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Carla M. Bann

Fellow, Statistics and Psychometrics

Carla Bann, PhD, is an expert in statistics and psychometrics with more than 12 years of experience in psychometric analysis, scale and index development, program evaluation, and statistical analysis of behavioral data. Her research interests include maternal and child health and she has served as a psychometrician for several large-scale data coordinating centers focused on improving maternal and child outcomes. Dr. Bann also has participated in numerous studies focused on the areas of health-related knowledge, quality of life, and informed decision making. Her statistical skills encompass a variety of techniques, including structural equation modeling, latent growth curve analysis, item response theory, and factor analysis. She has published her research findings in several peer-reviewed journals, including Medical Care, Pediatrics, Quality of Life Research, PharmacoEconomics, Depression and Anxiety, Journal of Applied Gerontology, and Health Care for Women International.


PhD, Quantitative Psychology, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill; MA, Quantitative Psychology, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill; BA (summa cum laude), Mathematics, Arizona State University; BS (summa cum laude), Psychology, Arizona State University.

Latest Publications

Amick, H.R., Gartlehner, G., Gaynes, B.N., Forneris C, , Asher GN, , Morgan, L.C., Coker-Schwimmer, E., Boland E, , Lux, L.J., Gaylord S, , Bann, C., Pierl CB, , & Lohr, K.N. (2015). Comparative benefits and harms of second generation antidepressants and cognitive behavioral therapies in initial treatment of major depressive disorder: systematic review and meta-analysis. BMJ, 351 :h6019.
Kelly, B., Squiers, L., Bann, C., Stine A, , Hansen, H., & Lynch, M. (2015). Perceptions and plans for prevention of Ebola: results from a national survey. Biomed Central Public Health, 15 (1):1136.
McCormack, L., Craig, L.R., Bann, C., Taylor, O., & Rausch, P. (2015). Consumer Understanding, Preferences, and Responses to Different Versions of Drug Safety Messages in the United States: A Randomized Controlled Trial. Drug Safety, Advance Online Publication .
Bann, C.M., Treiman, K., Squiers, L., Tzeng, J., Nutt, S., Arvey, S., et al. (2015). Cancer Survivors' Use of Fertility Preservation. Journal of Womens Health, Advance Online Publication .
Gartlehner, G., Dobrescu, A., Evans, T.S., Bann, C., Robinson, K.A., Reston, J., Thaler, K., Skelly, A., Glechner, A., Peterson, K., Kien, C., & Lohr, K.N. (2015). The predictive validity of quality of evidence grades for the stability of effect estimates was low: A meta-epidemiological study. Journal of Clinical Epidemiology, Advance Online Publication .
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  • Program Evaluation
  • Maternal and Child Health
  • Psychometric Analysis
  • Statistical Analysis of Behavioral Data