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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

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 Aug 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 Aug 10.
PMID: 34374432

Biological and environmental influences on motor coordination in Peruvian children and adolescents.
Pereira S, Bustamante A, Santos C, Hedeker D, Tani G, Garganta R, Vasconcelos O, Baxter-Jones A, Katzmarzyk PT, Maia J. Biological and environmental influences on motor coordination in Peruvian children and adolescents. Sci Rep. 2021 07 29; 11(1):15444.
PMID: 34326455

Estimating causal and time-varying effects of maternal smoking on youth smoking.
Kim S, Selya A, Wakschlag LS, Dierker L, Rose JS, Hedeker D, Mermelstein RJ. Estimating causal and time-varying effects of maternal smoking on youth smoking. Addict Behav. 2021 09; 120:106982.
PMID: 34022755

Response To: Can We Measure Nicotine Dependence in Dual Users of Cigarettes and ENDS?
Mermelstein RJ, Hedeker D, Rest EC. Response To: Can We Measure Nicotine Dependence in Dual Users of Cigarettes and ENDS? Nicotine Tob Res. 2021 05 04; 23(5):874-875.
PMID: 33331899

An empirical example of analysis using a two-stage modeling approach: within-subject association of outdoor context and physical activity predicts future daily physical activity levels.
Yang CH, Maher JP, Ponnada A, Dzubur E, Nordgren R, Intille S, Hedeker D, Dunton GF. An empirical example of analysis using a two-stage modeling approach: within-subject association of outdoor context and physical activity predicts future daily physical activity levels. Transl Behav Med. 2021 04 26; 11(4):912-920.
PMID: 33159452

Nicotine Dependence in Dual Users of Cigarettes and E-Cigarettes: Common and Distinct Elements.
Rest EC, Mermelstein RJ, Hedeker D. Nicotine Dependence in Dual Users of Cigarettes and E-Cigarettes: Common and Distinct Elements. Nicotine Tob Res. 2021 03 19; 23(4):662-668.
PMID: 33097952

Effects of a brief motivational smoking intervention in non-treatment seeking disadvantaged Black smokers.
Brett EI, Chavarria J, Liu M, Hedeker D, King AC. Effects of a brief motivational smoking intervention in non-treatment seeking disadvantaged Black smokers. J Consult Clin Psychol. 2021 Apr; 89(4):241-250.
PMID: 33705158

Digitally characterizing the dynamics of multiple health behavior change.
Spring B, Stump TK, Battalio SL, McFadden HG, Fidler Pfammatter A, Alshurafa N, Hedeker D. Digitally characterizing the dynamics of multiple health behavior change. Health Psychol. 2021 Feb 11.
PMID: 33570978

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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