Biography

The overarching mission of Dr. Laura Pendergast's research is to promote excellence and equity in psychological and educational assessment. She uses multivariate and measurement statistics to evaluate the equivalence of social, emotional, and behavioral constructs and measures across cultural groups (internationally and domestically). Additionally, she is interested in applying the science of psychometrics to improve decision-making in school psychology, education, and many other disciplines. She has published more than 20 peer-reviewed articles on these topics, and her research has appeared in outlets such as Psychological Assessment and the Journal of School Psychology. Further, her work has been funded through grants and contracts from a variety of organizations including the Society for the Study of School Psychology, the Institute for Education Sciences, the Spencer Foundation, the Foundation for the National Institutes of Health, and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.

Research Interests

  • Decision Making
  • Equity
  • Psychometrics

Selected Publications

  • Reuben, A., Frischtak, H., Berky, A., Ortiz, E.J., Morales, A.M., Hsu-Kim, H., Pendergast, L.L., & Pan, W.K. (2020). Elevated Hair Mercury Levels Are Associated With Neurodevelopmental Deficits in Children Living Near Artisanal and Small-Scale Gold Mining in Peru. GeoHealth, 4(5). doi: 10.1029/2019GH000222

  • Ruan-Iu, L., Pendergast, L.L., Rasheed, M., Tofail, F., Svensen, E., Maphula, A., Roshan, R., Nahar, B., Shrestha, R., Williams, B., Schaefer, B.A., Scharf, R., Caulfield, L.E., Seidman, J., & Murray-Kolb, L.E. (2020). Assessing Early Childhood Fluid Reasoning in Low- and Middle-Income Nations: Validity of the Wechsler Preschool and Primary Scale of Intelligence Across Seven MAL-ED Sites. Journal of Psychoeducational Assessment, 38(2), pp. 256-262. doi: 10.1177/0734282919850040

  • McCormick, B., Richard, S.A., Caulfield, L.E., Pendergast, L.L., Seidman, J.C., Koshy, B., Roshan, R., Shrestha, R., Svensen, E., Blacy, L., Rasmussen, Z., Maphula, A., Scharf, R., Nahar, B., Haque, S., Rasheed, M., Oria, R., Rogawski, E.T., Murray-Kolb, L.E., Acosta, A.M., Burga, R.R.D.e., Chavez, C.B., Flores, J.T., Olotegui, M.P., Pinedo, S.R., Salas, M.S., Trigoso, D.R., Vasquez, A.O., Ahmed, I., Alam, D., Ali, A., Bhutta, Z.A., Qureshi, S., Soofi, S., Turab, A., Zaidi, A., Bodhidatta, L., Mason, C.J., Babji, S., Bose, A., George, A.T., Hariraju, D., Jennifer, M.S., John, S., Kaki, S., Kang, G., Karunakaran, P., Lazarus, R.P., Muliyil, J., Raghava, M.V., Raju, S., Ramachandran, A., Ramadas, R., Ramanujam, K., Sharma, S.L., Sundaram, S.E., Thomas, R.J., Pan, W.K., Ambikapathi, R., Carreon, J.D., Charu, V., Doan, V., Graham, J., Hoest, C., Knobler, S., Lang, D.R., McGrath, M., Miller, M.A., Mohale, A., Nayyar, G., Psaki, S., Wang, V., Blank, R., Gottlieb, M., Tountas, K.H., Amour, C., Bayyo, E., Mduma, E.R., Mvungi, R., Nshama, R., Pascal, J., Swema, B.M., Yarrot, L., Ahmed, T., Ahmed, A., Haque, R., Hossain, I., Islam, M., Mahfuz, M., Mondal, D., Tofail, F., Chandyo, R.K., Shrestha, P.S., Ulak, M., Bauck, A., Black, R.E., Checkley, W., Kosek, M.N., Lee, G., & Schulze, K. (2019). Early Life Child Micronutrient Status, Maternal Reasoning, and a Nurturing Household Environment have Persistent Influences on Child Cognitive Development at Age 5 years: Results from MAL-ED. Journal of Nutrition, 149(8), pp. 1460-1469. doi: 10.1093/jn/nxz055

