Allison Tracy, PhD

Dr. Allison Tracy is a Senior Statistician with 2M Research, currently supporting 2M’s contract work with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). She has more than 20 years of experience providing methodological and statistical consultation to researchers in a wide variety of disciplines, research topics, and institutions—governmental, academic, programmatic, and commercial. While the methodologies of these projects have varied considerably, Dr. Tracy’s particular expertise is in the modeling of dynamic and contextualized processes inherent in human interactions and development over time, through generalized structural equation modeling.

At 2M, Dr. Tracy serves as the project manager for CDC’s Evaluation of Dating Matters®. In this project, Dr. Tracy has contributed to four manuscripts on program effects on student behavior in middle school, which have been submitted for publication in scholarly journals and a symposium on these outcomes presented at the Society of Prevention Research. She also oversees the subcontract to the Institute for Measurement, Methodology, Analysis and Policy (IMMAP) at Texas Tech University, managing large longitudinal survey datasets; providing fully merged, cleaned, and documented data to be used beyond the life of the project.

In addition to her methodological expertise, Dr. Tracy’s content expertise in human development and diversity firmly grounds her modeling approaches. In particular, through her training and collaborative work, Dr. Tracy offers sensitivity to diversity associated with gender, racial/ethnic group, and social class. Dr. Tracy earned a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Humboldt State University, a Master of Science in Human Development and Family Studies from Pennsylvania State University, and a PhD in Human Development and family studies, with a minor in Statistics, from Pennsylvania State University.

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