Nisha C. Gottfredson, PhD

Assistant Professor Department of Health Behavior
Faculty Affiliate Center for Developmental Science

T:(919) 445-9385

319C Rosenau Hall

CB #7440

Chapel Hill, NC 27599


Dr. Gottfredson is an assistant professor in the Department of Health Behavior and a quantitative psychologist.

She applies and develops statistical models used for understanding processes that unfold within individuals over time. She specializes in modeling nested data structures (e.g., multilevel and structural equation models), mixture models and psychometric measurement. Her current applied research examines self-regulatory methods used during addiction recovery and unpacks the nature of co-morbidity across substance use disorders and eating disorders.

Representative Courses

Psychometrics Module (HBEH 760) | Syllabus

Teaching Interests

Courses taught previously:

Two-semester Graduate Statistics Introduction (Univariate, Bivariate, and Multivariate Statistics; Regression), Psychology Department, UNC-CH

Multilevel Modeling, Psychology Department, Duke University

Research Activities

Dr. Gottfredson is currently conducting a study on affect regulation during addiction recovery. More information about the Electronic Study for Affect Regulation (e-STAR) can be found here:


PhD, Psychology (Quantitative), University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 2011

MA, Psychology (Quantitative), University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 2008

BA, Psychology and Mathematics, Pitzer College, Claremont Colleges, CA, 2006