Maria Pagano

Dr. Maria E. Pagano, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Child Psychiatry, Case Western Reserve University


Dr. Maria Pagano is recognized as an expert in the application of quantitative methods to study of mutual-help processes of change over time among youth and adults in addiction recovery. Her independent line of research regarding AA-related helping began with her application of event history methods to alcohol data collected in Project MATCH. Since then, she has conducted secondary analyses in Project MATCH to produce more than 10 publications in collaboration with renowned alcohol scholars. She applies a broad range of advanced statistical skills to her 12-step research interests, including survival analysis, latent class analysis, mixture modeling, and cluster analysis. Dr. Pagano’s fluency with parametric, semi-parametric, and non-parametric methods is evident from her prolific research with psychiatric populations over the past fifteen years.  Dr. Pagano was Director of the Quantitative and Information Science Unit at Brown University from 2001-2005, and a senior statistician on four NIMH R01 longitudinal investigations. She was recently awarded a $1.3 million foundation grant award to study service and other 12-step mechanisms of behavioral change that sustain the recovery of adolescent alcoholics. 

Curriculum Vitae

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Year Degree Institution
2001 PhD, Human Development and Social Policy Northwestern University


Year Title  
2000 Non-Parental Social Support and the Well-Being of Minority Youth

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