Lanza’s background is in research methods, human development, and substance use and comorbid behaviors. She is the author (with Linda Collins) of Latent Class and Latent Transition Analysis: With Applications in the Social, Behavioral, and Health Sciences (Wiley, 2010). Her articles have appeared in methodological journals such as Structural Equation Modeling and Psychological Methods and applied journals including Development and Psychopathology and Prevention Science.
Lanza led the development of PROC LCA and PROC LTA, a suite of SAS procedures for fitting latent class and latent transition models. Her research interests reflect her passion for analyzing complex data to advance health and behavioral science. These include advances in finite mixture modeling, including extensions to predict distal outcomes and for the analysis of intensive longitudinal data, and the application of time-varying effect modeling to examine dynamic associations.
You can visit her university webpage here.
Dr. Lanza’s books can be found below:
Latent Class Analysis
Latent class analysis (LCA) is an intuitive and rigorous tool for uncovering hidden subgroups in a population. It can be viewed as a special kind of structural equation modeling in which the latent variables are categorical rather than continuous. This...View Details