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Are CPCers Overweight(ing)?

February 16, 2018 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Dr. Kenneth A Bollen, Henry Rudolph Immerwahr Distinguished Professor, Department of Psychology and Neuroscience and Department of Sociology, UNC at Chapel Hill

Kenneth A. Bollen is Henry Rudolph Immerwahr Distinguished Professor in the Department of Psychology and Neuroscience and Department of Sociology. He is the head of the Methods Core and a Fellow at the Carolina Population Center at UNC. From 2000 to 2010, he was the Director of the H.W. Odum Institute for Research in Social Science at UNC. Bollen’s current research is on the development of statistical methodology for the social and behavioral sciences with applications in population and health studies. He has published over 140 papers and is the author of Structural Equations with Latent Variables (Wiley), coauthor of Latent Curve Models: A Structural Equation Perspective (Wiley), and coeditor of Testing Structural Equation Models (Sage). Google scholar lists over 84,000 citations to these works (

Bollen is an elected Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) and the American Statistical Association. He is Chair of the National Science Foundation’s (NSF) Advisory Committee for the Directorate of the Social, Economic, and Behavioral Sciences. He is President of the Society of Multivariate Experimental Psychology. He was a Fellow of the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences and past Chair of the Social, Economic, and Political Sciences Section K of the AAAS. He also served on the Board of Trustees of the National Institute of Statistical Sciences. In 2000 he won the Paul F. Lazarsfeld Memorial Award for Distinguished Contributions in the Field of Sociological Methodology. Recently, Harvard University, the Institute of Advanced Studies at the University of Bologna (Bologna, Italy), and RTI International hosted him as a Visiting Scholar.

Bollen received his B.A. from Drew University (1973) and an M.A. and Ph.D. from Brown University (1975, 1977). He was a Research Scientist at General Motors Research Labs (1977-1982) and an assistant professor at Dartmouth College (1982-1985) prior to joining UNC (1985). The National Science Foundation, the National Institutes of Health, USAID, and other organizations have funded his research.


February 16, 2018
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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