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I am currently an Assistant Professor in Quantitative Psychology at the University of Notre Dame. I have two main lines of research. The first is integrating methods from both data mining and latent variable modeling. I have applied this work in identifying varying trajectories in longitudinal data, as well as creating diagnostic criteria for non-suicidal and suicidal self-injury. The second is developing novel methods for the application of latent variable models in studying changes in cognitive ability and health in older adults. For both of these interests, I am an active developer of open source software for the R statistical environment.
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