Kahsi A. Pedersen, PhD

Staff Scientist

 Research Interests

  • Behavioral Research
  • Structural equation modeling, dyadic data analysis, and advanced statistical methods in behavioral, clinical, and translational research

Kahsi Pedersen, Ph.D. is a behavioral scientist and Staff Scientist at Maine Medical Center (MMC) and Co- Director of the MMCRI Clinical and Translational Research Course. Dr. Smith received her Ph.D. in Social and Behavioral Science from Syracuse University in 2009.

Dr. Pedersen has extensive experience with statistical consulting and advanced structural equation modeling as well as other methods of data reduction, path analysis, and analysis of latent variables. Dr. Smith provides statistical support for several CORE research projects, including the Autism and Developmental Disorders Inpatient Research Collaborative (ADDIRC).

Her other research interests include the application of dyadic data analysis and structural equation modeling to clinical and translational research studies, and cancer risk perception and communication.

Han PKJ, Duarte CW, Daggett S, Siewers A, Killam B, Smith KA, Freedman AN. Effects of personalized colorectal cancer risk information on laypersons’ interest in colorectal cancer screening: The importance of individual differences. Patient Educ Couns   2015 Jul 19. [Epub ahead of print].

Siegel M, Stedman A and Smith KA, Pediatric Professional Medical Associations and Industry Guideline Compliance. Pediatrics, 2015.

Siegel M, Beresford CA, Bunker M, Verdi M, Vishnevetsky D, Karlsson C, Teer O, Stedman A, Smith KA. Preliminary investigation of lithium for mood disorder symptoms in children and adolescents with autism spectrum disorder. J Child Adolesc Psychopharmacol. 2014 Sep;24(7):399-402. doi: 10.1089/cap.2014.0019. Epub 2014 Aug 5.

Siegel M, Milligan B, Chemelski B, Payne D, Ellsworth B, Harmon J, Teer O, Smith KA. Specialized inpatient psychiatry for serious behavioral disturbance in autism and intellectual disability. J Autism Dev Disord. 2014 Dec;44(12):3026-32. doi: 10.1007/s10803-014-2157-z.