Jessica Trail, M.S.

Jessica Trail, M.S.Research Assistant, The Methodology Center and Department of Statistics

 

The Methodology Center

The Pennsylvania State University

400 Calder Square II

State College, PA 16801

 

814-865-2193

CV
 

Functional Data Analysis for Dynamical System Identification of Behavioral Processes -- example R and SAS code

 

 

Education

Ph.D. The Pennsylvania State University, expected 2013 (Statistics)

M.S., Miami University, 2008 (Statistics)

B.A., Miami University, 2005 (Mathematics and Statistics; Psychology)

 

 

Honors & Awards

  • 2008-2009: The Pennsylvania State University Graduate Fellowship
  • 2008: Miami University Biometrics Journal Award
  • 2008: Comer-Reynolds Memorial Award in Statistics
  • 2004-present: Pi Mu Epsilon National Mathematics Honor Society
  • 2005: Graduation with Honors with Distinction and Honors in Psychology
  • 2001-2005: Miami University Honors Program Award
  • 2001-2005: Ohio Regents Scholarship
  • 2001-2005: Stanley and Agnes McKie Memorial Scholarship
  • 2001-2005: Ohio Leadership Scholarship

Current Projects and Collaborators

I work with Linda Collins and Inbal Shani of The Methodology Center, as well as Daniel Rivera and his team at Arizona State University, on the development of techniques for using engineering process control and system identification principles to optimize adaptive interventions.

 

 

Teaching

Spring 2008, Stat 261, Introduction to Statistics, Miami University

Fall 2007, Stat 261, Introduction to Statistics, Miami University

 

 

Publications

Molloy, L. E., Moore, J., Trail, J., Van Epps, J., & Hopfer, S. (in press). Understanding real-world implementation quality and “active ingredients” of PBIS. Prevention Science.

Collins, L., Trail, J., Kugler, K., Baker, T., Piper, M., & Mermelstein, R. (2013). Evaluating individual intervention components: making decisions based on the results of a factorial screening experiment. Translational Behavioral Medicine, 1-14. doi: 10.1007/s13142-013-0239-7 NIHMSID: NIHMS544386 

Trail, J. B., Collins, L. M., Rivera, D. E., Li, R., Piper, M., & Baker, T. (2013).  Functional data analysis for the system identification of behavioral processes.  Psychological Methods. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1037/a0034035 PMC Journal-In Process

 

Presentations

Trail, J. B., Collins, L. M., Rivera, D. E., Li, R., & Piper, M. E. (2012, July). A dynamical systems approach for adaptive intervention development. Presented at the Institute of Mathematical Statistics – Asia Pacific Rim Meeting, Tsukuba, Japan.

Kugler, K. C., Collins, L. M., & Trail, J. (2012, June). Effect coding and dummy coding in analysis of variance: They are not always the same. Poster presented at the 20th Annual Meeting of the Society for Prevention Research, Washington, DC.

Trail, J. B., Collins, L. M., Rivera, D. E., Li, R., & Piper, M. E. (2012, June). A dynamical systems approach for adaptive intervention development. In Collins, L. M. (Chair), Building Optimized Prevention Interventions. Special Interest Group. Presented at the 20th Annual Meeting of the Society for Prevention Research, Washington, DC.

Kugler, K. C., Trail, J., & Collins, L. M. (2012, April). Effect coding and dummy coding in analysis of variance: They are not always the same. Poster presented at The Annual Meeting of the Society for Behavioral Medicine, New Orleans, LA.

Trail, J. B., Piper, M. E., Collins, L. M., & Rivera, D. E. (2012, April). Dynamical systems analysis of smoking cessation data. Poster presented at The Annual Meeting of the Society for Behavioral Medicine, New Orleans, LA.

Trail, J. B., Collins, L. M., Rivera, D. E., Li, R., & Piper, M. E. (2012, March). A dynamical systems analysis of smoking cessation data. Poster presented at The Annual Meeting of the Society for Research on Nicotine and Tobacco, Houston, TX.

Trail, J., Timms, K., Piper, M. E., Rivera, D., & Collins, L. M. (2011, June). Mediation analysis of craving and negative affect in smoking cessation data. Poster presented at the Society for Prevention Research Annual Meetings, Washington, DC.

Trail, J. B., Timms, K., Piper, M., Collins, L. M., & Rivera, D. E. (2011, May). Dynamic mediation analysis of intensive longitudinal data. Poster presented at the Modern Modeling Methods Conference, Storrs, CT.

Molloy, L., Johnson, J., Van Epps, J., Moore, J., & Hopfer, S. (2010, June). Understanding real-world implementation quality of PBIS: Relation to problem behaviors. Presentation for the Fifth Annual Society for Prevention Research, Sloboda & Bukoski SPR Cup, Denver, Colorado.

Johnson, J.B. & Ward, R.M. (May 2005). The prevalence of eating disorder tendencies in college students. Poster presentation at the Midamerica Conference, Franklin College, Franklin, IN.

Johnson, J.B. & Ward, R.M. (May 2005). Disordered eating habits in a college environment and the associated factors. Poster presentation at the Undergraduate Research Forum, Miami University, Oxford, OH.

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