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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

Duncan, A.F., Bann, C., Boatman, C., Hintz, S.R., Vaucher, Y.E., Vohr, B.R., et al. (2015). Do currently recommended Bayley-III cutoffs overestimate motor impairment in infants born <27 weeks gestation?. Journal of Perinatology, 35 (7):516-521.
Madhani, F.I., Karmaliani, R., Patel, C., Bann, C.M., McClure, E.M., Pasha, O., et al. (2015). Women's Perceptions and Experiences of Domestic Violence: An Observational Study From Hyderabad, Pakistan. Journal of Interpersonal Violence, .
Biasini, F.J., De Jong, D., Ryan, S., Thorsten, V., Bann, C., Bellad, R., Mahantshetti, N.S., Dhaded, S.M., Pasha, O., Chomba, E., Goudar, S.S., Carlo, W.A., & McClure, E. (2015). Development of a 12 month screener based on items from the Bayley II Scales of Infant Development for use in low middle income countries. Early Human Development, 91 (4):253-258.
Bann, C.M., Abresch, R.T., Biesecker, B., Conway, K.C., Heatwole, C., Peay, H., Scal, P., Strober, J., Uzark, K., Wolff, J., Margolis, M., et al. (2015). Measuring quality of life in muscular dystrophy. Neurology, 84 (10):1034-1042.
Wheeler, A.C., Mussey, J., Villagomez, A., Bishop, E., Raspa, M., Edwards, A., Bodfish, J., Bann, C., & Bailey, D.B. (2015). DSM-5 Changes and the Prevalence of Parent-Reported Autism Spectrum Symptoms in Fragile X Syndrome. Journal of autism and developmental disorders, 45 (3):816-829.
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  • Program Evaluation
  • Maternal and Child Health
  • Psychometric Analysis
  • Statistical Analysis of Behavioral Data