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 Association of Executive Functioning With Academic, Behavior, and Social Performance Ratings in Children With ADHD. Tamm, L; Loren, RE A; Peugh, J; Ciesielski, HA. Journal of Learning Disabilities. 2021; 54:124-138.

Cognitive Behavior Therapy Tailored to Anxiety Symptoms Improves Pediatric Functional Abdominal Pain Outcomes: A Randomized Clinical Trial. Cunningham, NR; Kalomiris, A; Peugh, J; Farrell, M; Pentiuk, S; Mallon, D; Le, C; Moorman, E; Fussner, L; Dutta, RA; et al. Journal of Pediatrics. 2021; 230:62-70.e3.

Spatial aspects of pain modulation are not disrupted in adolescents with migraine. Nahman-Averbuch, H; Thomas, PL; Schneider, VJ; Chamberlin, LA; Peugh, JL; Hershey, AD; Powers, SW; Coghill, RC; King, CD. Headache. 2021; 61:485-492.

Engaging caregivers and providers of children with sickle cell anemia in shared decision-making for hydroxyurea (ENGAGE HU): a study protocol for a multi-center randomized controlled trial (Preprint). 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.

Identification of neural and psychophysical predictors of headache reduction after cognitive behavioral therapy in adolescents with migraine. Nahman-Averbuch, H; Schneider, VJ; Chamberlin, LA; Kroon Van Diest, AM; Peugh, JL; Lee, GR; Radhakrishnan, R; Hershey, AD; Powers, SW; Coghill, RC; et al. Pain. 2021; 162:372-381.

A Longitudinal Assessment of Parenting Stress in Parents of Children with New-Onset Epilepsy. Bakula, DM; Wetter, SE; Peugh, JL; Modi, AC. Journal of Pediatric Psychology. 2021; 46:91-99.

Effectiveness of behavioral parent training in the outpatient setting for preschoolers at risk for ADHD. Risley, S; Ciesielski, HA; Loren, RE A; Peugh, J; Tamm, L. Journal de Therapie Comportementale et Cognitive. 2020; 30:291-300.

Mobile Health Use Predicts Self-Efficacy and Self-Management in Adolescents with Sickle Cell Disease. Hood, AM; Nwankwo, C; McTate, E; Joffe, NE; Quinn, CT; Peugh, JL; Crosby, LE. Blood. 2020; 136:57-58.

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.