David A. Clark, III, Ph.D.

T-32 Post-Doctoral Fellow, U-M Addiction Center


D. Angus Clark is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the University of Michigan Addiction Center in the Department of Psychiatry. His research focuses on improving measurement and quantitative models so researchers are better able to study the development of individual differences in personality, psychopathology, and consequential health-related behaviors (e.g., substance use, risky sexual behaviors) across the lifespan.

Areas of Interest

  • Structural Equation Modeling
  • Item Response Theory
  • Behavioral Genetics
  • Childhood and Adolescent Development
  • Personality and Temperament


  • Texas A&M University, Ph.D. - Social and Personality Psychology
  • Michigan State University, M.A. - Social and Personality Psychology
  • University of Delaware, B.A. - Psychology
  • University of Delaware, A.A. - Associate of Arts

Select Publications

Clark, D. A., Hicks, B. M., Angstadt, M., Rutherford, S., Taxali, A., Hyde, L. W., … Sripada, C. (2020). The general factor of psychopathology in the Adolescent Brain Cognitive Development (ABCD) study: A comparison of alternative modeling approaches. Clinical Psychological Science.

Clark, D. A., Donnellan, M. B., Durbin, C. E., Nuttall, A. K., Hicks, B. M., & Robins, R. W. (2020). Sex, drugs, and early emerging risk: Examining the association between sexual debut and substance use across adolescence. PLoS ONE, 15(2). 

Clark, D. A., Donnellan, M. B., Durbin, C. E., Brooker, R. J., Neppl, T. K., Gunnar, M., Carlson, S. M., Le Mare, L., Kochanska, G., Fisher, P. A., Leve, L. D., Rothbart, M. K., & Putnam, S. P. (2020). Using item response theory to evaluate the Children’s Behavior Questionnaire: Considerations of general functioning and assessment length. Psychological Assessment. 32(10), 928.

Clark, D. A., Durbin, C. E., Heitzeg, M. M., Iacono, W. G., McGue, M., & Hicks, B. M. (2019). Sexual development in adolescence: An examination of genetic and environmental influences. Journal of Research On Adolescence. 30(2), 502-520.

Clark, D. A., Nuttall, A. K., & Bowles, R. P. (2018). Misspecification in latent change score models: Consequences for parameter estimation, model evaluation, and predicting change. Multivariate Behavioral Research, 53(2), 172-189. 


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