  • Pendergast, L.L., Schaefer, B.A., Murray-Kolb, L.E., Svensen, E., Shrestha, R., Rasheed, M.A., Scharf, R.J., Kosek, M., Vasquez, A.O., Maphula, A., Costa, H., Rasmussen, Z.A., Yousafzai, A., Tofail, F., Seidman, J.C., Acosta, A.M., Burga, R.R.d.e., Chavez, C.B., Flores, J.T., Olotegui, M.P., Pinedo, S.R., Salas, M.S., Trigoso, D.R., Ahmed, I., Alam, D., Ali, A., Bhutta, Z.A., Qureshi, S., Rasheed, M., Soofi, S., Turab, A., Zaidi, A., Bodhidatta, L., Ammu, G., Babji, S., Bose, A., George, A.T., Hariraju, D., Jennifer, M.S., John, S., Kaki, S., Kang, G., Karunakaran, P., Koshy, B., Lazarus, R.P., Muliyil, J., Ragasudha, P., Raghava, M.V., Raju, S., Ramachandran, A., Ramadas, R., Ramanujam, K., Rose, A., Roshan, R., Sharma, S.L., Sundaram, E.S., Thomas, R.J., Pan, W.K., Ambikapathi, R., Carreon, J.D., Doan, V., Hoest, C., Knobler, S., McCormick, B., McGrath, M., Miller, M.A., Psaki, S., Rasmussen, Z., Richard, S.A., Gottlieb, M., Lang, D.R., Tountas, K.H., Amour, C., Bayyo, E., Mduma, E.R., Mvungi, R., Nshama, R., Pascal, J., Swema, B.M., Yarrot, L., Mason, C.J., Ahmed, T., Ahmed, A., Haque, R., Haque, U., Hossain, M.I., Islam, M., Mahfuz, M., Mondal, D., Nahar, B., Chandyo, R.K., Shrestha, P.S., Ulak, M., Bauck, A., Black, R., Caulfield, L., Checkley, W., Kosek, M.N., Lee, G., & Schulze, K. (2018). Assessing development across cultures: Invariance of the Bayley-III scales across seven international MAL-ED sites. School Psychology Quarterly, 33(4), pp. 604-614. doi: 10.1037/spq0000264

  • Platts-Mills, J.A., Liu, J., Rogawski, E.T., Kabir, F., Lertsethtakarn, P., Siguas, M., Khan, S.S., Praharaj, I., Murei, A., Nshama, R., Mujaga, B., Havt, A., Maciel, I.A., McMurry, T.L., Operario, D.J., Taniuchi, M., Gratz, J., Stroup, S.E., Roberts, J.H., Kalam, A., Aziz, F., Qureshi, S., Islam, M.O., Sakpaisal, P., Silapong, S., Yori, P.P., Rajendiran, R., Benny, B., McGrath, M., McCormick, B., Seidman, J.C., Lang, D., Gottlieb, M., Guerrant, R.L., Lima, A., Leite, J.P., Samie, A., Bessong, P.O., Page, N., Bodhidatta, L., Mason, C., Shrestha, S., Kiwelu, I., Mduma, E.R., Iqbal, N.T., Bhutta, Z.A., Ahmed, T., Haque, R., Kang, G., Kosek, M.N., Houpt, E.R., Acosta, A.M., Burga, R.R.d.e., Chavez, C.B., Flores, J.T., Olotegui, M.P., Pinedo, S.R., Trigoso, D.R., Vasquez, A.O., Ahmed, I., Alam, D., Ali, A., Rasheed, M., Soofi, S., Turab, A., Yousafzai, A., Zaidi, A.K., Shrestha, B., Rayamajhi, B.B., Strand, T., Ammu, G., Babji, S., Bose, A., George, A.T., Hariraju, D., Jennifer, M.S., John, S., Kaki, S., Karunakaran, P., Koshy, B., Lazarus, R.P., Muliyil, J., Ragasudha, P., Raghava, M.V., Raju, S., Ramachandran, A., Ramadas, R., Ramanujam, K., Rose, A., Roshan, R., Sharma, S.L., Sundaram, S., Thomas, R.J., Pan, W.K., Ambikapathi, R., Carreon, J.D., Doan, V., Hoest, C., Knobler, S., & Miller, M.A. (2018). Use of quantitative molecular diagnostic methods to assess the aetiology, burden, and clinical characteristics of diarrhoea in children in low-resource settings: a reanalysis of the MAL-ED cohort study. The Lancet Global Health, 6(12), pp. e1309-e1318. doi: 10.1016/S2214-109X(18)30349-8

