Renate Houts

Renate Houts

Statistician III

Office location

2020 West Main St., Suite 201

Mailing address

Box 104410, Durham, NC, 27708

919 613 6980

Renate graduated from Texas A&M University with a B.S. in psychology and received a Ph.D. in Human Development and Family Studies from the University of Texas at Austin. She completed a post-doc in Longitudinal Methodology and Developmental Science at the Center for Developmental Science at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Renate has 30+ years of experience analyzing longitudinal data in studies such as the PAIR Project, the NICHD Study of Early Child Care, the E-Risk Study, and the Dunedin Study.

Renate works with a wide range of data, from biomarkers to neuropsychological test results to psychiatric interviews. Her primary responsibilities include carrying out complex statistical analyses of longitudinal data and ensuring that the work of team members is correct, transparent, and accurate. To this end, she teaches and advises graduate students, post-docs and others on methodological issues and oversees data-analysis checks of statistical work generated by the research team.

Away from the office, Renate enjoys spending time with her family and pets, gardening, cooking, and walking in the woods.