Loren Masters has more than 8 years of experience conducting public health social science research. Her areas of content expertise include health disparities, substance use and misuse, sexually transmitted illnesses, cancer epidemiology, and prevention science. Her areas of statistical expertise include survey design, data management and integration with intensive longitudinal data, multilevel modeling, latent class analysis, time-varying effect modeling, and logistic regression analysis.
Prior to joining JBA, Masters was a research scientist at Penn State. Most recently, she was a research technologist in the Edna Bennett Pierce Prevention Research Center and a data manager/analyst in the Methodology Center. In these roles, she worked primarily on nutrition education, substance use and misuse (e.g., opioids, alcohol, and marijuana), and HIV research projects with an emphasis on the application of mobile health technologies and innovative methods.
Masters received an M.P.H. from Penn State College of Medicine.