Quantitative Psychologist, Behavioral Medicine and Clinical Psychology

Associate Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics


Biography & Affiliation


James Peugh, PhD, focuses his research on missing data handling and multilevel modeling techniques. He has published five manuscripts in those areas. As a post-doctoral fellow, Dr. Peugh received advanced training in dyadic data analysis, which resulted in three additional publications. As an assistant professor at the University of Virginia, his research focused on Monte Carlo testing of longitudinal and cross-sectional finite mixture modeling techniques.

Dr. Peugh's co-authored several publications with numerous colleagues that used a wide variety of categorical and continuous latent variable modeling techniques involving cross-sectional or longitudinally-sampled data. He also serves on the editorial board of the Journal of School Psychology and have reviewed over fifty manuscripts submitted for publication in several journals.

Clinical Interests

Cross-sectional, longitudinal, and multilevel latent variable mixture modeling; missing data handling; pedagogical manuscripts

Academic Affiliation

Associate Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics

Research Divisions

Clinical Psychology


PhD: University of Nebraska, Lincoln, NE.

Fellowship: Department of Psychology, University of Nebraska. Lincoln, NE.


The impact of pediatric hematopoietic stem cell transplant timing and psychosocial factors on family and caregiver adjustment. Chardon, ML; Canter, KS; Pai, AL H; Peugh, JL; Madan-Swain, A; Vega, G; Joffe, NE; Kazak, AE. Pediatric Blood and Cancer. 2020; 67.

Improving self-management in adolescents with sickle cell disease. Crosby, LE; Hood, A; Kidwell, K; Nwankwo, C; Peugh, J; Strong, H; Quinn, C; Britto, MT. Pediatric Blood and Cancer. 2020; 67.

Validity of data collected from randomized behavioral clinical trials during the covid-19 pandemic. Mara, CA; Peugh, JL. Journal of Pediatric Psychology. 2020; 45:971-976.

“How well does your structural equation model fit your data?”: Is marcoulides and yuan’s equivalence test the answer?. Peugh, J; Feldon, DF. CBE-Life Sciences Education. 2020; 19:es5-es5.

Changes in child functioning pre-to post-neuropsychological evaluation. Combs, T; Beebe, DW; Austin, CA; Gerstle, M; Peugh, J. Child Neuropsychology. 2020; 26:711-720.

Health behaviours reported by adults with congenital heart disease across 15 countries. Holbein, CE; Peugh, J; Veldtman, GR; Apers, S; Luyckx, K; Kovacs, AH; Thomet, C; Budts, W; Enomoto, J; Sluman, MA; et al. European Journal of Preventive Cardiology. 2020; 27:1077-1087.

Digital Therapeutic Self-Management Intervention in Adolescents With Migraine: Feasibility and Preliminary Efficacy of “Migraine Manager”. Hommel, KA; Carmody, J; Hershey, AD; Holbein, C; Kabbouche-Samaha, M; Peugh, J; Powers, S. Headache. 2020; 60:1103-1110.

Alterations in Brain Function After Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Migraine in Children and Adolescents. Nahman-Averbuch, H; II, SV J; Chamberlin, LA; Van Diest, AM K; Peugh, JL; Lee, GR; Radhakrishnan, R; Hershey, AD; King, CD; Coghill, RC; et al. Headache. 2020; 60:1165-1182.

Early brain abnormalities in infants born very preterm predict under-reactive temperament. Tamm, L; Patel, M; Peugh, J; Kline-Fath, BM; Parikh, NA; Cincinnati, IN E P. Early Human Development. 2020; 144:104985-104985.

Pre-Existing Comorbid Emotional Symptoms Moderate Short-Term Methylphenidate Adverse Effects in a Randomized Trial of Children with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder. Froehlich, TE; Brinkman, WB; Peugh, JL; Piedra, AN; Vitucci, DJ; Epstein, JN. Journal of Child and Adolescent Psychopharmacology. 2020; 30:137-147.