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Lauren Terhorst is a professor in the Department of Occupational Therapy with secondary appointments in the School of Nursing and the Clinical and Translational Science Institute. She is also the co-director of the SHRS Data Center. Her primary area of expertise is related to applications of statistical methodology in health science research. She is a co-investigator and biostatistician on several grants from agencies such as the National Institutes of Health and Patient Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI). She serves as a reviewer for peer-reviewed journals and national funding agencies. She has more than 100 peer-reviewed publications in journals of high impact in health science. She is active in teaching and mentors SHRS students in methodology and statistics.


Department of Occupational Therapy


Doctor of Philosophy in Rehabilitation Science
Post Professional Program in Occupational Therapy

Research Interests

  • Multilevel Modeling and Regression Methods
  • Psychometric Analyses
  • Methods to Analyze Intensive Longitudinal Data