Scott M. Hofer, Ph.D.

Enrique CarbajalDr. Scott M. Hofer is a Health Research Scientist at the VA Pacific Islands Health Care System and Pacific Health Research and Education Institute. He was previously the Director of the Institute on Aging and Lifelong Health and Professor of Psychology at the University of Victoria and Professor of Neurology, Oregon Health & Science University. Dr. Hofer’s research has focused on the replicability and generalizability of results from longitudinal studies in the psychological and health sciences, with particular emphasis on integrative data analysis and innovations in longitudinal study design and intensive measurement approaches. Over the last 15 years, he has directed the NIH-funded Integrative Analysis of Longitudinal Studies of Aging and Dementia (IALSA) network, comprised of over 130 longitudinal studies. The IALSA network, with Maelstrom Research, has developed an item-level meta-data library to facilitate identification of relevant studies and measurement harmonization and advance multistudy research synthesis. He and his colleagues are also leveraging digital technologies to improve the assessment of neurocognitive and patient-reported outcomes in home and clinic settings to enable earlier and more accurate detection of change and improve the diagnosis and treatment of individuals with dementia.

He is Past President of Division 5 (Quantitative and Qualitative Methods) of the American Psychological Association, Past President of the Society of Multivariate Experimental Psychology, and has been a Fellow of the Academy of Behavioral Medicine Research, American Psychological Association, Canadian Academy of Health Sciences, Gerontological Society of America, and the Royal Statistical Society. In 2016, he received an honorary doctorate from the University of Gothenburg.