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Patricia S. Spivey, PsyD

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CA USA
phone: 888-850-3903 or 510-228-7638
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Diablo Assessments is a multi-specialty network of physicians providing both Physical and Mental Disability Evaluations, Second Opinion, IME, QME, and Peer review services in Central and Northern California. Our flexible and diverse scheduling capabilities allow us to provide you with both a quickly scheduled referral as well as quality report processing.

Medical and Psychological Evaluation Services - Diablo offers Medical and psychological evaluations and assessments to insurance, government agencies, or to employers for disability, fitness for duty, workers' compensation, and long term disability insurance claims. Evaluators for the following disciplines:
  • Neuropsychology
  • Internal Medicine
  • Orthopaedy
  • Neurology
  • Chiropractic
  • Forensic Testing
  • Physical Medicine / Rehabilitation
  • Physiatry
  • Psychiatry
  • Psychology
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Speech Pathology
  • Diablo provides services related to:
    • Long-term Disability
    • Short-term Disability
    • Personal Injury Evaluations
    • Functional Capacity Examinations
    • Fitness for Duty
  • FMLA Reviews
  • AME / IME / QME
  • Records Review
  • Peer Review
  • Second Opinions
  • Clinic Locations :
    • Antioch / Pittsburg: 2260 Gladstone Drive, Suite B, Pittsburg, CA 94565
    • Fremont: 39809 Paseo Padre Pkwy, Fremont, CA 94538
    • Marina / Monterey / Salinas: 326 Reservation Road, Marina, CA 93933
    • Modesto: 1230 13th St., Suite B, Modesto, CA 95354
    • Richmond: 3260 Blume Drive, Suite 326, Richmond, CA 94806
    • Sacramento: 910 Florin Rd. Suite 107, Sacramento, CA 95831
    • San Jose: 696 E. Santa Clara St., Suite 208, San Jose, CA 95112
    Patricia Spivey Neuropsychological Assessments Expert Photo Patricia S. Spivey, PsyD, has been providing Forensic and Neuropsychological Assessments in private practice for over 10 years. She offers Medical-Legal evaluations for stroke, traumatic brain injury, dementia, cognitive disabilities, learning disorders, ADHD, PTSD, and other disorders.

    Dr. Spivey is a Qualified Medical Evaluator in California and Independent Medical Evaluator for private insurance, she has expert testimony experience, having testified in court and for depositions numerous times. She has performed criminal legal evaluations (competency) for the criminal courts of three Bay Area counties, and for regional center clients.

    Dr. Spivey's training focused on Neuropsychology. She finished a VA hospital internship while she completed a dissertation on Post-stroke Depression and Lesion Location. She focused on neuroscience in graduate school. She worked as a special education teacher in her early career, and has a vast knowledge of genetic disorders, autism, cerebral palsy, and intellectual disabilities. She also worked for Napa State Hospital as a staff psychologist and senior psychology specialist before entering private practice full time.

    Daniel Katzenberg Pediatric Neurology Expert PhotoDaniel Katzenberg, PhD, MD, is a board certified Sleep Specialist with over 18 years of experience in treating and caring for adult and pediatric sleep disorder patients. He graduated with honors (cum laude) with a Bachelor’s in Biochemistry from Princeton University. He then completed his Master’s and PhD in Molecular Biology and Genetics, and his Medical degree (MD) from Albert Einstein College of Medicine.

    For his post-grad training, Dr. Katzenberg did his internship with the Yale-Waterbury Internal Medicine program, completed residency in Neurology at Stanford, and completed residency in Pediatrics at California Pacific Medical Center, San Francisco. He completed his fellowship in Sleep Disorders Medicine at Stanford Sleep Disorders Clinic. Dr. Katzenberg is currently certified in Neurology with special qualifications in Child Neurology Pediatrics.

    Dr. Katzenberg is an attending Pediatric Neurologist and Director of Pediatric Sleep Disorders at the Santa Clara Valley Medical Center in San Jose, CA.

