Renate received her Ph.D. in Human Development and Family Studies from the University of Texas at Austin in 1997 and has been analyzing longitudinal datasets ever since. She completed a post doc in Developmental Science & Longitudinal Methodology at the Center for Developmental Science at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 2001 and spent 8 years at RTI International working on the NICHD Study of Early Child Care and Youth Development.
Renate joined the team as the resident Statistician in 2009. She provides statistical support and consulting for all kinds of studies using techniques such as structural equation modeling, latent growth curve modeling, behavioral genetic modeling, confirmatory and exploratory factor analysis, and traditional descriptive and inferential statistics.
When not at work, Renate stays busy with two growing kids, reading/writing/drawing, jogging and home improvement projects.
Comprehensive portrait of long-term cannabis users: Are they ready for old age? awarded by National Institutes of Health (Biostatistician). 2020 to 2024
Aging in 1000 healthy young adults: the Dunedin Study awarded by National Institutes of Health (Statistician). 2009 to 2021
Neuropsychological and genomic signatures of violence exposure in childhood awarded by National Institutes of Health (Statistician). 2013 to 2019
KCL funds for reversibility project awarded by King's College London (Statistician). 2015 to 2016
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