Lisa Dierker, Ph.D. | The Methodology Center

Lisa Dierker, Ph.D.

Lisa DierkerProfessor, Psychology Department

Judd Hall 302

Wesleyan University

Middletown, CT  06459

 

Investigator, The Methodology Center

Faculty Affiliate, The Methodology Center

 

 

Education

B.A., Ohio State University, 1989 (Developmental Psychology)
M.A., University of Connecticut, 1992 (Developmental Psychology)
Ph.D., University of Connecticut, 1994 (Developmental Psychology)

 

 

Research Interests and Collaborations

My work focuses on the application of state-of-the-art quantitative methods in mapping the progression of substance use, especially the uptake of smoking behavior among youth. She collaborates with Runze Li, Xianming Tan, and others on developing and applying new methods for analyzing intensive longitudinal data.  I was a Visiting Scholar at the Methodology Center in 2008.

Recent Grants

Social-Emotional Contexts of Adolescent Smoking Patterns

National Cancer Institute P01 CA098262                                                                           

2010-2016; Role: Subaward PI (PI: Robin Mermelstein)

 

Integrative Data Analysis for Nicotine Dependence Symptoms in Novice Smokers

National Institute on Drug Abuse R21 DA029834

2011-2015; Role: Co-Investigator (PI: Jennifer Rose)

 

Passion-Driven Statistics: A Multidisciplinary Project-Based Supportive Model for Statistical Reasoning and Application

National Science Foundation DUE-1323084 
2013-2017; Role: PI

 

 

Recent Publications

Dierker, L.D., Rose, J., Selya, A.S., Piasecki, T.M., Hedeker, D., & Mermelstein, R. (2015). Depression and nicotine dependence from adolescence to young adulthood. Addictive Behaviors, 41, 124-128.

Selya, A. S., Updegrove, N., Rose, J. S., Dierker, L., Tan, X., Hedeker, D., ..., & Mermelstein, R. J. (2015). Nicotine-dependence-varying effects of smoking events on momentary mood changes among adolescents. Addictive Behaviors41, 65-71.

Dierker, L.D., Selya, A.S., Piasecki, T., Rose, J., & Mermelstein, R. (2013). Alcohol problems as a signal for sensitivity to nicotine dependence and future smoking. Drug and Alcohol Dependence, 132(3), 688-93.

Selya, A.S., Wakschlag, L.S., Dierker, L.D., Rose, J., Hedeker, D., & Mermelstein, R. (2013). Exploring alternate processes contributing to the association between maternal smoking and the smoking behavior among young adult offspring. Nicotine & Tobacco Research, 15(11), 1873-82.

Rose, J., Dierker, L.D., Hedeker, D., & Mermelstein, R. (2013). An integrated data analysis approach to investigating measurement equivalence of DSM nicotine dependence symptoms. Drug and Alcohol Dependence, 129(1-2), 25-32.

Selya, A. S., Dierker, L. D., Rose, J., Hedeker, D., Tan, X., Li, R., & Mermelstein, R. (2013). Time-varying effects of smoking quantity and nicotine dependence on adolescent smoking regularity. Drug and Alcohol Dependence,128(3), 230-7.

Dierker L, Selya A, Piasecki T, Rose J, & Mermelstein R. (2013). Alcohol problems as a signal for sensitivity to nicotine dependence and future smoking. Drug and Alcohol Dependence. Advance online publication. doi:10.1016/j.drugalcdep.2013.03.018

Rose, J., Dierker, L, Hedeker, D., & Mermelstein, R. (2013). An integrative data analysis approach to investigating measurement equivalence of DSM nicotine dependence symptoms drug and alcohol dependence. Drug and Alcohol Dependence, 129, 25-32. 

Selya, A., Wakschlag, L., Dierker, L., Rose, J., Hedeker, D. & Mermelstein, R. (2013). Exploring alternate processes contributing to the association between maternal smoking and the smoking behavior among young adult offspring. Nicotine and Tobacco Research, 15, 1873-82. 

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