Eric Duku, PhD., P.Stat


Offord Centre for Child Studies
Department of Psychiatry and Behavioural Neurosciences
Faculty of Education University of Ottawa

Mailing Address

Dept of Psychiatry and Behavioural Neurosciences
McMaster University & Offord Centre for Child Studies
1280 Main Street West, Hamilton ON L8S 4K1

Phone: (905) 521-2100 Ext 77346
Fax: (905) 574-6665

Appointments, cross appointments, fellowships

  • Senior Statistician, Offord Centre for Child Studies
  • Assistant Professor (part-time), Department of Psychiatry and Behavioural Neurosciences
  • PhD Candidate, University of Ottawa

Research Interests

  • Research Methodology
  • Applied Statistics
  • Growth Curve Modeling
  • Structural Equation Modeling
  • Measurement Invariance and cross-cultural validation of instruments
  • Rasch Analysis
  • International research and fieldwork in early child development

Selected Publications

Vaillancourt, T., Duku, E., Becker, S., Schmidt, L., Nicol, J., Muir, C., & MacMillian, H. (online August 2011). Peer victimization, depressive symptoms, and high salivary cortisol predict poor memory in children.  Brain and Cognition. doi:10.1016/j.bandc.2011.06.012

Vaillancourt, T., Trinh, V., McDougall, P., Duku, E., Cunningham, L., Cunningham, C., Hymel, S., & Short, K. (2010). Optimizing population screening of bullying in school-aged children. Journal of School Violence, 9, 233-250. doi: 10.1080/15388220.2010.483182 

Vaillancourt, T., deCatanzaro, D., Duku, E., Muir, C. (2009). Androgen dynamics in the context of children's peer relations: An examination of the links between testosterone and peer-victimization. Aggressive Behavior, 35, 103-113. doi: 10.1002/ab.20288

Vaillancourt, T. , Duku, E, deCatanzaro, D., MacMillan, H., & Muir, C., & Schmidt, L.A. (2009). Variation in hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal axis activity among bullied and non-bullied children. Aggressive Behavior, 34, 294-305. doi: 10.1002/ab.20240