Kai S. Cortina

(734) 615-3908

Behavioral Science, Engineering, Social Science
Causal Inference, Data Visualization, Image Data, Machine Learning, Mathematical and Statistical Modeling, Networks, Statistics
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Kai S. Cortina


Psychology, LSA
Combined Program in Education and Psychology

Professor of Psychology, College of Literature, Science, and the Arts

Kai S. Cortina, PhD, is Professor of Psychology in the College of Literature, Science, and the Arts at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.

Prof. Cortina’s major research revolves around the understanding of children’s and adolescents’ pathways into adulthood and the role of the educational system in this process. The academic and psycho-social development is analyzed from a life-span perspective exclusively analyzing longitudinal data over longer periods of time (e.g., from middle school to young adulthood). The hierarchical structure of the school system (student/classroom/school/district/state/nations) requires the use of statistical tools that can handle these kind of nested data.