February 27, 2014
We are pleased to announce that Penn State has named Linda M. Collins, director of The Methodology Center and professor of human development and family studies and of statistics, a distinguished professor for her research, leadership, and service.
Linda's research focuses on development of innovative research approaches to optimize behavioral interventions. She has been an important contributor to the field of prevention science through her work on preventing tobacco and other substance use. She is now extending her work into other public health areas such as obesity and HIV/AIDS. Linda has also developed methods for analysis of longitudinal data, particularly latent transition analysis.