Contact Info

Primary Title: 
Assistant Professor
Adjunct Appointment: 
College of Public Health and Human Sciences
Email Contact: 
Voice Contact: 
(541) 737-3269
Weniger Hall, Room 227



Please see my personal webpage for more detail: Katherine R. McLaughlin



  • Ph.D. Statistics, University of California, Los Angeles, 2016
  • B.A. Statistics, University of California, Berkeley, 2011


Research Interests

  • Samping methods
  • Social network analysis
  • Network sampling
  • Respondent-driven sampling
  • Social science applications of statistics


Selected Publications

  • McLaughlin, K.R. (2021), “A Bayesian framework for modeling the preferential recruitment process in respondent-driven sampling,” Statistical Modelling, 22(3):153-174.  [link]

  • McLaughlin, K.R., Johnston, L.G., Gamble, L.J., Grigoryan, T., Papoyan, A., and Grigoryan, S. (2019), "Population size estimations among hidden populations using respondent-driven sampling surveys: Case studies from Armenia," JMIR Public Health and Surveillance, 5(1):e12034. [link]

  • McLaughlin, K. R. and EmBree, J. D. (2018), "Empirical Assessment of Programs to Promote Collaboration: A Network Model Approach," The Annals of Applied Statistics, 12(1):654-682. [link]

  • Johnston, L. G., McLaughlin, K. R., Rouhani, S. A., and Bartels, S. A. (2017), "Measuring a hidden population: A novel technique to estimate the population size of women with sexual violence related pregnancies in South Kivu Province, Democratic Republic of Congo," Journal of Epidemiology and Global Health, 7(1):45-53. [link]

  • Johnston, L. G., McLaughlin, K. R., El Rhilani, H., Latifi, A., Toufik, A., Bennani, A., Alami, K., Elomari, B., and Handcock, M. S. (2015), "A novel method for estimating the size of hidden populations using respondent-driven sampling data: Case examples from Morocco," Epidemiology, 26(6):846-852. [link]


Instructional and Departmental Activities

  • ST 411/511 Methods of Data Analysis
  • ST 431/531 Sampling Methods
  • ST 518 Data Analytics II
  • ST 552 Statistical Methods II
  • ST 553 Statistical Methods III
  • ST 407/507/509 Consulting Practicum


Professional Societies

  • American Statistical Association (ASA)
  • International Network for Social Network Analysis (INSNA)
  • American Association for Public Opinion Research (AAPOR)