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Dr. Patrick Malone

Pat Malone is one of the nation's leading scholars in methods in developmental science. He is well known for his contributions to figuring out how to test mechanisms and processes in development through structural equation modeling, trajectory modeling, and related analytic methods. Pat is one of the few statisticians who understands child development deeply enough to be of actual help to developmental scientists by applying appropriate methods, models, and data analytic tools. He is delightful as a colleague and consultant. I recommend him without reservation.

Kenneth Dodge, Ph.D.
William McDougall Professor of Public Policy
Professor of Psychology and Neuroscience
Director, Center for Child and Family Policy
Duke University

Since its inception seven years ago, Dr. Malone has served as lead methodologist and statistician on the Parenting Across Cultures project, a longitudinal study of mothers, fathers, and children in 13 cultural groups in nine countries. Dr. Malone has applied his extensive knowledge of cutting-edge statistics to solve complex and novel problems engendered by the multi-level, multi-informant, longitudinal study design. One of Dr. Malone's strengths is his ability to translate technical language and statistical concepts into terms that are understandable to the non-expert. Thus, he is able to educate the rest of the research team and write clearly for scientific publications, even as he implements and develops sophisticated analytic techniques.

Jennifer E. Lansford, Ph.D.
Research Professor, Social Science Research Institute
Principal Investigator, Parenting Across Cultures Project
Duke University

Consulting with Pat Malone is habit forming. As a long time modeling addict but currently a leader of a large research focusing on clinical-health and developmental-health psychology, I am no longer capable of keeping up with recent developments within statistical modeling of complex behavioral health data, let alone developing fresh new ones. This is where the work with Dr. Malone comea right in. In addition to being a top notch methodologist with a superb command of up-to-date design and analytic skills, Dr. Malone is also a highly sophisticated behavioral scientist. This makes it easy to converse with him about the particular challanges of research in clinical-health and developmental-health psychogy, and to jointly figure out particularized solutions to these problems. I highly recommand consulting with Dr. Malone in all methodological aspects if behavioral science.

Golan Shahar, Ph.D.
Professor of Clinical-Health and Developmental-Health Psychology
Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Israel
Visiting Professor of Psychiatry
Yale University School of Medicine

I have been working with Pat on several data sets for about seven years, and I have been very pleased with the level of collaboration and the products of our joint efforts. Pat introduced me to various sophisticated data techniques for analyzing longitudinal data; techniques that fell far from my own comfort level. With considerable perseverance and patience Pat guided me through the intricacies of these techniques and the advantage of using them rather than more traditional techniques. I have been very pleased with what I have learned and the results of the analyses. Pat's involvement extended also to reading early drafts of manuscripts correcting my misunderstandings of what he was trying to convey and sharpening the wording so as to better convey the meaning of the obtained results. I look forward to future and equally successful collaborations.

Barry S. Corenblum, Ph.D.
Professor, Department of Psychology
Brandon University, Manitoba, Canada

Dr. Patrick Malone's expertise in statistical consultation is unsurpassed. His conceptualization of the key issues involved in research projects is spot-on; furthermore, he is flexible, responsive, and a valuable addition to any research team!

Cheri Shapiro, Ph.D.
Associate Director, Institute for Families in Society
University of South Carolina

I collaborated with Pat on several projects, including a federally funded randomized trial of two promising computerized interventions for children with attention difficulties, as well as multiple manuscripts. Pat was truly a pleasure to work with. His knowledge of statistics and quantitative methods allowed him to do an excellent job on all our work together and he was especially adept at coming up with creative solutions to difficult analysis problems. He is also able to explain things clearly to a non-statistician. While his work is meticulous, he works very quickly and routinely turned around analysis and drafts of results section much quicker than I would have expected. I would recommend Pat highly to anyone looking for a skilled statistician and excellent collaborator.

David Rabiner, Ph.D.
Research Professor, Department of Psychology and Neuroscience
Associate Dean, Trinity College of Arts and Sciences
Duke University

I had the distinct privilege of being mentored by Dr. Malone during my graduate training, and his unsurpassed tutelage greatly enhanced the quality of my dissertation, as well as shortened the time to having it accepted for publication. He has a firm grasp on advanced statistical techniques and the rare talent of being able to convey difficult concepts to lay audiences. He is patient and conscientious in his professional work, which couples well with his friendly and relaxed demeanor. Dr. Malone is an ideal collaborator for any researcher who wants their data to be analyzed in an appropriate and sophisticated manner and then be able to present their findings in non-technical terms to a wide audience.

Thomas F. Northrup, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Family & Community Medicine
The University of Texas Medical School at Houston

I highly recommend Pat Malone as a statistical consultant. I first collaborated with Pat over a decade ago and I have yet to find another statistician with the same level of expertise and professionalism. Pat can be trusted to complete complicated analyses in a timely manner and with utmost attention to detail and accuracy. He is also able to explain his work in straightforward and simple terms when needed, which is an important skill. Pat is a true professional and the ideal statistical consultant.

Amy B. Schulting, Ph.D., M.Ed.
Clinical Psychologist
Research Scientist, Center for Child and Family Policy
Duke University

It was a pleasure to work with Pat, who is a highly efficient, focused, organized and knowledgeable statistical consultant. During our collaboration he was always incredibly responsive, dedicated and constantly willing to take the time to discuss my concerns and respond to questions. I was also very much impressed by his ability to explain sophisticated analyses in clear and simple terms. It was a pleasure to work with pat and I strongly recommend him as an excellent statistician.

Liat Tikotzky, Ph.D.
Senior Lecturer, Department of Psychology
Ben-Gurion University of the Negev