  • Rogawski, E.T., Liu, J., Platts-Mills, J.A., Kabir, F., Lertsethtakarn, P., Siguas, M., Khan, S.S., Praharaj, I., Murei, A., Nshama, R., Mujaga, B., Havt, A., Maciel, I.A., Operario, D.J., Taniuchi, M., Gratz, J., Stroup, S.E., Roberts, J.H., Kalam, A., Aziz, F., Qureshi, S., Islam, M.O., Sakpaisal, P., Silapong, S., Yori, P.P., Rajendiran, R., Benny, B., McGrath, M., Seidman, J.C., Lang, D., Gottlieb, M., Guerrant, R.L., Lima, A., Leite, J.P., Samie, A., Bessong, P.O., Page, N., Bodhidatta, L., Mason, C., Shrestha, S., Kiwelu, I., Mduma, E.R., Iqbal, N.T., Bhutta, Z.A., Ahmed, T., Haque, R., Kang, G., Kosek, M.N., Houpt, E.R., Acosta, A.M., Burga, R.R.d.e., Chavez, C.B., Flores, J.T., Olotegui, M.P., Pinedo, S.R., Trigoso, D.R., Vasquez, A.O., Ahmed, I., Alam, D., Ali, A., Rasheed, M., Soofi, S., Turab, A., Yousafzai, A., Zaidi, A.K., Shrestha, B., Rayamajhi, B.B., Strand, T., Ammu, G., Babji, S., Bose, A., George, A.T., Hariraju, D., Jennifer, M.S., John, S., Kaki, S., Karunakaran, P., Koshy, B., Lazarus, R.P., Muliyil, J., Ragasudha, P., Raghava, M.V., Raju, S., Ramachandran, A., Ramadas, R., Ramanujam, K., Rose, A., Roshan, R., Sharma, S.L., Sundaram, S., Thomas, R.J., Pan, W.K., Ambikapathi, R., Carreon, J.D., Doan, V., Hoest, C., Knobler, S., McCormick, B.J., Miller, M.A., & Psaki, S. (2018). Use of quantitative molecular diagnostic methods to investigate the effect of enteropathogen infections on linear growth in children in low-resource settings: longitudinal analysis of results from the MAL-ED cohort study. The Lancet Global Health, 6(12), pp. e1319-e1328. doi: 10.1016/S2214-109X(18)30351-6

  • Pendergast, L.L., Youngstrom, E.A., Ruan-Iu, L., & Beysolow, D. (2018). The nomogram: A decision-making tool for practitioners using multitiered systems of support. School Psychology Review, 47(4), pp. 345-359. doi: 10.17105/SPR-2017-0097.V47-4

  • Pendergast, L.L., Jones, P., Scharf, R., Rasheed, M., Schaefer, B.A., Murray-Kolb, L.E., Rasmussen, Z., Svensen, E., Tofail, F., Seidman, J.C., & Caulfield, L.E. (2018). Approach temperament across cultures: Validity of the Infant Temperament Scale in MAL-ED. International Journal of School and Educational Psychology, 6(4), pp. 266-278. doi: 10.1080/21683603.2017.1356773

  • Scharf, R.J., Rogawski, E.T., Murray-Kolb, L.E., Maphula, A., Svensen, E., Tofail, F., Rasheed, M., Abreu, C., Vasquez, A.O., Shrestha, R., Pendergast, L., Mduma, E., Koshy, B., Conaway, M.R., Platts-Mills, J.A., Guerrant, R.L., & DeBoer, M.D. (2018). Early childhood growth and cognitive outcomes: Findings from the MAL-ED study. Maternal and Child Nutrition, 14(3). doi: 10.1111/mcn.12584

