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Donald Hedeker, PhD

Donald Hedeker's chief expertise is in the development and use of advanced statistical methods for clustered and longitudinal data, with particular emphasis on mixed-effects models. He is the primary author of several freeware computer programs for mixed-effects analysis. With Robert Gibbons, Don is the author of the text “Longitudinal Data Analysis,” published by Wiley in 2006. More recently, he has developed methods and software for analysis of intensive longitudinal data, which are data with many measurements over time, often collected using mobile devices and/or the internet. Such data are increasingly obtained by researchers in many research areas, for example in the areas of mobile health (mHealth) and ecological momentary assessment (EMA) studies. He is an associate editor for Statistics in Medicine.

University of Chicago
Chicago
PhD - Quantitative Psychology
1989

University of Chicago
Chicago
BA - Economics
1980

A multivariate multilevel approach to unravel the associations between individual and school factors on children's motor performance in the REACT project.
A multivariate multilevel approach to unravel the associations between individual and school factors on children's motor performance in the REACT project. Am J Hum Biol. 2024 Apr 02; e24080.
PMID: 38562064

Individual and school correlates of body mass index and cardiorespiratory fitness in primary school children from the REACT project: A multivariate multilevel analysis.
Individual and school correlates of body mass index and cardiorespiratory fitness in primary school children from the REACT project: A multivariate multilevel analysis. Am J Hum Biol. 2024 Mar 12; e24065.
PMID: 38476020

An introduction and practical guide to strategies for analyzing longitudinal data in clinical trials of smoking cessation treatment: Beyond dichotomous point-prevalence outcomes.
An introduction and practical guide to strategies for analyzing longitudinal data in clinical trials of smoking cessation treatment: Beyond dichotomous point-prevalence outcomes. Nicotine Tob Res. 2024 Jan 12.
PMID: 38214037

Sleep and fundamental movement skills in primary schoolchildren: The REACT project.
Sleep and fundamental movement skills in primary schoolchildren: The REACT project. Am J Hum Biol. 2023 Nov 21; e24019.
PMID: 37990287

Statistical analysis of the longitudinal fundamental movement skills data in the REACT project using the multilevel ordinal logistic model.
Statistical analysis of the longitudinal fundamental movement skills data in the REACT project using the multilevel ordinal logistic model. Am J Hum Biol. 2023 Nov 19; e24015.
PMID: 37982324

Validity and reliability of Meu Educativo®: A new tool to assess fundamental movement skills in school-aged children.
Validity and reliability of Meu Educativo®: A new tool to assess fundamental movement skills in school-aged children. Am J Hum Biol. 2023 Nov 14; e24011.
PMID: 37962092

Detecting influential subjects in intensive longitudinal data using mixed-effects location scale models.
Detecting influential subjects in intensive longitudinal data using mixed-effects location scale models. BMC Med Res Methodol. 2023 10 18; 23(1):237.
PMID: 37853339

Investigating the day-level associations between affective variability and physical activity using ecological momentary assessment.
Investigating the day-level associations between affective variability and physical activity using ecological momentary assessment. Psychol Sport Exerc. 2024 Jan; 70:102542.
PMID: 37805039

Joint modeling the frequency and duration of accelerometer-measured physical activity from a lifestyle intervention trial.
Joint modeling the frequency and duration of accelerometer-measured physical activity from a lifestyle intervention trial. Stat Med. 2023 12 10; 42(28):5100-5112.
PMID: 37715594

Background, rationale, and methodological overview of the REACT project-return-to-action on growth, motor development, and health after the COVID-19 pandemic in primary school children.
Background, rationale, and methodological overview of the REACT project-return-to-action on growth, motor development, and health after the COVID-19 pandemic in primary school children. Am J Hum Biol. 2023 Jul 25.
PMID: 37489725

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Sells Award for Distinguished Multivariate Research
Society of Multivariate Experimental Psychology
2022

Elected Member, Society of Multivariate Experimental Psychology
Society of Multivariate Experimental Psychology
2016

Long-Term Excellence Award, Health Policy Statistics Section ASA
Health Policy Statistics Section ASA
2015

Elected Member, International Statistical Institute
International Statistical Institute
2015

Fellow, American Statistical Association
American Statistical Association
2000