Erin Jonaitis, PhD

Erin Jonaitis, PhD

Erin Jonaitis, PhD
Associate Scientist
Wisconsin Alzheimer's Institute

BA, Psychology and Music, Case Western Reserve University (2001)
PhD, Psychology, University of Wisconsin-Madison (2008)
AAAS/APA Science Policy Fellow, National Science Foundation (2008/2009)
MS, Statistics, University of Wisconsin-Madison (2014)

Professional Activities

Dr. Jonaitis is an associate scientist in the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health with affiliations in the Wisconsin Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center (ADRC) and the Wisconsin Alzheimer’s Institute. Her primary appointment is statistician for the Wisconsin Registry for Alzheimer’s Prevention (WRAP). She leads a journal club focused on scientific reproducibility and replicability and serves as an instructor in the campus chapter of Data Carpentry, an international nonprofit training junior scientists in reproducible computing practices.

Research Interests

Dr. Jonaitis’ work focuses on statistical approaches to understanding cognitive aging using the WRAP and ADRC datasets. Her interests include statistical methods for longitudinal data; methods for comparing and combining data across cohorts and instruments; applications of quantile regression; and scientific reproducibility.