W. Scott Comulada, DrPH
W. Scott Comulada, DrPH, is an Associate Professor-in-residence with the UCLA Department of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences, a Core Scientist of the Methods Core for the Center for HIV Prevention, Identification, and Treatment Services (CHIPTS), and the Analytic Core Project Lead for an Adolescent Trials Network (ATN) U19. His research interests grew out of collaborations on behavioral intervention trials, beginning with his role as a statistician. Dr. Comulada has experience analyzing and developing methods for the analysis of longitudinal outcomes, including HIV, substance use, mental health, dietary intake, and exercise measures that are collected over time. His research also focuses on the design of mHealth studies that use mobile devices to collect data and support intervention delivery. Dr. Comulada’s expertise in longitudinal data analysis encompasses mHealth data that is collected on a frequent basis, sometimes through mobile phone-based assessments that are administered several times a day, resulting in what is referred to as “intensive longitudinal data”.