  • Murray-Kolb, L.E., Acosta, A.M., Burga, R.R.D.e., Chavez, C.B., Flores, J.T., Olotegui, M.P., Pinedo, S.R., Salas, M.S., Trigoso, D.R., Vasquez, A.O., Ahmed, I., Alam, D., Ali, A., Bhutta, Z.A., Qureshi, S., Rasheed, M., Soofi, S., Turab, A., Zaidi, A., Bodhidatta, L., Mason, C.J., Babji, S., Bose, A., George, A.T., Hariraju, D., Jennifer, M.S., John, S., Kaki, S., Kang, G., Karunakaran, P., Koshy, B., Lazarus, R.P., Muliyil, J., Raghava, M.V., Raju, S., Ramachandran, A., Ramadas, R., Ramanujam, K., Bose, A., Roshan, R., Sharma, S.L., Sundaram, S.E., Thomas, R.J., Pan, W.K., Ambikapathi, R., Carreon, J.D., Charu, V., Doan, V., Graham, J., Hoest, C., Knobler, S., Lang, D.R., McCormick, B., McGrath, M., Miller, M.A., Mohale, A., Nayyar, G., Psaki, S., Rasmussen, Z., Richard, S.A., Seidman, J.C., Wang, V., Blank, R., Gottlieb, M., Tountas, K.H., Amour, C., Bayyo, E., Mduma, E.R., Mvungi, R., Nshama, R., Pascal, J., Swema, B.M., Yarrot, L., Ahmed, T., Ahmed, A., Haque, R., Hossain, I., Islam, M., Mahfuz, M., Mondal, D., Tofail, F., Chandyo, R.K., Shrestha, P.S., Shrestha, R., Ulak, M., Bauck, A., Black, R.E., Caulfield, L.E., Checkley, W., Kosek, M.N., Lee, G., Schulze, K., Yori, P.P., Murray-Kolb, L.E., Ross, A.C., Schaefer, B., Simons, S., Pendergast, L., Abreu, C.B., & Costa, H. (2018). Early childhood cognitive development is affected by interactions among illness, diet, enteropathogens and the home environment: Findings from the MAL-ED birth cohort study. BMJ Global Health, 3(4). doi: 10.1136/bmjgh-2018-000752

  • Saeki, E., Segool, N., Pendergast, L., & Embse, N.v.d. (2018). The influence of test-based accountability policies on early elementary teachers: School climate, environmental stress, and teacher stress. Psychology in the Schools, 55(4), pp. 391-403. doi: 10.1002/pits.22112

  • Richard, S.A., McCormick, B., Seidman, J.C., Rasmussen, Z., Kosek, M.N., Rogawski, E.T., Petri, W., Bose, A., Mduma, E., Maciel, B., Chandyo, R.K., Bhutta, Z., Turab, A., Bessong, P., Mahfuz, M., Caulfield, L.E., Acosta, A.M., Burga, R.R.D.e., Chavez, C.B., Flores, J.T., Olotegui, M.P., Pinedo, S.R., Salas, M.S., Trigoso, D.R., Vasquez, A.O., Ahmed, I., Alam, D., Ali, A., Qureshi, S., Rasheed, M., Soofi, S., Zaidi, A., Bodhidatta, L., Mason, C.J., Babji, S., George, A.T., Hariraju, D., Jennifer, M.S., John, S., Kaki, S., Kang, G., Karunakaran, P., Koshy, B., Lazarus, R.P., Muliyil, J., Raghava, M.V., Raju, S., Ramachandran, A., Ramadas, R., Ramanujam, K., Roshan, R., Sharma, S.L., SundaramE, S., Thomas, R.J., Pan, W.K., Ambikapathi, R., Carreon, J.D., Charu, V., Doan, V., Graham, J., Hoest, C., Knobler, S., Lang, D.R., McGrath, M., Miller, M.A., Mohale, A., Nayyar, G., Psaki, S., Wang, V., Blank, R., Gottlieb, M., Tountas, K.H., Amour, C., Bayyo, E., Mvungi, R., Nshama, R., Pascal, J., Swema, B.M., Yarrot, L., Ahmed, T., Ahmed, A., Haque, R., Hossain, I., Islam, M., Mondal, D., Tofail, F., Shrestha, P.S., Shrestha, R., Ulak, M., Bauck, A., Black, R.E., Checkley, W., Lee, G.O., Schulze, K., Yori, P.P., Murray-Kolb, L.E., Ross, A.C., Schaefer, B., Simons, S., & Pendergast, L. (2018). Relationships among common illness symptoms and the protective effect of breastfeeding in early childhood in MAL-ED: An eight-country cohort study. American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, 98(3), pp. 904-912. doi: 10.4269/ajtmh.17-0457

