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Steven Heeringa

Research Affiliate, Population Studies Center.

Senior Research Scientist, Survey Research Center.

Ph.D., University of Michigan

Steven G. Heeringa is a Senior Research Scientist at the University of Michigan Institute for Social Research (ISR). He is a member of the Faculty of the University of Michigan Program in Survey Methods and the Joint Program in Survey Methodology. He is a Fellow of the American Statistical Association and elected member of the International Statistical Institute. He is the author of many publications on statistical design and sampling methods for research in the fields of public health and the social sciences. He is the lead author of Applied Survey Data Analysis (Chapman & Hall, 2010), a comprehensive new text on methods for the statistical analysis of complex sample survey data. Steve has over 37 years of statistical sampling experience in the development of the SRC National Sample design, as well as research designs for ISR's major longitudinal and cross-sectional survey programs. Since 1985 Steve has collaborated extensively with scientific colleagues in the design and conduct of major studies in aging, psychiatric epidemiology and physical and mental health. He has been a teacher of survey sampling and statistical methods to U.S. and international students and has served as a sample design consultant to a wide variety of international research programs based in countries such as Russia, the Ukraine, Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan, India, Nepal, China, Egypt, Iran, the United Arab Emirates, Qatar, South Africa and Chile.

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Heeringa, Steven, Brady T. West, and Patricia A. Berglund. 2010. Applied survey data analysis. Boca Raton : Taylor & Francis. Abstract.

Journal Articles

Mneimneh, Zeina, Roger Tourangeau, Beth-Ellen Pennell, Steven Heeringa, and Michael R. Elliott. 2015. "Cultural Variations in the Effect of Interview Privacy and the Need for Social Conformity on Reporting Sensitive Information." Journal of Official Statistics, 31(4): 673-697. DOI. Abstract.

Rosellini, Anthony J., Murray B. Stein, Lisa J. Colpe, Steven Heeringa, Maria V. Petukhova, Nancy A. Sampson, Michael Schoenbaum, Robert J. Ursano, and Ronald C. Kessler. 2015. "Approximating a DSM-5 Diagnosis of PTSD Using DSM-IV Criteria." Depression and Anxiety, 32(7): 493-501. PMCID: PMC4490033. DOI. Abstract.

Colpe, Lisa J., James A. Naifeh, Pablo A. Aliaga, Nancy A. Sampson, Steven Heeringa, Murray B. Stein, Robert J. Ursano, Carol S. Fullerton, Matthew K. Nock, Michael Schoenbaum, Alan M. Zaslavsky, and Ronald C. Kessler. 2015. "Mental Health Treatment Among Soldiers With Current Mental Disorders in the Army Study to Assess Risk and Resilience in Service Members (Army STARRS)." Military Medicine, 180(10): 1041-1051. PMCID: PMC4602390. DOI. Abstract.

Ursano, Robert J., Ronald C. Kessler, Steven Heeringa, Kenneth L. Cox, James A. Naifeh, Carol S. Fullerton, Nancy A. Sampson, Tzu-Cheg Kao, Pablo A. Aliaga, Patti Vegella, Holly Herberman Mash, Christina Buckley, Lisa J. Colpe, Michael Schoenbaum, and Murray B. Stein. 2015. "Nonfatal Suicidal Behaviors in U.S. Army Administrative Records, 2004–2009: Results from the Army Study to Assess Risk and Resilience in Servicemembers (Army STARRS)." Psychiatry: Interpersonal and Biological Processes, 78(1): 1-21. PMCID: PMC4503376. DOI. Abstract.

Kessler, Ronald C., Christoper H. Warner, Christopher Ivany, Maria V. Petukhova, Sherri Rose, Evelyn J. Bromet, Millard Brown, Tianxi Cai, Lisa J. Colpe, Kenneth L. Cox, Carol S. Fullerton, Stephen E. Gilman, Michael J. Gilman, Steven Heeringa, Lisa Lewandowski-Romps, Junlong Li, Amy M. Millikan-Bell, James A. Naifeh, Matthew K. Nock, Anthony J. Rosellini, Nancy A. SAmpson, Michael Schoenbaum, Murray B. Stein, Simon Wessely, Alan M. Zaslavsky, and Robert J. Ursano. 2015. "Predicting Suicides After Psychiatric Hospitalization in US Army Soldiers: The Army Study to Assess Risk and Resilience in Servicemembers (Army STARRS)." JAMA Psychiatry, 72(1): 49-57. PMCID: PMC4286426. DOI. Abstract.

Thomas, Michael L., Gregory G. Brown, Ruben C. Gur, Tyler M. Moore, Virginie M. Patt, Matthew K. Nock, James A. Naifeh, Steven Heeringa, Robert J. Ursano, and Murray B. Stein. 2015. "Measurement of latent cognitive abilities involved in concept identification learning." Journal of Clinical and Experimental Neuropsychology, 37(6): 653-669. DOI. Abstract.

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