Laura Castro-Schilo, Ph.D.
Laura Castro-Schilo received her doctoral training in quantitative psychology at the University of California, Davis under the mentoring of Dr. Keith Widaman and Dr. Kevin Grimm. Prior to graduate school, Dr. Castro-Schilo graduated Summa Cum Laude with a BA in Psychology from California State University, Fullerton. She joined the L. L. Thurstone Psychometric Laboratory at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill as an Assistant Professor in the fall 2013. Her program of research is focused on the development and application of statistical models for analyzing short-term and long-term processes with an emphasis on psychometric issues. Dr. Castro-Schilo applies her methodological expertise to the study of life-span development of Mexican-origin individuals. She is interested in the identification of psychological, behavioral, and cultural factors that affect well-being in this population.

Curriculum Vitae



Corinne M. Henk

Corinne is a third year doctoral student in Quantitative Psychology at UNC Chapel Hill. Before coming to Chapel Hill, Corinne graduated Summa Cum Laude with a BA in Psychology from Villanova University. She then worked as a research assistant on an ecological momentary assessment (EMA) study at the Yale Stress Center and became interested in modeling within-person change and understanding interindividual differences in intraindividual variability. In the MAC lab, Corinne’s work has focused on the development and evaluation of models in the latent change score (LCS) framework. Corinne is currently working to develop models that map onto “change-to-change” theories (e.g., intraindividual changes in depression lead to intraindividual changes in cognitive health) and that can be applied to test longitudinal mediation among change processes.



Cara Arizmendi

Cara is a first year doctoral student at UNC Chapel Hill.  Before joining the quantitative psychology program, she earned her BA in Psychology and Women’s Studies from UNC, graduating with honors and highest distinction.  She then worked as a research assistant at the UNC Center for Women’s Mood Disorders and later in the Positive Emotions and Psychophysiology Lab at UNC.  Cara became interested in intensive repeated measures while working on a longitudinal study about the relationship between daily health behaviors and positive emotions.  She is interested in studying intraindividual change.