Han Du


Assistant Professor
Ph.D.: University of Notre Dame
Primary Area: Quantitative
Address: Pritzker Hall 4538
Email: hdu@psych.ucla.edu

Research and Teaching Interests:

My methodological interests have evolved along three inter-related lines: (1) Bayesian methods and statistical computing; (2) longitudinal data analysis and time series analysis; and (3) study design and sample size determination. I also work on developing new meta-analysis and machine learning techniques. From a substantive perspective, I am interested in applying quantitative methods in developmental, clinical, cognitive, educational, and health research. Han Du‘ lab: dulab.psych.ucla.edu

Curriculum Vitae

Representative Publications:

* indicates student authors and postdoctoral researchers

*Haggerty, B. B., Du, H., Kennedy, D. P., Karney, B. R., & Bradbury, T. N. (accepted). Stability and Change in Newlyweds’ Social Networks Over the First Years of Marriage. Journal of Family Psychology.

Du, H., & Bentler, P.M. (accepted). 40-Year old unbiased distribution free estimator reliably improves SEM statistics for nonnormal data. Structural Equation Modeling.

*Grodin, E., *Donato S., Du, H., *Green, R., Bujarski, S., & Ray, L. A. (2022). A meta-regression of trial features predicting the effects of alcohol use disorder pharmacotherapies on drinking outcomes in randomized clinical trials: A secondary data analysis. Alcohol and Alcoholism. Advance online publication.   

Du, H., *Alacam, E., *Mena, S., & Keller, B. T. (2022). Compatibility in imputation specification. Behavior Research Methods, 1-19. Advance online publication

Du, H., Jiang, G., & Ke, Z. (2022). Bootstrap-based between-study heterogeneity tests in meta-analysis. Multivariate Behavioral Research, 1–20. Advance online publication.

Du, H., Bentler, P.M., & Rosseel, Y. (2022). Distributionally-weighted least squares in growth curve modeling. Structural Equation Modeling, 29(1), 1-22.  

Du, H., & Enders, C. K., Keller, B. T., Bradbury, T. N., & Karney, B. R. (2022). A Bayesian latent variable selection model for nonignorable missingness. Multivariate Behavioral Research, 57(2-3), 478-512.

Greenfield, P.M., Brown, G., & Du, H. (2021). Shifts in ecology, behavior, values, and relationships during the coronavirus pandemic: Survival threat, subsistence activities, conservation of resources, and interdependent families. Current Research in Ecological and Social Psychology, 2, 100017, 1-13.                    

Reise, S.P., Du, H., *Wong, E., *Hubbard, A., & Haviland, M. (2021). The Log Logistic item response theory model and the measurement of non-cognitive constructs. Psychometrika, 86(3), 800–824.                                                                                                                                      

Du, H., & Bentler, P. M. (2021). Distributionally weighted least squares in structural equation modeling. Psychological Methods, 1-22. Advance online publication.

Du, H., Bradbury, T.N., Lavner, J.A., Meltzer, A.L., McNulty, J.K., Neff, L.A., & Karney, B.R. (2020). A comparison of Bayesian synthesis approaches for comparing two group means. Research Synthesis Methods, 11, 36-65.                                                                    

Du, H., & Wang, L. (2020). Testing variance components in linear mixed modeling using permutation. Multivariate Behavioral Research, 55(1), 120-136.