Patrick S. Malone

Senior Research Scientist

Patrick Malone is a senior research scientist with the Center. His specialization is quantitative psychology and his independent research program focuses on developing statistical models of change over time, especially in health behaviors and developmental psychopathology. He is particularly interested in novel approaches to understanding racial, ethnic, and cultural differences in adolescent substance use and other health risk behaviors.

As a methodological specialist, Dr. Malone collaborates broadly across disciplines such as public health, educational policy, and behavioral economics, as well as other areas of psychology, including developmental, social, clinical, and personality research.

Research Interests:

  • Data and Survey Methods
  • Adolescent Substance Abuse
  • Youth Violence Prevention
  • Child Development
  • Problem Behaviors
  • Peer Influence
  • Program Evaluation


  • Ph.D. University of Texas at Austin - 1993
  • B.S. Duke University - 1988

Recent Publications (More Publications)

  • Malone, P. S., & Lubansky, J. B. (2014) Doing your homework: Preparing data for structural equation modeling
  • Malone, P. S., & Woodlief, D. T. (2015) Latent variable modeling as a tool in research on drug prevention
  • Malone, P. S., Lamis, D. A., Masyn, K. E., & Northrup, T. F. (2010) A dual-process discrete-time survival model: Application to the gateway drug hypothesis Multivariate Behavioral Research, 45, 790-805, [00273171.2010.519277#.VKvz1orF-ts], [doi], [abs]
  • Malone, P.S., Lansford, J.E., Castellino, D.R., Berlin, L.J., Dodge, K.A., Bates, J.E., & Pettit, G.S. (2004) Divorce and child behavior problems: Applying latent change score models to life event data Structural Equation Modeling, 11, 401-423, , [abs]
  • Malone, P. S., Northrup, T. F., Masyn, K. E., Lamis, D. A., & Lamont, A. E. (2012) Initiation and persistence of alcohol use in United States Black, Hispanic, and White male and female youth Addictive Behaviors, 37, 299-305, [S0306460311003728], [doi], [abs]
  • Malone, P. S., Van Eck, K., Flory, K., & Lamis, D. A. (2010) A mixture-model approach to linking ADHD to adolescent onset of illicit drug use Developmental Psychology, 46, 1543-1555, [available here], [doi], [abs]
  • Flory, K., Malone, P. S., & Lamis, D. A. (2011) Childhood ADHD and risk for cigarette smoking during adolescence: School adjustment as a potential mediator Psychology of Addictive Behaviors, 25, 320-329, [available here], [doi], [abs]
  • Gilbert, D.T., & Malone, P.S. (1995) The correspondence bias Psychological Bulletin, 117, 21-38, [&%20Malone%20(CORRESPONDENCE%20BIAS).pdf], [abs]
  • Huang, L., Malone, P. S., Lansford, J. E., Deater-Deckard, K., Di Giunta, L., Bombi, A. S., Bornstein, M. H., Chang, L., Dodge, K. A., Oburu, P., Pastorelli, C., Skinner, A. T., Sorbring, E., Tapanya, S., Uribe Tirado, L. M., Zelli, A., Alampay, L., Al-Hassan, S. M., & Bacchini, D. (2011) Measurement invariance of discipline in different cultural contexts Family Science, 2, 212-219, [19424620.2011.655997#.VKvqZYrF-ts], [doi], [abs]
  • Lamis, D. A., & Malone, P. S. (2012) Alcohol use and suicidal behaviors among adults: A synthesis and theoretical model Suicidology Online, 3, 4-23, [pdf], [abs]
  • Lamis, D. A., Malone, P. S., Lansford, J. E., & Lochman, J. (2012) Maternal depressive symptoms as a predictor of alcohol use onset and heavy episodic drinking in youth Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 80, 887-896, [available here], [doi], [abs]
  • Lamont, A. E., Woodlief, D. T., & Malone, P. S. (2014) Predicting high-risk versus higher-risk substance use during late adolescence from early adolescent risk factors using latent class analysis Addiction Research & Theory, 22, 78-89, [16066359.2013.772587], [doi], [abs]
  • Lansford, J. E., Malone, P. S., Dodge, K. A., Chang, L., Chaudhary, N., Tapanya, S., Oburu, P., & Deater-Deckard, K. (2010) Children's perceptions of maternal hostility and rejection as mediators of the link between discipline and children's adjustment in five countries International Journal of Behavioral Development, 34, 452-461, [452.abstract], [doi], [abs]
  • Lansford, J. E., Malone, P. S., Dodge, K. A., Pettit, G. S., & Bates, J. E. (2010) Developmental cascades of peer rejection, social information processing biases, and aggression during middle childhood Development and Psychopathology, 22, 593-602, [displayAbstract], [doi], [abs]
  • Lansford, J. E., Woodlief, D., Malone, P. S., Oburu, P., Pastorelli, C., Skinner, A. T., Sorbring, E., Tapanya, S., Uribe Tirado, L. M., Zelli, A., Al-Hassan, S. M., Alampay, L. P., Bacchini, D., Bombi, A. S., Bornstein, M. H., Chang, L., Deater-Deckard, K., Di Giunta, L., & Dodge, K. A. (2014) A longitudinal examination of mothers’ and fathers’ social information processing biases and harsh discipline in nine countries Development and Psychopathology, 26, 561-573, [displayAbstract], [doi], [abs]
  • Northrup, T. F., Malone, P. S., Follingstad, D., & Stotts, A. L. (2013) Using Item Response Theory to improve alcohol dependence screening for African American and White male and female college students Addictive Disorders & Their Treatment, 12, 99-109, [aspx], [doi], [abs]
  • Pettit, G. S., Lansford, J. E., Malone, P. S., Dodge, K. A., & Bates, J. E. (2010) Domain specificity in relationship history, social-information processing, and violent behavior in early adulthood Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 98, 190-200, [available here], [doi], [abs]
  • Rabiner, D.L., Malone, P.S., & The Conduct Problems Prevention Research Group (2004) The impact of tutoring on early reading achievement for children with and without attention problems Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology, 32, 273-284, , [abs]
  • Schulting, A.B., Malone, P.S., & Dodge, K.A. (2005) The effect of school-based kindergarten transition policies and practices on child academic outcomes Developmental Psychology, 41, 860-871, , [abs]
  • Shapiro, C. J., Smith, B. H., Malone, P. S., & Collaro, A. (2010) Natural experiment in deviant peer exposure and youth recidivism Journal of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology, 39, 242-251, [15374410903532635#.VKv2J4rF-ts], [doi], [abs]
  • Tonnsen, B. L., Malone, P. S., Hatton, D., & Roberts, J. E. (2013) Early negative affect predicts anxiety, not autism, in preschool boys with Fragile X Syndrome Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology, 41, 267-280, [s10802-012-9671-2], [doi], [abs]