    Lara Salamacha Orthopedic Surgery Expert PhotoLara A. Salamacha, MS, MD, earned her MD from the University of San Diego. Dr. Salamacha went on to do her Orthopedic Surgery residency training at the University of San Francisco. With a concentration in Sports Medicine, she spent her residency in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at Stanford University.

    Dr. Salamacha is Board Certified in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation with a Sports Medicine Sub Specialty. Dr. Salamacha previously worked 3 years for NASA and has been the United State's Figure Skating Team Physician since 2011.

    Diablo Assessments has more than a dozen additional doctors working in 8 locations.
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    Dr. Palmer Morrel-Samuels
    210 Park Street
    Chelsea MI 48118
    USA
    phone: 734-433-0344
    fax: 734-433-0346
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    Dr. Palmer Morrel-Samuels is a Research Psychologist with extensive training and experience in Statistical Analysis and Assessment Design. He has done a considerable amount of research and applied work on communication, testified to the U.S. congress on employee motivation and its linkage to objective performance metrics, published several articles on survey design in Harvard Business Review, among others, and wrote several patents to assist in the administration and analysis of workplace assessments. Dr. Morrel-Samuels currently teaches graduate courses on survey design and research methodology at the University of Michigan.

    Litigation Services: Dr. Morrel-Samuels' education, practical experience, and distinguished authorship have made him a valuable resource for providing expert services in legal cases where workplace surveys or assessments are at issue, including:
    • Statistical analysis of very large datasets, measuring the impact of corporate culture on performance and race discrimination.

    • Analysis of a survey's validity, reliability, objectivity, fairness, accuracy, confidentiality, freedom from response bias, and conformance to The Uniform Guidelines pertaining to all workplace assessments.

    • Statistical analyses of performance-related and survey-related data.

    • Desiging and conducting employee and workplace surveys, including Electronic surveys.

    • Disparate Impact & Disparate Treatment litigation.

    • Careful job analysis using court-approved methodology in FLSA litigation.

    • Performance appraisals, job evaluations, skill assessments.

    • Program evaluations, especially when used in hiring, firing, or other job actions.
    Expert Witness Experience, includes: Assisted the NAACP in its amicus brief for the Ricci discrimination case. Was the sole statistician in a successful $100M breach of contract case (Tower Automotive v. UNOVA) that required analyzing 4 million rows of data. Testified for the ICC’s International Court of Arbitration in The Hague. Has successfully withstood Daubert challenges - most recently from the City of Indianapolis in a large discrimination case involving the city's fire department.

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    This paper outlines a number of innovations that we have recently implemented in the Research Methodology Course at the University of Michigan's School of Public Health.

    3/29/2013 · Surveys
    THERE'S NO DOUBT that companies can benefit from workplace surveys and questionnaires. A GTE survey in the mid-1990s, for example} revealed that the performance of its different billing operations, as measured by the accuracy of bills sent out, was closely tied to the leadership style of the unit managers.

    This might come as a shock: Employees in large corporations sometimes mistakenly believe that they have been discriminated against. Admittedly, discrimination does occur, both in society and in the workplace. And as most attorneys know, many discrimination cases concern claims of either adverse treatment or adverse impact.

    Effective evidence-based managelnent requires analyzing data from a broad array of sources and conducting carefully designed pretest-posttest comparisons. However, our experience suggests that few businesses take that process to the next level by building merged datasets that can be used for rigorous pretest-posttest comparisons and meaningful statistical analyses.

    10/10/2012 · Surveys
    Companies are replacing paper surveys with Web-based versions that can dangerously distort the results.

    No contemporary guide exists for using statistics to prove causality in court. We outline a new theory explaining comprehension of causal graphs, and claim four hallmarks of causality are critical: Association, Prediction, Exclusion of Alternative Explanations, and Dose Dependence.

    4/23/2012 · Social Issues
    We distinguish between reverse discrimination and over-correction, arguing that the former should be used only to describe cases where well-qualified non-minority applicants are unjustifiably denied positions in organizations run by and/or staffed by minorities. Similarly, we argue over-correction should be used to describe well-qualified non-minority applicants who are unjustifiably denied positions in organizations run by non-minorities.