College of Nursing
Ph. D. Washington State University, 2008
Office: SNRS 414B (Spokane campus)
- Latent growth modeling of risk factors associated with Coronary Heart Disease
- Invariance testing of health psychology surveys and diseases across groups and time
- My main areas of interest are in structural equation modeling of health related data with emphasis on models of change over time and invariance testing across gender and occasion. Specifically, I analyze traditional and nontraditional risk factors associated with heart disease and the metabolic syndrome via latent growth modeling and mixture modeling, and I also assessed the psychometric properties of various psychosocial scales associated with heart disease. I am also interested in examining the role of mental illness and substance abuse in heart disease, particularly in rural populations.