James J. S. Norton

74 Milton St
Arlington, MA 02474
Home Phone: (352) 494-6253
Email: Jamie Norton (jjsnorton83@yahoo.com)
Website: http://www.thefamilynorton.com/jamie

Biography

Jamie Norton is a computer programmer and Web site designer working in Cambridge, Massachusetts. As an Associate Programmer Analyst at Abt Associates in Cambridge, Jamie designs and produces Web sites for the US EPA, as a contractor, using a variety of Web technologies. During his time at the University of Florida, Jamie was a member of the Cognitive Neuroscience Laboratory researching movement disorders with an emphasis on Parkinson�s disease. Jamie graduated from high school in 2001 in Daytona Beach, Florida.

Research Interests

Jamie�s research interests relate to the improvement of patient health with movement and memory disorders. He is especially interested in the application of technology (brain computer interfacing) to facilitate the treatment and expand the options of patients. He is also interested in the psychological effects of pathology on caregivers, family, and coworkers.

Education:

University of Florida, Gainesville, FL, Psychology

2001 Mainland Senior High School, Daytona Beach, FL High School Diploma

Research Experience

Startle Response Modulation, Cognitive Neuroscience Laboratory, University of Florida 2002-2006.

Measure of Facial Entropy Symmetry, Cognitive Neuroscience Laboratory, University of Florida 2002-2006.

Mood and Cognitive changes related to Deep Brain Stimulation, Cognitive Neuroscience Laboratory, University of Florida 2004-2006.

Employment

2006-Current Associate Programmer Analyst, Abt Associates

  • Part of a team atmosphere working to develop new websites for the EPA.
  • Improved the user interface for multiple EPA sites, including the EPA ECHO tool set.
  • Gained experience in HTML, Javascript, Photoshop, 508 Compliance, and CSS. As well as began programming education is Perl, PHP, MySQL.
  • Supervisor: Matt Malachowski

2006 Recruitment Director, Cognitive Neuroscience Laboratory

  • Recruited participants from community to participate in research studies.
  • Collaborated with other research labs in order to save time and resources.
  • Enrolled, screened, and scheduled participants for multi-million dollar National Institute of Health research grant.

2004-2006 Laboratory Manager, Cognitive Neuroscience Laboratory

  • Organized and supervised more than a dozen undergraduate research assistants.
  • Oversaw all laboratory patient relations.
  • Trained and provided instruction to new research assistants and graduate students.
  • Co-designed department website using graphics design and coding skills.
  • Arranged payments and reimbursement of expenses to participants.
  • Purchased, assembled, and maintained computer equipment as well as consulting on all information technology problems.

Papers, Publications, Presentations

Mikos, A.E., Miller, K., Gadwal, S., Norton, J., Okun, M., & Bowers, D. (August, 2006). Emotional Modulation of the Startle Eyeblink Response in Essential Tremor. Presented at the 2006 Convention of the American Psychological Association.


Okun, M., Mikos, A., Gadwal, S., Norton, J., Fernandez, H., Rodrigues, R., & Bowers, D. (accepted for presentation). Enhanced startle with dopaminergic administration in subjects with Parkinson disease. International Parkinson Congress, Kyoto, Japan.


Springer, U., Conwell, E., Rosas, A., Norton, J., Bowers, D. Investigating facial movement asymmetries in the spontaneous expression of positive and negative emotion. Presented at the 35th Annual Meeting of the International Neuropsychological Society, Portland, Oregon.


Springer, U. S., Norton, J., Rosas, A., McGetrick, J., Bowers, D. (February, 2005). Modulation of Emotional Reactivity via Semantic Knowledge of Famous Faces. Presented at the 33rd Annual Meeting of the International Neuropsychological Society, St. Louis, Missouri.

Professional Skills

Computer Languages: HTML, CSS, Javascript, including Jquery and Prototype, Regular Expression, PHP, Perl, MySQL

Computer Programs: Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Flash, Adobe Dreamweaver, Adobe Contribute, Adobe Premiere Elements, Apache, Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Powerpoint, SSH

Laboratory Skills: Psychophysiology, Electrode preparation and placement, HIPPA Certified

Awards

Eagle Scout, Boy Scouts of America; AP Scholar for completion of eight Advanced Placement exams; Member of two Internet Science and Technology Fair winning projects.

Interests

Recreational athlete who enjoys running, weight lifting, golf, and SCUBA diving; Self taught guitarist; Student sculptor, writer, and ardent reader; Completed a Pre-Medical course of study which included many core science programs such as chemistry, physics, and organic chemistry; Have constructed several computers, including desktop and home server.