Ph.D. is a Professor of Psychology and the Director of Biobehavioral Statistics at the Behavioral Medicine Research Center at the University of Miami, Coral Gables FL. Her expertise is in quantitative methodology, which she has applied to the designand analysis of numerous collaborative research projects in behavioral medicine for the past 35 years. Her interests include applications of latent variable models to address questions about measurement, mechanisms, and change processes in cardiovascular behavioral medicine.  She has extensive experience teaching statistics and research methods at the graduate level and has been the recipient of numerous awards for her teaching. She has worked in the Middle East studying the consequences of war-exposure on children’spsychological and physical health.Currently, she is involved in the Hispanic Community Health Study/Study of Latinos (HCHS/SOL), the larges tepidemiological study of Latino health in the US. Dr. Llabre has been the Statistics Editor for the journal Psychosomatic Medicine: Journal of Biobehavioral Medicine since 2005.She chairs the American Psychological Association’s panel to develop guidelines for the treatment of obesity. She is a Fellow of the American Psychological Association, the Society of Behavioral Medicine, and the Academy of Behavioral Medicine Research.