Pascal Deboeck

University of Utah


Dr. Pascal R. Deboeck is an Associate Professor at the University of Utah. Dr. Deboeck received his Ph.D. in Quantitative Psychology from the University of Notre Dame in 2007. From 2008 to 2016 Dr. Deboeck was an assistant, then associate, professor in the Quantitative Program in the Psychology Department at the University of Kansas. Since 2016 Dr. Deboeck has been an associate professor at the University of Utah in the Developmental Program in the Psychology Department. He is also affiliated with the University of Utah's Consortium for Families and Health Research, a consortium aimed at promoting interdisciplinary collaboration on health and family research across the lifespan.

Dr. Deboeck’s research focus is on methods that allow for the modeling of repeated intraindividual measurements; specifically, the methodological development and application of differential equation models and dynamical systems concepts to social science, behavioral and medical data. This research integrates statistics, ideas for describing changing systems in the physical sciences (e.g., dynamical systems theory, differential equation modeling), methods for analyzing repeated observations (e.g., time series analysis), and rich substantive theories about intraindividual change. This research has led Dr. Deboeck to have experience utilizing a wide range of statistical methodologies. Dr. Deboeck has contributed to a range of substantive collaborations including: the interplay of stress and affect, and its relation to resiliency and health outcomes in later life; changes in adult attachment; using momentary derivative estimates to gauge driver attention; modeling of glaucoma diagnostics; psychopharmacological adherence; maternal depression symptomatology and child behavior; human movement in dance and conversation. His research appears in journals such as Psychological Methods, Multivariate Behavioral Research, Psychometrika, and Psychology & Aging.