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

My research and teaching is focPatrick J. Curranused 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.

I also strive to contribute to the dissemination of quantitative methods. In collaboration with Dan Bauer I host a YouTube Channel of statistical tutorials, a quantitative Q&A Blog called Help Desk, and a completely free 3-day workshop on Structural Equation Modeling. In collaboration with Greg Hancock, I co-host a weekly podcast called Quantitude dedicated to all things quantitative.

And when all of that is finished, I go and ride my mountain bike into a tree. (I’m not a particularly good rider).