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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

Food insecurity, hunger, stress, and homelessness among young adults.
Dzubur E, Semborski S, Redline B, Hedeker D, Dunton GF, Henwood BF. Food insecurity, hunger, stress, and homelessness among young adults. Health Psychol. 2022 Aug; 41(8):559-565.
PMID: 35849381

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 07 13; 24(8):1169-1176.
PMID: 34999839

Defining R-squared measures for mixed-effects location scale models.
Zhang X, Hedeker D. Defining R-squared measures for mixed-effects location scale models. Stat Med. 2022 09 30; 41(22):4467-4483.
PMID: 35799315

Temporal stability of behavior, temporal cue-behavior associations, and physical activity habit strength among mothers with school-aged children.
Maher JP, Wang WL, Hedeker D, Dunton GF. Temporal stability of behavior, temporal cue-behavior associations, and physical activity habit strength among mothers with school-aged children. Psychol Health. 2022 Jun 27; 1-16.
PMID: 35757845

Associations of polygenic risk for attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder with general and specific dimensions of childhood psychological problems and facets of impulsivity.
Lahey BB, Tong L, Pierce B, Hedeker D, Berman MG, Cardenas-Iniguez C, Moore TM, Applegate B, Tiemeier H, Kaczkurkin AN. Associations of polygenic risk for attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder with general and specific dimensions of childhood psychological problems and facets of impulsivity. J Psychiatr Res. 2022 08; 152:187-193.
PMID: 35752070

Measuring young adult appeal for menthol and non-menthol cigarettes: protocol of a clinical trial using both laboratory and intensive longitudinal methods (PRISM).
Cohn AM, Pickworth W, Audrain-McGovern J, Murphy J, Villanti AC, Hedeker D, Dunn D, Wyatt R, Niznik T, Cotten W, Smith M, Ehlke SJ. Measuring young adult appeal for menthol and non-menthol cigarettes: protocol of a clinical trial using both laboratory and intensive longitudinal methods (PRISM). BMJ Open. 2022 04 28; 12(4):e058823.
PMID: 35487522

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 06; 45(3):451-460.
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 05 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 05; 52(3):195-204.
PMID: 35083627

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

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Sells Award for Distinguished Multivariate Research
Society of Multivariate Experimental Psychology
2022

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