  • Booth, J.L., Newton, K.J., Pendergast, L.H., & Barbieri, C. (2018). Opening the door to algebra: The role of fraction knowledge in algebra learning. Proceedings of International Conference of the Learning Sciences, ICLS, 3(2018-June), pp. 1581-1582.

  • Jones, P.C., Pendergast, L.L., Schaefer, B.A., Rasheed, M., Svensen, E., Scharf, R., Shrestha, R., Maphula, A., Roshan, R., Rasmussen, Z., Seidman, J.C., & Murray-Kolb, L.E. (2017). Measuring home environments across cultures: Invariance of the HOME scale across eight international sites from the MAL-ED study. Journal of School Psychology, 64, pp. 109-127. doi: 10.1016/j.jsp.2017.06.001

  • Ryan, S.V., Embse, N.P.v.d., Pendergast, L.L., Saeki, E., Segool, N., & Schwing, S. (2017). Leaving the teaching profession: The role of teacher stress and educational accountability policies on turnover intent. Teaching and Teacher Education, 66, pp. 1-11. doi: 10.1016/j.tate.2017.03.016

  • Kosek, M.N., Ahmed, T., Bhutta, Z.A., Caulfield, L., Guerrant, R.L., Houpt, E., Kang, G., Lee, G., Lima, A., McCormick, B., Platts-Mills, J., Seidman, J.C., Blank, R.R., Gottlieb, M., Knobler, S.L., Lang, D.R., Miller, M.A., Tountas, K.H., Checkley, W., Mason, C.J., Murray-Kolb, L.E., Petri, W.A., Bessong, P., Haque, R., John, S., Mduma, E.R., Oriá, R.B., Shrestha, P.S., Shrestha, S.K., Svensen, E., Zaidi, A., Abreu, C.B., Acosta, A.M., Ahmed, I., Ahmed, A.M.S., Ali, A., Ambikapathi, R., Barrett, L., Bauck, A., Bayyo, E., Bodhidatta, L., Bose, A., Carreon, J.D., Chandyo, R.K., Charu, V., Costa, H., Dillingham, R., Moura, A.D.i., Doan, V., Filho, J.Q., Graham, J., Hoest, C., Hossain, I., Islam, M., Jennifer, M.S., Kaki, S., Koshy, B., Leite, Ã., Lima, N.L., Maciel, B., Mahfuz, M., Mahopo, C., Maphula, A., McGrath, M., Mohale, A., Moraes, M., Mota, F.S., Muliyil, J., Mvungi, R., Nayyar, G., Nyathi, E., Olortegui, M.P., Oria, R., Vasquez, A.O., Pan, W.K., Pascal, J., Patil, C.L., Pendergast, L., Pinedo, S.R., Psaki, S., Raghava, M.V., Ramanujam, K., Rasheed, M., Rasmussen, Z.A., Richard, S.A., Rose, A., Roshan, R., Schaefer, B., Scharf, R., Sharma, S.L., Shrestha, B., Shrestha, R., Simons, S., Soares, A.M., Mota, R., Soofi, S., Strand, T., Tofail, F., Thomas, R.J., & Turab, A. (2017). Causal Pathways from Enteropathogens to Environmental Enteropathy: Findings from the MAL-ED Birth Cohort Study. EBioMedicine, 18, pp. 109-117. doi: 10.1016/j.ebiom.2017.02.024

  • Virtue, S.M., Pendergast, L., Tellez, M., Waldron, E., & Ismail, A. (2017). Identifying noncognitive skills that contribute to dental students- success: Dental faculty perspectives. Journal of Dental Education, 81(3), pp. 300-309.

