Melanie M. Wall

Professor of Biostatistics (in Psychiatry)
Department of Biostatistics, Mailman School of Public Health
Director of the Division of Biostatistics
Department of Psychiatry, Columbia University Medical Center
New York State Pscyhiatric Institute

I am the director of the Division of Biostatistics in the New York State Psychiatric Institute (NYSPI) and Columbia University psychiatry department where I oversee a team of 9 biostatisticians collaborating on predominately NIH funded research projects. I have worked extensively with modeling complex multilevel and multimodal data on a wide array of psychosocial public health and psychiatric research questions in both clinical studies and large epidemiologic studies (over 240 total journal publications). My biostatistical expertise includes latent variable modeling (e.g. factor analysis, item response theory, latent class models, structural equation modeling), spatial data modeling (e.g. disease mapping), and longitudinal data analysis including the class of longitudinal models commonly called growth curve mixture models. I received a Ph.D. (1998) from the Department of Statistics at Iowa State University, and a B.S. (1993) in mathematics from Truman State University. Before moving to Columbia University in 2010, I was on faculty in Biostatistics in the School of Public Health at the University of Minnesota.

TEACHING P8158 Latent Variable and Structural Equation Modeling for Health Sciences (Columbia University Dept of Biostatistics - Spring 2017) - Syllabus

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Melanie M. Wall
phone: (646)774-5458
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