

Research Interest

Dr. Picho's research focuses primarily on examining the role of social learning contexts in elevating stereotype threat among women in Science Technology Engineering and Mathematics (STEM). In her work, she strives to understand the key contextual factors that exacerbate stereotype threat in educational settings and how these interact with psychological factors to sabotage achievement in STEM. Katherine often takes an integrative approach to her research projects by combining her background in program evaluation, and expertise in quantitative modeling to formulate and address key questions that inform policy.


International Fellowship - American Association of University Women

Select Publications

  1. Picho, K., Maggio, L., & Artino, A. R. (2016). Science: The slow march of accumulating evidence. Perspectives on Medical Education
  2. Picho, K., & Artino, A. R. (2016). 7 deadly sins in educational research. Journal of Graduate Medical Education
  3. Torre, D., & Picho, K. (2016). Threats to internal and external validity in Health Professions Education Research. Academic Medicine
  4. Martin, K. S., Colantonio, A. G., Picho, K., Boyle, K. E. (2016) Self-Efficacy is associated with increased food security in novel food pantry. Journal of Social Science and Medicine-Population Health, 2, 62-67.
  5. Picho, K. (2016). The psychosocial experience of high school females susceptible to stereotype threat. Journal of Educational Research. 
  6. McCoach, D. B., Newton, S. D., Siegle, D., Baslanti, U, & Picho, K. (2015).  Is Having Low Motivation the Same as Not Having High Motivation? Comparing the CSAS-R and the SAAS-R.  High Ability Studies.
  7. Picho, K., Rodriguez, A., & Finnie, L. (2013). Exploring the moderating role of context on the mathematics performance of females under stereotype threat: A meta-analysis. Journal of Social Psychology, 153(3), 299-333.
  8. Hutchins-Wiese, H. L, Picho, K., Watkins, B. A., Yong, L., Tannenbaum, S., Claffey, K., & Kenny, A. M. (2013). High dose eicosapentaenoic acid and docosahexaenoic acid supplementation reduces bone resorption in postmenopausal breast cancer survivors on aromatase inhibitors: a pilot study. Nutrition and Cancer.
  9. Coman, N. C., Picho, K., McArdle, J. J., Villagra, V., Dierker, L., & Iordarche, E. (2013). The paired t-test as a simple latent change score model. Frontiers in Quantitative Measurement and Psychology
  10. Picho, K. & Stephens, J. M. (2012). Culture, context and stereotype threat: A comparative analysis of young Ugandan women in single-sex and coed schools. Journal of Educational Research,105, 52-63.
  11. Picho, K., & Brown, S. W. (2011). Can stereotype threat be measured? A validation of the Social Identities and Attitudes Scale (SIAS). Journal of Advanced Academics, 22 (3), 374-411.
  12. Picho, K., Katrichis, J. M., & McCoach, D. B. (2010). Developing and validating the Females in Mathematics Scale, FIMS. International Journal of Educational and Psychological Assessment, 5, 77-100.