Core Staff and Investigators
Kevin G. Lynch PhD
Co-I and Statistician
Kevin G. Lynch, PhD is Assistant Professor of Biostatistics in Psychiatry at the University of Pennsylvania Medical Center, where he is the Director of the Biostatistics and Data Management Core of the NIDA P60 Center for Studies on Addictions (PI: O'Brien). He has a Secondary Appointment in the Center for Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics at the UPMC.
His methodology research is in the area of latent structure models: mixture models and diagnostics for mixture structure, models for zero-inflation and latent class models for longitudinal data, and models of causal inference. His collaborative research is concerned with applications of statistical methods in Psychiatry, particularly the use of causal inference in mediation analyses, latent variable models in diagnosis, the analysis of longitudinal studies of treatment and continuing care with non-compliance and missing data, and applications of psychometric models to substance abuse instruments. In particular, he has worked with Dr. Alterman on on several psychometric analyses involving factor analyes, structural equation models, and parametric and nonparametric item response theory, including studies of the Addiction Severity Index (versions 3, 5, and 6 and the ASI-Lite), the revised Treatment Services Received form, the California Psychological Inventory, the Alcohol SIP, and the development of a Drug SIP.
His professional memberships include the American Statistical Association, the Biometric Society, and the Classification Society of North America. He serves as a Consulting Editor for Statistics for the Journal of Bipolar Disorders, and for Psychology of Addictive Behaviors.