Curriculum Vitae

Education

2013- Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN
PhD Candidate in Quantitative Methods
Advisor: Dr. Kristopher Preacher
2009-2010 Boston University, Boston, MA
MA in Psychology
1999-2003 College of William & Mary, Williamsburg, VA
BS in Chemistry

Publications

Lachowicz, M. J., Preacher, K. J., & Kelley, K. (in press). A novel measure of effect size fore mediation analysis. Psychological Methods.

Lachowicz, M. J., Sterba, S. K., & Preacher, K. J. (2015). Investigating multilevel mediation with fully or partially nested data. Group Processes & Intergroup Relations18, 274-289. [Online appendix and code available].

Green, J. D., Bovin, M. J., Erb, S. E., Lachowicz, M. J., Gorman, K. R., Rosen, R. C., Keane, T. M., Marx, B. P. (in press) The Effect of Enemy Combat Tactics on PTSD Prevalence Rates: A Comparison of Operation Iraqi Freedom Deployment Phases in a Sample of Male and Female Veterans. Psychological Trauma.

Engasser, J., Hermos, J., Rubin, A., Lachowicz, M. J. Rybin, D., Brief, D., Roy, M., Helmuth, E., Rosenbloom, D., Keane, T. (2015) Drinking Goal Choice and Outcomes in a Web-based Alcohol Intervention: Results fromVetChange. Addictive Behaviors, 42, 63-8.

Keane, T., Rubin, A., Lachowicz, M. J., Hermos, J., Brief, D., Roy, M., Helmuth, E., Rosenbloom, D. (2014) Temporal Stability of DSM-5 Posttraumatic Stress Disorder Criteria in a Problem Drinking Sample. Psychological Assessment26(4),1138-45.

Kramer, J., Rubin, A., Coster, W., Helmuth, E., Hermos, J., Rosenbloom, D., Moed, R., Dooley, M., Kao, Y., Liljenquist, K., Brief, D., Enggasser, J., Keane, T., Roy, M., Lachowicz, M. J. (2014) Strategies to Address the Challenges of Participant Misrepresentation in Web-Based Research. International Journal of Methods in Psychiatric Research, 23(1), 120-9.

Brief, D., Rubin, A., Enggasser, J., Roy, M., Helmuth, E., Hermos, J., Rosenbloom, D., Lachowicz, M. J., Benitez, D., Keane, T. (2013) VetChange: Web-based self-management of drinking and PTSD symptoms in returning veterans. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 81(5), 890-900.

Posters/Presentations

Lachowicz, M. J., Pearman, F. A., & Springer, M. (March, 2017) Teachers and school: Understanding the pre-K effect persistence. In D. C. Farran, New insights from the Tennessee Voluntary Pre-K program: Full sample results, school and neighborhood effects. Symposium conducted at the 2017 Society for Research on Educational Effectiveness conference, Washington, D. C.

Lachowicz, M. J., Kelley, K., & Preacher, K. J. (May, 2016) A novel effect size measure for mediation analysis. Conference paper to be presented at the 2016 Modern Modeling Methods conference, Storrs, CT.

Lachowicz, M. J., Rubin, A., Brief, D., Roy, M., Engasser, J., Helmuth, E., Rosenbloom, D., Hermos, J., Keane, T. (March 2014) Gender Differences in the Relationship Between Soldiers’ Combat Experiences, Drinking, and PTSD: A Moderated Mediation Analysis. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Southeastern Psychological Association, Nashville, TN.

Lachowicz, M. J., Franz, M., Gorman, K., Holowka, D., Marx, B., Gates, M., Rosen, R., Keane, T. (November, 2012) Deployment and Post-Deployment Experiences in Iraq-deployed Soldiers: Comparison of Soldiers Deployed during the Iraq Invasion, Insurgency, and Surge. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies, National Harbor, MD.

Lachowicz, M. J., Gorman, K., Holowka, D., Marx, B., Gates, M., Rosen, R., Keane, T. (April, 2012) Posttraumatic Stress and Depressive Symptoms in a Sample of Returning OIF/OEF Veterans. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Anxiety Disorders Association of America, Washington, D.C.

