summer institute on innovative methods

Although the name was tweaked over the years, and the principal investigator changed, the Summer Institute on Innovative Methods workshop series was held annually from 1996 to 2021. Originally created by Linda Collins, and hosted by The Methodology Center at Penn State, this annual workshop series finished up being led by Bethany Bray, and hosted by the Center for Dissemination and Implementation Science and Institute for Health Research and Policy at The University of Illinois at Chicago. This workshop series was funded, in part, by an award from the National Institute on Drug Abuse (R13-DA-020334). Historical information about about past workshops is available below.

past summer institutes

  • 2020/2021 – Building Effective Just-in-Time Adaptive Interventions Using Micro-Randomized Trial Designs (Susan Murphy & Daniel Almirall)
  • 2019 – Variability in Intensive Longitudinal Data: Mixed-Effects Location Scale Modeling (Donald Hedeker)
  • 2018 – Analysis of Ecological Momentary Assessment Data (Stephanie Lanza & Michael Russell)
  • 2017 – Statistical Power Analysis for Intensive Longitudinal Studies (Jean-Philippe Laurenceau & Niall Bolger)
  • 2016 – Ecological Momentary Assessment (EMA): Investigating Biopsychosocial Processes in Context (Joshua Smyth, Kristin Heron, & Michael Russell)
  • 2015 – An Introduction to Time-Varying Effect Modeling (Stephanie Lanza & Sara Vasilenko)
  • 2014 – Experimental Design and Analysis Methods for Developing Adaptive Interventions: Getting SMART (Daniel Almirall & Inbal Nahum-Shani)
  • 2013 – Introduction to Latent Class Analysis (Stephanie Lanza & Bethany Bray)
  • 2012 – Causal Inference (Donna Coffman)
  • 2011 – The Multiphase Optimization Strategy (Linda Collins)
  • 2010 – Analysis of Longitudinal Dyadic Data (Niall Bolger & Jean-Philippe Laurenceau)
  • 2009 – Latent Class and Latent Transition Analysis (Linda Collins & Stephanie Lanza)
  • 2008 – Statistical Mediation Analysis (David MacKinnon)
  • 2007 – Mixed Models & Practical Tools for Causal Inference (Donald Hedeker & Joseph Schafer)
  • 2006 – Causal Inference (Christopher Winship & Felix Elwert)
  • 2005 – Survival Analysis (Paul Allison)
  • 2004 – Analyzing Developmental Trajectories (Daniel Nagin)
  • 2003 – Modeling Change and Event Occurrence (Judith Singer & John Willett)
  • 2002 – Missing Data (Joseph Schafer)
  • 2001 – Longitudinal Modeling with Mplus (Bengt Muthén & Linda Muthén)
  • 2000 – Integrating Design and Analysis & Mixed-Effect Models (Richard Campbell, Paras Mehta, & Donald Hedeker)
  • 1999 – Structural Equation Modeling (John McArdle)
  • 1998 – Categorical Data Analysis (David Rindskopf & Linda Collins)
  • 1997 – Hierarchical Linear Models & Missing Data Analysis (Stephen Raudenbush & Joseph Schafer)
  • 1996 – Analysis of Stage Sequential Development (Linda Collins, Peter Molenaar, & Han van der Maas)


Funding for this conference was provided by award number R13-DA-020334 from the National Institute on Drug Abuse. The views expressed in workshop materials or publications and by speakers and moderators do not necessarily reflect the official views and/or policies of the United States Department of Health and Human Services; nor does mention of trade names, commercial practices, or organizations imply endorsement by the United States Government.

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