Ph.D., Duke University, (2001)
medical sociology; children and youth; statistics and methods
Dr. Mustillo joined the faculty at Purdue University in 2007. She has authored or coauthored scientific articles in journals such as Journal of Marriage and Family, American Journal of Public Health, American Journal of Sociology, and Archives of General Psychiatry. She has served as principal investigator, investigator or statistician on several NIH and DoD grants. Her research focuses on the effects of parenting and family structure on the mental health of children and adolescents, as well as on the role of adversity in child health and mental health. She is also working on several statistical projects involving model specification in multiple imputation and testing for group differences in rate of change over time in nonlinear models. She is currently in the early stages of two studies funded by the Department of Defense. The first is to investigate the predictors of PTSD symptomatology, diagnoses, and outcomes in military service members returning from combat operations in Iraq and Afghanistan. The second is to examine the effects of multiple deployments on child development and well-being.