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Scott C. Roesch, Ph.D.

Professor, San Diego State University, Department of Psychology

Contact Information

San Diego State University
Department of Psychology
College of Sciences
5500 Campanile Dr., MC 4611
San Diego, CA 92182-4611
T: (619) 594-2652
F: (619) 594-1332


Dr. Roesch, Professor and quantitative psychologist at San Diego State University, researches in the area of stress and coping and currently teaches graduate statistics courses. He is also a Methodological and Statistical Core Research Scientist at CASRC. His areas of expertise include latent variable modeling, meta-analysis, mixed-effects models, and general growth mixture modeling.

Research Interests

  • Trait-state models of stress and coping
  • Coping with physical illness
  • Cultural, ethnic, and acculturation differences in stress and coping
  • Cross-ethnic measurement equivalence
  • Structural equation modeling
  • Meta-analysis 

Teaching Interests

  • Statistics (ANOVA/Regression and Multivariate Statistics)
  • Research Methods


  • Roth, A. M., Armenta, R. A., Wagner, K. D., Roesch, S. C., Bluthenthal, R. N., Cuevas-Mota, J., & Garfein, R. S. (2015). Patterns of drug use, risky behavior, and health status among persons who inject drugs living in San Diego, California: a latent class analysis. Substance Use & Misuse, 50(2), 205-214.
  • Kolodziejczyk, J. K., Norman, G. J., Roesch, S. C., Rock, C. L., Arredondo, E. M., Madanat, H., & Patrick, K. (2015). Exploratory and Confirmatory Factor Analyses and Demographic Correlate Models of the Strategies for Weight Management Measure for Overweight or Obese Adults. American Journal of Health Promotion, 29(4), e147-e157.
  • VanBuskirk, K., Roesch, S., Afari, N., & Wetherell, J. L. (2014). Physical Activity of Patients With Chronic Pain Receiving Acceptance and Commitment Therapy or Cognitive Behavioural Therapy. Behaviour Change, 31(2), 131-143.
  • Worley, M. J., Trim, R. S., Tate, S. R., Roesch, S. C., Myers, M. G., & Brown, S. A. (2014). Self-efficacy and social networks after treatment for alcohol or drug dependence and major depression: Disentangling person and time-level effects. Psychology of Addictive Behaviors, 28(4), 1220.
  • Carlo, G., Knight, G. P., Roesch, S. C., Opal, D., & Davis, A. (2014). Personality across cultures: A critical analysis of Big Five research and current directions. In F. L. Leong, L. Comas-Díaz, G. C. Nagayama Hall, V. C. McLoyd, J. E. Trimble (Eds.), APA handbook of multicultural psychology, Vol. 1: Theory and research (pp. 285-298). Washington, DC: American Psychological Association.

Current Projects

R01MH092950 (NIMH) Interagency Collaborative Teams to Scale-Up Evidence-Based Practice (Multiple PIs: Gregory Aarons & Michael Hurlburt; Consortium PI: Roesch)

2R01MH060195-06 (NIMH) Community Implementation of KEEP: Fidelity and Generalization of Parenting Effects (PI: Joe Price; Co-PI and Statistician: Roesch)

R01MH094317 (NIMH) Effectiveness and Implementation of a Mental Health Intervention for ASD (PI: Lauren Brookman-Frazee; Consortium PI: Roesch)