Principal Investigators’ New Websites

May 6, 2020:

Stephanie Lanza, Bethany Bray, Linda Collins, Susan Murphy, Runze LiAs previously announced, substantial changes lie ahead for The Methodology Center. Over the coming months, we will stop updating this website. Resources will remain available for at least a year, but in order to provide the latest information, each of our investigators will maintain her or his own website. These sites will include content developed at The Methodology Center and new resources related to the researcher’s future work.

Stephanie Lanza and Ashley Linden-Carmichael built a website for the Addictions and Innovative Methods (AIM) lab. Their great new site, https://aimlab.psu.edu/, describes their research and includes the content about time-varying effect modeling (TVEM) from The Methodology Center’s website.

Susan Murphy has incorporated The Methodology Center’s content on just-in-time adaptive interventions in her website, http://people.seas.harvard.edu/~samurphy/. The site also includes workshop materials and other resources.

Bethany Bray‘s new site at https://bcbray.com/ will include The Methodology Center’s resources for latent class analysis (LCA) and latent transition analysis (LTA). Bethany has concrete plans for new LCA and LTA resources, so stay tuned.

Runze Li will update his page at http://personal.psu.edu/ril4/ to incorporate Methodology Center resources on variable screening and variable selection for high-dimensional data analysis.

Linda Collins will build a new website to house The Methodology Center’s content on the multiphase optimization strategy (MOST) for optimizing interventions after she moves to New York University. In the meantime, follow Linda on Twitter, @collins_most.

Daniel Almirall and Inbal “Billie” Nahum-Shani’s informative website, https://d3lab.isr.umich.edu, will soon incorporate The Methodology Center’s resources for the sequential, multiple assignment, randomized trial (SMART).

More information will follow in June or July. Thank you for staying connected to our research! We are all proud of our time at The Methodology Center and very excited about the future.

Summer Institute on Analysis of Ecological Momentary Data

January 29, 2018:

We are pleased to announce that Stephanie Lanza and Michael Russell will present this year’s Summer Institute on Innovative Methods, “Analysis of Ecological Momentary Assessment Data Using Multilevel Modeling and Time-Varying Effect Modeling.” During the Summer Institute, Stephanie and Mike will provide attendees with the theoretical background and applied skills necessary to identify and address innovative and interesting research questions in intensive longitudinal data streams such as daily diary and ecological momentary assessment (EMA) data using multilevel modeling (MLM) and time-varying effect modeling (TVEM). By the end of the workshop, participants will have fit several multilevel and time-varying effect models in SAS and will have had the opportunity to fit and interpret preliminary models using their own data.

The Summer Institute will be held June 28 – 29, 2018 on Penn State’s University Park Campus. The Institute is sponsored by Penn State’s Methodology Center and the National Institute on Drug Abuse.

Read more or apply to attend.

Stephanie Lanza Named Director of Edna Bennett Pierce Prevention Research Center

August 15, 2017:Stephanie Lanza

Congratulations to Stephanie Lanza! Stephanie, a longtime Methodology Center investigator, has been named the next director of Penn State’s Edna Bennett Pierce Prevention Research Center, effective today, August 15. We are delighted both that Stephanie has taken on this well-deserved and extremely exciting opportunity and that she will continue to direct one of our largest research projects.

The Edna Bennett Pierce Prevention Research Center has been leading the field of prevention science since 1998, using research to create programs and inform policy that promotes the health and well-being of children and families. There is a long history of productive collaboration between two centers, notably the Prevention and Methodology Training program. We look forward to continuing our close ties with The Edna Bennett Pierce Prevention Research Center and many more years of research and laughter with Stephanie!