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Emily Simpson

PAMT Post-doctoral Fellow

320 Biobehavioral Health Building
814-865-3253
ejs6144@psu.edu

Biography

Emily G. Simpson is a PAMT postdoctoral scholar, working with Greg Fosco, Associate Director of the PRC and Associate Professor in the College of Human Development and Family Studies. Her research focuses on adolescent substance use and internalizing symptoms, with an emphasis on understanding the role of family functioning and parent-child relationships. She is especially interested in person-centered approaches to modeling complex data, such as application of latent class analysis.

Education

  • Ph.D., University of Connecticut, 2019 (Human Development and Family Sciences)
  • M.A., Wake Forest University, 2014 (Psychology)
  • B.A., Sewanee: University of the South, 2011 (Psychology)

The Prevention and Methodology Training (PAMT) program, funded by a T32 grant from the National Institute on Drug Abuse, trains pre-and post-doctoral researchers in the integration of prevention science and statistical methodology for the behavioral sciences.