Daniel W. King, Ph. D
- Ph.D., University of Washington
Daniel King received his PhD in Measurement and Evaluation from the University of Washington, Seattle. He has been affiliated with the Behavioral Science Division of the National Center for Posttraumatic Stress Disorder, VA Boston Healthcare System, since 1995. He is also affiliated with the Massachusetts Veterans Epidemiology Research and information Center, VA Boston, and holds a joint appointment as Research Professor of Psychiatry at Boston University School of Medicine.
Dr. King’s substantive area of research is trauma and its consequences, particularly posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), with special application to military and veteran populations. He approaches this research area from the perspective of a quantitative psychologist interested in the design, statistical, and measurement underpinnings that allow for valid inference. For about 25 years, he has contributed to the trauma and mental health literature, largely via works that have sought to introduce newly emerging methodological strategies to this field. He has also contributed pedagogical articles to help disseminate these newer methods to trauma researchers (to include overviews and demonstrations of growth curve analysis, structural equation modeling, item response theory, and contemporary missing data techniques). He recently directed a project funded by the National Institute of Mental Health titled New Longitudinal Methods for Trauma Research, which likewise reflects a concentration on state-of-the-art design and statistical applications for longitudinal data. His most recent interest has been the application of dynamic longitudinal methodologies to study the long-term impact of stressful events over the lifespan.
Dr. King currently serves as an Associate Editor for Psychological Trauma: Theory, Research, Policy, and Practice. He is the recipient of the Robert S. Laufer Award for Outstanding Scientific Achievement in the Field of PTSD and an award for Outstanding Contribution to Trauma Research Methodology, both from the International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies, and the Distinguished Graduate Award from the University of Washington.
- King, D. W., Orazem, R. J., Lauterbach, D., King, L. A., Hebenstreit, C. L., & Shalev, A. Y. (2009). Factor structure of posttraumatic stress disorder as measured by the Impact of Event Scale – Revised: Stability across cultures and time. Psychological Trauma: Theory, Research, Practice, and Policy, 1, 173-187.
- King, D.W., King, L.A., Mcardle, J.J., Shalev, A.Y., & Doron-LaMarca, S. (2009). Sequential temporal dependencies in associations between symptoms of depression and posttraumatic stress disorder: An application of bivariate latent difference score structural equation modeling. Multivariate Behavioral Research, 44, 437-464.
- King, D. W., King, L. A., McArdle, J. J., Grimm, K., Jones, R. T., & Ollendick, T. H. (2006). Characterizing time in longitudinal trauma research. Journal of Traumatic Stress, 19, 205-215.
- King, D. W., Taft, C. T., King, L. A., Hammond, C., & Stone, E. R. (2006). Directionality of the association between social support and posttraumatic stress disorder: A longitudinal investigation. Journal of Applied Social Psychology, 36), 2980.
- King, D. W., King, L. A., Erickson, D. J., Huang, M. T., Sharkansky, E. J., Wolfe, J. (2000). Posttraumatic stress disorder and retrospectively reported stressor exposure: A longitudinal prediction model. Journal of Abnormal Psychology, 109, 624-633.
- King, D. W., King, L. A., Foy, D. W., Keane, T. M., & Fairbank, J. A. (1999). Posttraumatic stress disorder in a national sample of female and male Vietnam veterans: Risk factors, war-zone stressors, and resilience-recovery variables. Journal of Abnormal Psychology, 108, 164-170.
- King, D. W., Leskin, G. A., King, L. A., & Weathers, F. W. (1998). Confirmatory factor analysis of the Clinician-Administered PTSD Scale: Evidence for the dimensionality of posttraumatic stress disorder. Psychological Assessment, 10, 90-96.