Michael Russell, Ph.D.

Mike RussellResearch Associate, The Methodology Center
Assistant Professor, Department of Biobehavioral Health

The Methodology Center
The Pennsylvania State University
431 Health and Human Development Building
University Park, PA 16802

Google Scholar profile



Ph.D., University of California, Irvine, 2014 (Psychology and Social Behavior)
M.A., University of California, Irvine, 2011 (Social Ecology)
M.A., Teacher’s College, Columbia University, 2008 (Psychology in Education)
B.A., University of California, Irvine, 2006 (Psychology


Research Interests & Collaborators

I specialize in the collection and analysis of ecological momentary assessment (EMA) and wearable device data. My specific research interests include understanding the development and dynamics of problem behavior, substance use, and emotion regulation using longitudinal designs, ambulatory assessment methodologies and innovative statistical methods such as time-varying effect modeling (TVEM) and multilevel modeling approaches. I collaborate with Stephanie Lanza Joshua SmythJennifer Maggs, H. Harrington Cleveland, and David Vandenbergh on this work.