Dr. Rochelle Tractenberg is a tenured associate professor in the Department of Neurology, with secondary appointments in Biostatistics, Bioinformatics & Biomathematics, and Rehabilitation Medicine, in the Georgetown University Medical Center. She has authored or co-authored 85 peer-reviewed papers, chapters, proceedings entries, and editorials on research methodologies, outcomes, and analytic methods, as well as on teaching and learning in higher education. She oversaw biostatistical analysis and experimental design for the Georgetown General Clinical Research Center (GCRC) 2003-2006 as the Consulting Biostatistician; prior to coming to Georgetown, Dr. Tractenberg spent five years at the University of California at San Diego as a biostatistician and scientist within a national consortium of Alzheimer's disease research centers after finishing a PhD (1997) in Cognitive Sciences at the University of California, Irvine; during this period she completed an MPH degree with biostatistics and biometry emphases.
She completed a five-year K01 mentored training grant (2006-2011) from NIA, studying latent variable modeling, measurement, and neuropsychology in aging, which supported her completion of a PhD (2009) in Measurement, Statistics and Evaluation at the University of Maryland. She received a 3-year NSF grant to study a new training paradigm for the responsible conduct of research (2012-15). Her areas of interest include statistical methodology as well as neuropsychological instrumentation, development and validation of outcomes, experimental design, and longitudinal analytic methodologies, particularly latent variable methods. She also has an active portfolio of research on higher education, specifically on curriculum development and evaluation in higher, graduate, post-graduate and professional education.
Dr. Tractenberg is a Fellow of the American Statistical Association, and a "top 3% contributor" on Academia.edu https://georgetown.academia.edu/rochelletractenberg, where her publications relating to measurement and analysis, as well as those relating to higher education (curriculum development and evaluation, and training in research ethics), are available.