Robert Perera

Robert Perera

Assistant Professor

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Fax: (804) 828-8900


  • Ph.D., Quantitative Psychology, University of Notre Dame
  • M.A., Quantitative Psychology, University of Notre Dame
  • B.A., Psychology and Computer Information Systems, Elon University

Contact information

VCU Medical Center
Department of Biostatistics
P.O. Box 980032
Richmond, Virginia 23298-0032


One Capitol Square, Room 705
830 East Main Street
Richmond, Virginia

Research interests

A large component of my research expertise falls within the realm of structural equation modeling. This includes exploratory and confirmatory factor analysis, relationships between latent constructs, and latent growth curve modeling (lGCM). Related to LGCM, I also possess expertise in longitudinal data analysis using mixed effects/hierarchical linear models. I have interest in experimental design using traditional ANOVA methods and mixed effects models. Much of my current research has focused on measurement and test development using classical test theory and item response theory as well as the accuracy and precision of estimates and statistical power.

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