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Behavioral Science, Children and Adolescents, Education, Human Development, Mental Health, Population Sciences, Research Reproducibility, Social Sciences, Survey Research
Data Collection Design, Data Management, Longitudinal Data Analysis, Missing Data and Imputation, Psychometrics, Statistical Inference, Statistical Modeling
Relevant Projects:



Scientific Advisory Board, Centre for Longitudinal Studies, University of London

Fellow, Association for Psychological Science

Pamela Davis-Kean


Psychology, LSA
Institute for Social Research

Pamela Davis-Kean, PhD, is Professor of Psychology, College of Literature, Science, and the Arts, and Research Professor, Survey Research Center and Research Center for Group Dynamics, Institute for Social Research, at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.

Prof. Davis-Kean is the Director of the Population, Neurodevelopment, and Genetics program at the Institute for Social Research. This group examines the complex transactions of brain, biology, and behavior as children and families develop across time. She is interested in both micro (brain and biology) and macro (family and socioeconomic conditions) aspects of development to understand the full developmental story of individuals.  Her primary focus in this area is how stress relates to family socioeconomic status and how that translates to parenting beliefs and behaviors that influence the development of children.