David P. MacKinnon, Arizona State University

Keynote Speaker
about the speaker

David P. MacKinnon is a Regents Professor in the Psychology Department at Arizona State University. He earned a Ph.D. in measurement and psychometrics from UCLA in 1986.  He received the 2007 ASU Outstanding Graduate Mentor Award and the 2021 APA Division 5 Jacob Cohen Teaching and Mentorship award.  In 2011, he received the Nan Tobler Award from the Society for Prevention Research for his 2008 book on statistical mediation analysis. Dr. MacKinnon has been principal investigator on many federally funded grants and has had a National Institute on Drug Abuse grant to develop and evaluate methods to assess mediation since 1990. He received the MERIT award for this mediation research.  He is a Fellow of the Association for Psychological Science, APA Division 5, and Society for Prevention Research.  He is past president of APA Division on Quantitative and Qualitative methods and the Society for Multivariate Experimental Psychology. Dr. MacKinnon has wide-ranging interests in statistics and methodology, but his primary interest is in statistical methods to assess how prevention and treatment programs achieve their effects. 

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