Rubin, A., Lachowicz, M. J., Brief, D., Enggasser, J., Helmuth, E., Rosenbloom, D., Hermos, J., Benitez, D., Keane, T. (June, 2012) Efficacy of a web-based intervention for male and female risky drinkers with and without a recent in-person treatment history. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Research Society for Alcoholism, San Francisco, CA.

Brief, D., Rubin, A., Enggasser, J., Roy, M., Helmuth, E., Rosenbloom, D., Hermos, J., Lachowicz, M. J., Benitez, D., Keane, T. (2012, June) VetChange: A Web Intervention for OEF AND OIF Veterans Engaging in Problem Drinking. Symposium presented at the annual meeting of the Research Society for Alcoholism, San Francisco, CA.

Gorman, K., Lachowicz, M. J., Franz, M., Holowka, D., Rodriguez, P., Schnurr, P., Lumney, C., Weathers, F., Sloan, D., Keane, T., Marx, B. (November, 2012) Effects of Romantic Relationships on the Association Between PTSD Symptom Cluster Severity and Mental Health Functioning. Poster to be presented at the annual meeting of the International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies, Los Angeles, CA.

Franz, M., Gorman, K., Lachowicz, M. J., Holowka, D., Rodriguez, P., Schnurr, P., Lunney, C., Weathers, F., Sloan, D., Keane, T., Marx, B. (2012, November). Communication deficits as a mediator between PTSD severity and intimate relationship problems among combat veterans. Poster to be presented at the annual meeting of the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies, National Harbor, MD.

Lachowicz, M. J., Brief, D., Keane, T., Helmuth, E., Roy, M., Rosenbloom, D., Enggasser, J., Hermos, J., Rubin, A. (November, 2011) Web-based Intervention for Returning Veterans with Risky Alcohol Use and Posttraumatic Stress Symptoms: Preliminary Results. Poster presented at the addictive behaviors special interest group at the annual Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies Convention, Toronto, ON.

Other Work

Lachowicz, M. J. (2017). Abstract: A general measure of effect size for indirect effects in mediation analysis. Multivariate Behavioral Research, 52(1), 109-110.

Research Experience

Dec 2010-July 2013 National Center for PTSD, VA Boston Healthcare System, Boston, MA
Project Title: Web-Based Behavioral Intervention for Returning Veterans with Risky Alcohol Use
PI: Dr. Terence Keane
Position: Research Assistant
Sept 2009-July 2013 National Center for PTSD, VA Boston Healthcare System, Boston, MA
Project Title: Development of a PTSD Registry (Project VALOR) for Returning OIF/OEF Veterans
PI: Dr. Brian Marx and Dr. Terence Keane
Position: Research Assistant
Sept 2009-May 2010 Center for Anxiety and Related Disorders, Boston University, Boston, MA
PI: Dr. Michael Otto
Position: Research Assistant
Sept 2013-Dec 2014 Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN
PI: Ray Friedman
Position: Statistical Consultant
Jan 2015-present Peabody Research Institute, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN
Project title: Follow-up through middle school of a randomized study of public prekindergarten
PI: Mark Lipsey
Position: Research Assistant

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Funding & Scholarships

Fall 2015 Psychology and Human Development Research Achievement Fellowship
2013-2018 Vanderbilt Graduate Honor Scholarship
2013 Peabody Dean’s Fellowship

Professional Membership

Psychometric Society
APA Division 5 (Evaluation, Measurement, and Statistics)
Southeastern Psychological Association (SEPA)

Undergraduate Teaching Experience

Fall 2013 Teaching Assistant – Correlation & Regression
Spring 2014 Teaching Assistant – Introduction to Statistical Analysis
Fall 2014 Teaching Assistant – Psychometric Theory
Fall 2014 Guest Lecturer – Psychometric Theory
Spring 2015 Guest Lecturer – Undergraduate Honors Thesis Seminar
Fall 2015 Guest Lecturer – Psychometric Theory
Fall 2015 Guest Lecturer – Undergraduate Honors Thesis Seminar
Fall 2016 Teaching Assistant – Structural Equation Modeling
Fall 2017 Teaching Assistant – Multilevel Modeling

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