I am a developmental scientist working in the field of quantitative methodology and statistics. I am particularly interested in identifying new statistical models or research designs and adapting them for data and questions about how children grow and change. Much of my work is translational, introducing developmental scientists to new methods. If you know statistical methods, my recent work has been focused on quantile regression, latent variable modeling, and planned missing data designs.
I am an advocate of methodology as a field of study. I believe that the science of statistical methods and of children's development can be best achieved through open collaboration. As a developmental scientist, I am interested in how young children learn to read, as well as their language and math skills. My funded work is mostly on the features of children's environments that are related to their development. I am currently a co-investigator on five active federally-funded research projects where I serve as a methodologist. Sometimes this means designing a study with causal methods to test whether a specific curriculum works, and sometimes it means exploring correlations. It all depends on the research questions
My google scholar page is HERE, and my projects on the Open Science Framework are HERE. And yes, my hair just grows like that.