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Donald Hedeker, PhD

Donald Hedeker's chief expertise is in the development and use of advanced statistical methods for clustered and longitudinal data, with particular emphasis on mixed-effects models. He is the primary author of several freeware computer programs for mixed-effects analysis. With Robert Gibbons, Don is the author of the text “Longitudinal Data Analysis,” published by Wiley in 2006. More recently, he has developed methods and software for analysis of intensive longitudinal data, which are data with many measurements over time, often collected using mobile devices and/or the internet. Such data are increasingly obtained by researchers in many research areas, for example in the areas of mobile health (mHealth) and ecological momentary assessment (EMA) studies. He is an associate editor for Statistics in Medicine.

University of Chicago
Chicago
PhD - Quantitative Psychology
1989

University of Chicago
Chicago
BA - Economics
1980

How acute affect dynamics impact longitudinal changes in physical activity among children.
Dunton GF, Wang WL, Intille SS, Dzubur E, Ponnada A, Hedeker D. How acute affect dynamics impact longitudinal changes in physical activity among children. J Behav Med. 2022 Mar 28.
PMID: 35347520

A shared-parameter location-scale mixed model to link the responsivity in self-initiated event reports and the event-contingent Ecological Momentary Assessments.
Ma Q, Mermelstein RJ, Hedeker D. A shared-parameter location-scale mixed model to link the responsivity in self-initiated event reports and the event-contingent Ecological Momentary Assessments. Stat Med. 2022 May 10; 41(10):1780-1796.
PMID: 35139579

Sibling Resemblances in Physical Fitness in Three Distinct Regions in Peru: The Peruvian Sibling Study on Growth and Health.
Santos C, Bustamante A, Vasconcelos O, Pereira S, Garganta R, Lightfoot JT, Tani G, Hedeker D, Katzmarzyk PT, Maia J. Sibling Resemblances in Physical Fitness in Three Distinct Regions in Peru: The Peruvian Sibling Study on Growth and Health. Behav Genet. 2022 Jan 26.
PMID: 35083627

The Mood Boost from Tobacco Cigarettes is More Erratic with the Additions of Cannabis and Alcohol.
Kendall AD, Hedeker D, Diviak KR, Mermelstein RJ. The Mood Boost from Tobacco Cigarettes is More Erratic with the Additions of Cannabis and Alcohol. Nicotine Tob Res. 2022 Jan 06.
PMID: 34999839

Centering categorical predictors in multilevel models: Best practices and interpretation.
Yaremych HE, Preacher KJ, Hedeker D. Centering categorical predictors in multilevel models: Best practices and interpretation. Psychol Methods. 2021 Dec 16.
PMID: 34914468

Contributions of Social Factors to Disparities in Prostate Cancer Risk Profiles among Black Men and Non-Hispanic White Men with Prostate Cancer in California.
Press DJ, Shariff-Marco S, Lichtensztajn DY, Lauderdale D, Murphy AB, Inamdar PP, DeRouen MC, Hamilton AS, Yang J, Lin K, Hedeker D, Haiman CA, Cheng I, Gomez SL. Contributions of Social Factors to Disparities in Prostate Cancer Risk Profiles among Black Men and Non-Hispanic White Men with Prostate Cancer in California. Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev. 2022 02; 31(2):404-412.
PMID: 34853020

Analysis of multivariate longitudinal substance use outcomes using multivariate mixed cumulative logit model.
Lin X, Mermelstein R, Hedeker D. Analysis of multivariate longitudinal substance use outcomes using multivariate mixed cumulative logit model. BMC Med Res Methodol. 2021 11 06; 21(1):239.
PMID: 34742242

The Effect of Maternal Smoking on Offspring Smoking Is Unrelated to Heritable Personality Traits or Initial Subjective Experiences.
Weber TL, Selya A, Wakschlag LS, Dierker L, Rose JS, Hedeker D, Mermelstein RJ. The Effect of Maternal Smoking on Offspring Smoking Is Unrelated to Heritable Personality Traits or Initial Subjective Experiences. Nicotine Tob Res. 2021 08 29; 23(10):1754-1762.
PMID: 33912956

Variability in Hourly Activity Levels: Statistical Noise or Insight Into Older Adult Frailty?
Huisingh-Scheetz M, Wroblewski K, Waite L, Huang ES, Schumm LP, Hedeker D. Variability in Hourly Activity Levels: Statistical Noise or Insight Into Older Adult Frailty? J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci. 2021 08 13; 76(9):1608-1618.
PMID: 33049032

Racial discrimination and the moderating effects of racial and ethnic socialization on the mental health of Asian American youth.
Park M, Choi Y, Yasui M, Hedeker D. Racial discrimination and the moderating effects of racial and ethnic socialization on the mental health of Asian American youth. Child Dev. 2021 11; 92(6):2284-2298.
PMID: 34374432

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Elected Member, Society of Multivariate Experimental Psychology
Society of Multivariate Experimental Psychology
2016

Long-Term Excellence Award, Health Policy Statistics Section ASA
Health Policy Statistics Section ASA
2015

Elected Member, International Statistical Institute
International Statistical Institute
2015

Fellow, American Statistical Association
American Statistical Association
2000