James L. Peugh, PhD

  • Quantitative Psychologist, Behavioral Medicine and Clinical Psychology
  • Associate Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics



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.


Multimodal Assessment of Medication Adherence Among Youth With Migraine: An Ancillary Study of the CHAMP Trial. Reidy, BL; Powers, SW; Coffey, CS; Chamberlin, LA; Ecklund, DJ; Klingner, EA; Yankey, JW; Korbee, LL; Porter, LL; Peugh, J; et al. Journal of Pediatric Psychology. 2021.

Relationship Between Caregiver Uncertainty, Problem-Solving, and Psychological Adjustment in Pediatric Cancer. Basile, NL; Chardon, ML; Peugh, J; Edwards, CS; Szulczewski, L; Morrison, CF; Nagarajan, R; El-Sheikh, A; Chaney, JM; Pai, AL H; et al. Journal of Pediatric Psychology. 2021; 46:1258-1266.

Mobile health use predicts self-efficacy and self-management in adolescents with sickle cell disease. Hood, AM; Nwankwo, C; Walton, A; Mctate, E; Joffe, N; Quinn, CT; Britto, MT; Peugh, J; Mara, CA; Crosby, LE. Translational Behavioral Medicine. 2021; 11:1823-1831.

Pain sensitivity does not differ between obese and healthy weight individuals. Emerson, NM; Nahman-Averbuch, H; Peugh, JL; Coghill, RC. PAIN Reports. 2021; 6.

Analyzing discontinuities in longitudinal count data: A multilevel generalized linear mixed model. Peugh, JL; Beal, SJ; McGrady, ME; Toland, MD; Mara, C. Psychological Methods. 2021; 26:375-397.

Bidirectional effects of behavior problems and parenting behaviors following adolescent brain injury. Moscato, EL; Peugh, J; Taylor, HG; Stancin, T; Kirkwood, MW; Wade, SL. Rehabilitation Psychology. 2021; 66:273-285.

Prevalence of Headache Days and Disability 3 Years After Participation in the Childhood and Adolescent Migraine Prevention Medication Trial. Powers, SW; Coffey, CS; Chamberlin, LA; Ecklund, DJ; Klingner, EA; Yankey, JW; Peugh, JL; Korbee, LL; Simmons, K; Sullivan, SM; et al. JAMA Network Open. 2021; 4.

Promoting parenting in home visiting: A CACE analysis of Family Foundations. Ammerman, RT; Peugh, JL; Teeters, AR; Sakuma, KK; Jones, DE; Hostetler, ML; Van Ginkel, JB; Feinberg, ME. Journal of Family Psychology. 2021.

The promise of mechanistic approaches to understanding how youth with migraine get better-An Editorial to the 2020 Members' Choice Award Paper. Nahman-Averbuch, H; Hershey, AD; Peugh, JL; King, CD; Kroon Van Diest, AM; Chamberlin, LA; Kabbouche, MA; Kacperski, J; Coghill, RC; Powers, SW. Headache. 2021; 61:803-804.

Engaging Caregivers and Providers of Children With Sickle Cell Anemia in Shared Decision Making for Hydroxyurea: Protocol for a Multicenter Randomized Controlled Trial. Hood, AM; Strong, H; Nwankwo, C; Johnson, Y; Peugh, J; Mara, CA; Shook, LM; Brinkman, WB; Real, FJ; Klein, MD; et al. JMIR Research Protocols. 2021; 10.