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  • Linda Collins and Esra Kurum
    Esra Kurum Receives Distinguished Alumni Award
    March 21, 2019 Congratulations to Esra Kurum, assistant professor of statistics at University of California Riverside, recipient of The Methodology Center 2018 Distinguished Alumni Award. Esra develops models for time series and repeated measures longitudinal data. More specifically, she models time-varying trends in data and explores relationships between variables that change over time. Esra’s research…
  • Bethany Bray
    Video: Two-Hour Webinar on Latent Class Analysis (LCA)
    March 19, 2019 Thanks to all who participated in our 1 & 1 workshop on latent class analysis (LCA). This is a video of the webinar that Methodology Center Associate Director Bethany Bray presented on Thursday, February 26, 2019. The video includes both the one-hour presentation and the one-hour question-and-answer session that followed. This recording is a great way to learn the…
  • Featured Article: LCA of How Child Maltreatment Affects Later Life
    February 20, 2019 Research has shown that exposure to child maltreatment increases the risk for many negative outcomes throughout the lifespan, including post-traumatic stress disorder, depression, and problem substance use. In a new article in Emerging Adulthood, Methodology Center Investigators Kate Guastaferro and Bethany Bray examined how the experience of different patterns of childhood maltreatment is associated with substance abuse and…
  • Join us for “MOST-ly Mingling” at SBM
    February 13, 2019
    On March 6, Linda Collins and Kate Guastaferro will present the pre-conference workshop “Introduction to MOST for Building More Effective, Efficient, Economical, and Scalable Behavioral Interventions” at the Society for Behavioral Medicine 40th Annual Meeting. That evening, there will be an informal gathering from 6:30 to 7:30-ish at McClellan’s Sports Bar at Washington Hilton Hotel to socialize and network with other people considering or applying the multiphase optimization strategy (MOST).
  • Summer Institute on Mixed-Effects Location Scale Modeling
    January 28, 2019 We are pleased to announce that Donald Hedeker will present this year’s Summer Institute on Innovative Methods, "Variability in Intensive Longitudinal Data: Mixed-Effects Location Scale Modeling." During the Summer Institute, Don will provide attendees with the theoretical background and applied skills necessary to use basic two- and three-level mixed models, as well as extended mixed models…
  • Runze Li
    Featured Article: How Often Should We Collect Data in Substance Abuse Research?
    January 24, 2019 One of the challenges facing investigators who study substance abuse is determining the proper frequency with which to assess participants’ behavior. Assess too frequently and participants might quit because the burden is too high. Assess too infrequently and the data collected may be less accurate. In a forthcoming article in Addictive Behaviors, graduate…
  • Bethany Bray
    Free, Two-Hour, Webinar on Latent Class Analysis
    January 22, 2019 For our next 1 & 1 webinar, Methodology Center Associate Director Bethany Bray will present an introduction to latent class analysis (LCA). 1 & 1 workshops consist of a one-hour live video presentation on a method followed by a one-hour question-and-answer session with the presenter. The workshop will be held on Tuesday, February 26, from 3:00 to 5:00…
  • Coffee Hour for Research Faculty
    December 12, 2018 In an effort to expand collaborations and community among the research faculty in the College of Health and Human Development, The Methodology Center will be hosting a casual coffee hour one Friday morning each month. This monthly get together is meant to create a zero-pressure environment for socializing and networking. Research faculty…
  • Susan Murphy
    Videos: Introduction to Just-in-Time Adaptive Interventions
    March 13, 2017 In our latest video releases, Methodology Center Investigator Susan Murphy introduces some innovative tools for building adaptive health interventions that can be delivered through a smartphone or other mobile device. In the first video, she introduces the just-in-time adaptive intervention (JITAI), a type of intervention that uses real-time data to deliver interventions as needed via mobile…