  • Pendergast, L.L., Embse, N.v.d., Kilgus, S.P., & Eklund, K.R. (2017). Measurement equivalence: A non-technical primer on categorical multi-group confirmatory factor analysis in school psychology. Journal of School Psychology, 60, pp. 65-82. doi: 10.1016/j.jsp.2016.11.002

  • Acosta, A.M., Burga, R.R.D.e., Chavez, C.B., Flores, J.T., Olotegui, M.P., Pinedo, S.R., Salas, M.S., Trigoso, D.R., Vasquez, A.O., Ahmed, I., Alam, D., Ali, A., Bhutta, Z.A., Qureshi, S., Rasheed, M., Soofi, S., Turab, A., Zaidi, A., Bodhidatta, L., Mason, C.J., Babji, S., Bose, A., George, A.T., Hariraju, D., Jennifer, M.S., John, S., Kaki, S., Kang, G., Karunakaran, P., Koshy, B., Lazarus, R.P., Muliyil, J., Raghava, M.V., Raju, S., Ramachandran, A., Ramadas, R., Ramanujam, K., Bose, A., Roshan, R., Sharma, S.L., Sundaram, E.S., Thomas, R.J., Pan, W.K., Ambikapathi, R., Carreon, J.D., Charu, V., Doan, V., Graham, J., Hoest, C., Knobler, S., Lang, D.R., McCormick, B., McGrath, M., Miller, M.A., Mohale, A., Nayyar, G., Psaki, S., Rasmussen, Z., Richard, S.A., Seidman, J.C., Wang, V., Blank, R., Gottlieb, M., Tountas, K.H., Amour, C., Bayyo, E., Mduma, E.R., Mvungi, R., Nshama, R., Pascal, J., Swema, B.M., Yarrot, L., Ahmed, T., Ahmed, A.M.S., Haque, R., Hossain, I., Islam, M., Mahfuz, M., Mondal, D., Tofail, F., Chandyo, R.K., Shrestha, P.S., Shrestha, R., Ulak, M., Bauck, A., Black, R.E., Caulfield, L.E., Checkley, W., Kosek, M.N., Lee, G., Schulze, K., Yori, P.P., Murray-Kolb, L.E., Ross, A.C., Schaefer, B., Simons, S., Pendergast, L., Abreu, C.B., Costa, H., & Moura, A.D.i. (2017). Relationship between growth and illness, enteropathogens and dietary intakes in the first 2 years of life: Findings from the MAL-ED birth cohort study. BMJ Global Health, 2(4). doi: 10.1136/bmjgh-2017-000370

  • Amour, C., Gratz, J., Mduma, E.R., Svensen, E., Rogawski, E.T., McGrath, M., Seidman, J.C., McCormick, B., Shrestha, S., Samie, A., Mahfuz, M., Qureshi, S., Hotwani, A., Babji, S., Trigoso, D.R., Lima, A., Bodhidatta, L., Bessong, P., Ahmed, T., Shakoor, S., Kang, G., Kosek, M.N., Guerrant, R.L., Lang, D.R., Gottlieb, M., Houpt, E.R., Platts-Mills, J.A., Acosta, A.M., Burga, R.R.d.e., Chavez, C.B., Flores, J.T., Olotegui, M.P., Pinedo, S.R., Salas, M.S., Vasquez, A.O., Ahmed, I., Alam, D., Ali, A., Bhutta, Z.A., Rasheed, M., Soofi, S., Turab, A., Zaidi, A., Mason, C.J., Bose, A., George, A.T., Hariraju, D., Jennifer, M.S., John, S., Kaki, S., Karunakaran, P., Koshy, B., Lazarus, R.P., Muliyil, J., Raghava, M.V., Raju, S., Ramachandran, A., Ramadas, R., Ramanujam, K., Roshan, R., Sharma, S.L., Sundaram, E.S., Thomas, R.J., Pan, W.K., Ambikapathi, R., Carreon, J.D., Charu, V., Doan, V., Graham, J., Hoest, C., Knobler, S., Miller, M.A., Mohale, A., Nayyar, G., Psaki, S., Rasmussen, Z., Richard, S.A., Wang, V., Blank, R., Tountas, K.H., Bayyo, E., Mvungi, R., Nshama, R., Pascal, J., Swema, B.M., Yarrot, L., Ahmed, A.S., Haque, R., Hossain, I., Islam, M., Mondal, D., Tofail, F., Chandyo, R.K., Shrestha, P.S., Shrestha, R., Ulak, M., Bauck, A., Black, R.E., Caulfield, L.E., & Checkley, W. (2016). Epidemiology and Impact of Campylobacter Infection in Children in 8 Low-Resource Settings: Results from the MAL-ED Study. Clinical Infectious Diseases, 63(9), pp. 1171-1179. doi: 10.1093/cid/ciw542

