Rochelle E. Tractenberg

Dr. Tractenberg founded CRΘM in 2008 and directs it. She is a tenured professor in the Department of Neurology, with secondary appointments in Biostatistics, Bioinformatics & Biomathematics, and Rehabilitation Medicine, in the Georgetown University Medical Center. She has authored or co-authored over 100 peer-reviewed papers, chapters, proceedings entries, and editorials on research methodologies, outcomes, and analytic methods, as well as on teaching and learning in higher education. These publications include two authored, and one co-authored, contributions to the new Encyclopedia of Big Data (to be published by Springer, 2017). She oversaw biostatistical analysis and experimental design for the Georgetown General Clinical Research Center (GCRC) 2003-2006 as the Consulting Biostatistician; prior to coming to Georgetown in 2002, Dr. Tractenberg spent five years at the University of California at San Diego as a biostatistician and scientist within a national consortium of Alzheimer’s disease research centers after finishing a PhD (1997) in Cognitive Sciences at the University of California, Irvine; during this period she completed an MPH degree with biostatistics and biometry emphases. She completed a five-year K01 mentored training grant (2006-2011) from NIA, studying latent variable modeling, measurement, and neuropsychology in aging, which supported her completion of a PhD (2009) in Measurement, Statistics and Evaluation at the University of Maryland. She received a 3-year NSF grant to study a new training paradigm for the responsible conduct of research (2012-15); after serving on the ASA National Committee for Professional Ethics since 2013 (as Vice-Chair since 2014), she took over as Chair 1 January 2017. Her areas of scholarly interest include statistical methodology as well as neuropsychological instrumentation, development and validation of outcomes, experimental design, and longitudinal analytic methodologies, particularly latent variable methods. She also has an active portfolio of research on higher education, specifically on curriculum development and evaluation in higher, graduate, post-graduate and professional education. Dr. Tractenberg is a Fellow of the American Statistical Association, of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, and a “top 3% contributor” on, where her publications and talks relating to measurement and analysis, as well as those relating to higher education (curriculum development and evaluation, and training in research ethics), are available.

1 Response to Rochelle E. Tractenberg

  1. Rochelle says:

    Hello, Richard. I apologize for the three year delay in responding to your email/post at the Collaborative for Research on Outcomes and -Metrics (3 Oct 2013). I … never checked the posts after about 2012!! This won’t be relevant any longer, but we do not have space or funding to hire people; you might contact individuals in the Collaborative (or others who are doing similar work around the world-but not Rochelle Tractenberg -no space/funds or Futoshi Yumoto ) to find opportunities. Good luck and sorry again for the delay!

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