I am a psychologist interested in personality and psychometrics. I recently graduated from the University of Miami, where I studied the motivational underpinnings of cooperation under the mentorship of Michael McCullough. I am now working with Ronald Kessler as a postdoctoral fellow in the Department of Health Care Policy at Harvard Medical School. I am primarily focusing on developing prediction models which may help identify the military personnel and veterans who are at the highest risk for suicide. This work is funded by the Army STARRS project. A goal that links my substantive and methodological interests is to determine how to best detect (and remove) the influence the socially desirable responding on the measurement of evaluative constructs (e.g., wanting to help others, suffering from mental disorders).
I tweet about psychology and statistics at @w_mcauliffe.