  • Embse, N.P.v.d., Pendergast, L.L., Segool, N., Saeki, E., & Ryan, S. (2016). The influence of test-based accountability policies on school climate and teacher stress across four states. Teaching and Teacher Education, 59, pp. 492-502. doi: 10.1016/j.tate.2016.07.013

  • Embse, N.P.v.d., Pendergast, L.L., Kilgus, S.P., & Eklund, K.R. (2016). Evaluating the applied use of a mental health screener: Structural validity of the social, academic, and emotional behavior risk screener. Psychological Assessment, 28(10), pp. 1265-1275. doi: 10.1037/pas0000253

  • Embse, N.P.v.d., Sandilos, L.E., Pendergast, L., & Mankin, A. (2016). Teacher stress, teaching-efficacy, and job satisfaction in response to test-based educational accountability policies. Learning and Individual Differences, 50, pp. 308-317. doi: 10.1016/j.lindif.2016.08.001

  • Rouhani, S., Yori, P.P., Olortegui, M.P., Salas, M.S., Trigoso, D.R., Mondal, D., Bodhidatta, L., Platts-Mills, J., Samie, A., Kabir, F., Lima, A., Babji, S., Mason, C.J., Kalam, A., Bessong, P., Ahmed, T., Mduma, E., Bhutta, Z.A., Lima, I., Ramdass, R., Lang, D., George, A., Zaidi, A., Kang, G., Houpt, E., Kosek, M.N., Brett, N., Acosta, A.M., Burga, R.R.d.e., Chavez, C.B., Flores, J.T., Olotegui, M.P., Pinedo, S.R., Salas, M.S., Trigoso, D.R., Vasquez, A.O., Ahmed, I., Alam, D., Ali, A., Qureshi, S., Rasheed, M., Soofi, S., Turab, A., Bose, A., Hariraju, D., Jennifer, M.S., John, S., Kaki, S., Karunakaran, P., Koshy, B., Lazarus, R.P., Muliyil, J., Raghava, M.V., Raju, S., Ramachandran, A., Ramadas, R., Ramanujam, K., Roshan, R., Sharma, S.L., Sundaram, E.S., Thomas, R.J., Pan, W.K., Ambikapathi, R., Carreon, J.D., Charu, V., Doan, V., Graham, J., Hoest, C., Knobler, S., McCormick, B., McGrath, M., Miller, M.A., Mohale, A., Nayyar, G., Psaki, S., Rasmussen, Z., Richard, S.A., Seidman, J.C., Wang, V., Blank, R., Gottlieb, M., Tountas, K.H., Amour, C., Bayyo, E., Mvungi, R., Nshama, R., Pascal, J., Swema, B.M., Yarrot, L., Ahmed, A.S., Haque, R., Hossain, I., Islam, M., Mahfuz, M., Tofail, F., Chandyo, R.K., Shrestha, P.S., Shrestha, R., Ulak, M., & Bauck, A. (2016). Norovirus infection and acquired immunity in 8 countries: Results from the MAL-ED study. Clinical Infectious Diseases, 62(10), pp. 1210-1217. doi: 10.1093/cid/ciw072

  • Hindman, A.H., Pendergast, L.L., & Gooze, R.A. (2016). Using bifactor models to measure teacher-child interaction quality in early childhood: Evidence from the Caregiver Interaction Scale. Early Childhood Research Quarterly, 36, pp. 366-378. doi: 10.1016/j.ecresq.2016.01.012

