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Musci To Present Next ‘Mind the Gap,’ Aug. 26

Dr. Rashelle Musci
Dr. Rashelle Musci

Join the Office of Disease Prevention for a Methods: Mind the Gap webinar with Dr. Rashelle Musci on use of integrated data analysis in prevention science. The webinar will take place on Thursday, Aug. 26 at noon ET.

The webinar will review the use of integrative data analysis (IDA) to harmonize extant school-based cluster randomized prevention trials with longitudinal follow-up. 

Musci will extend the emerging techniques—related to measurement invariance and differential item functioning for factor analytic models—to develop an approach to IDA with outcome analyses. She will illustrate this approach using baseline data from six school-based prevention intervention trials with longitudinal follow-up. 

The Dr. Ali and Rose Kawi professor in mental health, Musci is an expert in prevention science, child mental health and quantitative methods and measurement in public health. Her research focuses on advanced latent variable methodology for use in developmental science, exploring the intergenerational transmission of self-regulation and how that transmission may be impacted by universal prevention programming. 

Musci holds a doctoral degree in human development, as well as a master of science degree in child development and bachelor of science degree in neurobiology, physiology and behavior from the University of California, Davis. Currently, she is an associate professor of mental health at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.

Registration for the webinar is required at The session will be recorded and available on the ODP website. 

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