Emilio Ferrer, Ph.D.

Emilio Ferrer

Position Title


174C Young Hall
One Shields Avenue, Davis CA 95616

Research Focus

  • Methods to analyze change
  • Intra-individual variability
  • Techniques to model dyadic interactions associated with reasoning and reading achievement from childhood to adolescence
  • How intra-individual dynamical information can be retained and used to explain inter-individual differences across a population

Select Publications

  • Chow, S. M., Ferrer, E. &  Hsieh, F. (2010). Statistical methods for modeling human dynamics: An interdisciplinary dialogue. New York, NY: Taylor and Francis. 
  • Ferrer, E., & Gonzales, J. E. (in press). Longitudinal models for studying multivariate change and dynamics. Annals of Nutrition and Metabolism
  • Gonzales, J. E. , &  Ferrer, E. (2014). An introduction to growth curve modeling. Encyclopedia of Adult and Aging.
  • Steele, J., Ferrer, E., &  Nesselroade, J. R. (2014). An idiographic approach to estimating models of dyadic interactions with differential equations. Psychometrika. 10.1007/s11336-013-9366-9. 
  • Helm, J.,  Sbarra, D. A., & Ferrer, E. (2014). Coregulation of respiratory sinus arrhythmia in adult romantic partners. Emotion, 14, 522-531.


  • Ph.D., Quantitative Psychology, University of Virginia (2003)
  • M.S., Social Psychology of Sports and Physical Activity, University of Oregon (1997)