  • Oriá, R.B., Murray-Kolb, L.E., Scharf, R.J., Pendergast, L.L., Lang, D.R., Kolling, G.L., & Guerrant, R.L. (2016). Early-life enteric infections: Relation between chronic systemic inflammation and poor cognition in children. Nutrition Reviews, 74(6), pp. 374-386. doi: 10.1093/nutrit/nuw008

  • Lee, G.O., Richard, S.A., Kang, G., Houpt, E.R., Seidman, J.C., Pendergast, L.L., Bhutta, Z.A., Ahmed, T., Mduma, E.R., Lima, A.A., Bessong, P., Jennifer, M.S., Hossain, M.I., Chandyo, R.K., Nyathi, E., Lima, I.F., Pascal, J., Soofi, S., Ladaporn, B., Guerrant, R.L., Caulfield, L.E., Black, R.E., & Kosek, M.N. (2016). A comparison of diarrheal severity scores in the MAL-ED multisite community-based cohort study. Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition, 63(5), pp. 466-473. doi: 10.1097/MPG.0000000000001286

  • Koshy, A.J., Mautone, J.A., Pendergast, L.L., Blum, N.J., & Power, T.J. (2016). Validation of the behavioral health checklist in diverse pediatric primary care settings. Journal of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics, 37(2), pp. 132-139. doi: 10.1097/DBP.0000000000000259

  • Pendergast, L.L., Youngstrom, E.A., Brown, C., Jensen, D., Abramson, L.Y., & Alloy, L.B. (2015). Structural invariance of general behavior inventory (GBI) scores in black and white young adults. Psychological Assessment, 27(1), pp. 21-30. doi: 10.1037/pas0000020

  • Pendergast, L.L. & Kaplan, A. (2015). Instructional context and student motivation, learning, and development: Commentary and implications for school psychologists. School Psychology International, 36(6), pp. 638-647. doi: 10.1177/0143034315613560

  • Platts-Mills, J.A., Babji, S., Bodhidatta, L., Gratz, J., Haque, R., Havt, A., McCormick, B., McGrath, M., Olortegui, M.P., Samie, A., Shakoor, S., Mondal, D., Lima, I., Hariraju, D., Rayamajhi, B.B., Qureshi, S., Kabir, F., Yori, P.P., Mufamadi, B., Amour, C., Carreon, J.D., Richard, S.A., Lang, D., Bessong, P., Mduma, E., Ahmed, T., Lima, A., Mason, C.J., Zaidi, A., Bhutta, Z.A., Kosek, M., Guerrant, R.L., Gottlieb, M., Miller, M., Kang, G., Houpt, E.R., Chavez, C.B., Trigoso, D.R., Flores, J.T., Vasquez, A.O., Pinedo, S.R., Acosta, A.M., Ahmed, I., Alam, D., Ali, A., Rasheed, M., Soofi, S., Turab, A., Yousafzai, A.K., Bose, A., Jennifer, M.S., John, S., Kaki, S., Koshy, B., Muliyil, J., Raghava, M.V., Ramachandran, A., Rose, A., Sharma, S.L., Thomas, R.J., Pan, W., Ambikapathi, R., Charu, V., Dabo, L., Doan, V., Graham, J., Hoest, C., Knobler, S., Mohale, A., Nayyar, G., Psaki, S., Rasmussen, Z., Seidman, J.C., Wang, V., Blank, R., Tountas, K.H., Swema, B.M., Yarrot, L., Nshama, R., Ahmed, A., Tofail, F., Hossain, I., Islam, M., Mahfuz, M., Chandyo, R.K., Shrestha, P.S., Shrestha, R., Ulak, M., Black, R., Caulfield, L., Checkley, W., Chen, P., Lee, G., Murray-Kolb, L.E., Schaefer, B., Pendergast, L., Abreu, C., Costa, H., Moura, A.D., & Filho, J.Q. (2015). Pathogen-specific burdens of community diarrhoea in developing countries: A multisite birth cohort study (MAL-ED). The Lancet Global Health, 3(9), pp. e564-e575. doi: 10.1016/S2214-109X(15)00151-5