Knashawn H. Morales, ScD

Knashawn H. Morales, ScD
Associate Professor of Biostatistics

Knashawn H. Morales received her Bachelor’s in Mathematics in 1995 from Hampton University and received a doctorate in Biostatistics in 2001 from Harvard School of Public Health.  After two years as a Research Scientist at the New England Research Institutes, Dr. Morales joined the University of Pennsylvania in 2003 where she is currently Associate Professor of Biostatistics in the Department of Biostatistics, Epidemiology and Informatics at the Perelman School of Medicine.  She collaborates with investigators on research with a primary focus in mental health and behavioral modification interventions for asthma, insomnia, weight management, and HIV/STD risk reduction.  Her methodological experience includes longitudinal data analysis, latent variable modeling, and categorical data analysis.  Dr. Morales directs the Biostatistics and Data Management Core of the Penn Mental Health and AIDS Research Center.

Dr. Morales is committed to increasing the pipeline of biostatisticians and has actively participated in outreach and diversity initiatives.  She enjoys formal and informal mentoring of both students and junior investigators.  She has been fortunate to have instrumental mentors and she aspires to be a positive influence for others.


Content Area Specialties

Mental Health Services, Psychiatry, Sleep, Asthma

Methods Specialties

Longitudinal data analysis, Latent variable modeling, Categorical data analysis

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