Hello, I’m Sierra!

I am an Associate Professor of Psychology at the University of Miami. In my research I identify areas where available methods may not be appropriate for psychological data or a research question may not be addressed using standard analysis techniques. I have advanced training in latent variable modeling, including extensions for longitudinal data, missing data, categorical and non-normal variables, and measurement error.

I received my training in Quantitative Psychology and a minor in Biostatistics at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where I completed my Ph.D. in 2016. I joined the faculty at the University of Miami in 2016.

Through my teaching and research, I aim to disseminate methodological tools that improve our understanding of psychological processes and improve the replicability of psychological research.