Katherine R. McLaughlin

Katherine R. McLaughlin

Assistant Professor of Statistics

Oregon State University


Dr. McLaughlin is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Statistics at Oregon State University (OSU) and has an adjunct appointment in Biostatistics in the College of Public Health and Human Sciences (also at OSU). She received her PhD in Statistics in 2016 from the University of California, Los Angeles. Her research interests focus broadly on sampling methodology, social network analysis, and social science applications of statistics, particularly for hidden populations. Dr. McLaughlin is a member of the Hard-to-Reach Population Methods Research Group (HPMRG) and consults on design and analysis for a number of sampling-related projects, including for trafficked populations, populations at high risk for HIV/AIDS, and COVID-19 prevalence studies.

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  • Sampling Methodology
  • Social Network Analysis
  • Public Health Applications of Statistics
  • Social Science Applications of Statistics
  • PhD in Statistics, 2016

    University of California, Los Angeles

  • BA in Statistics, 2011

    University of California, Berkeley

  • BA in Classical Civilization, 2011

    University of California, Berkeley