|Welcome. My name is Patrick Curran and I am a Professor in the Department of Psychology at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. I also serve as the Director of the L.L. Thurstone Psychometric Laboratory that houses the doctoral training program Quantitative Psychology.
My research and teaching is primarily 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 good day I try to combine these quantitative and substantive interests into a single program of research. On a bad day I give up and watch the Cubs.