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Patrick J. CurranWelcome. My name is Patrick Curran and I am a Professor in the Department of Psychology and Neuroscience at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with my primary faculty affiliation in the L.L. Thurstone Psychometric Laboratory that that houses our doctoral training program Quantitative Psychology.

My research and teaching is focused on the development, evaluation, and application of quantitative methods in the social sciences. My current quantitative work relates to various topics in the measurement and analysis of longitudinal data from both a structural equations and multilevel modeling perspectives. My substantive area of interest is in developmental psychopathology, particularly risk and protective factors in adolescent alcohol and drug use. On a goodday I try to combine these quantitative and substantive interests into a single program of research. On a bad day I give up and go play my trumpet. Not well, mind you, but it makes me feel better.