Kyle T. Turner

Epidemiology & Biostatistics
Senior Lecturer

Curriculum Vitae

Epidemiology & Biostatistics

  • Ph.D., Educational Psychology with an emphasis in Quantitative Methodology, The University of Georgia, 2019
  • M.P.H, Biostatistics, The University of Georgia, 2011
  • Graduate Certificate, Applied Research & Evaluation, Georgia Southern University, 2021
  • B.S., Mathematics, North Georgia College & State University, 2008
Areas of Expertise

Research: Rasch Measurement Theory (RMT), invariant measurement in the human sciences
Teaching: Applied statistics and research methods




American Educational Research Association
National Council on Measurement in Education

Course Instruction
  • BIOS 2010 – Elementary Biostatistics
  • BIOS 3000 – Intermediate Biostatistics
Research Interests

My research focuses on using a functional data analysis (FDA) framework to solve problems in psychometrics and educational measurement, specifically in the area of model-data fit.

Selected Publications

Mdodo, R., Gust, D., Otieno, F. O., McLellan-Lemal, E., Chen, R. T., LeBaron, C., Turner, K., . . . Mills, L. A. (2016). Investigation of HIV incidence rates in a high-risk, high-prevalence Kenyan population: Potential lessons for intervention trials and programmatic strategies. Journal of the International Association of Providers of AIDS Care (JIAPAC), 15(1), 42-50. doi:10.1177/2325957413511667

Kasonde, M., Niska, R. W., Rose, C., Henderson, F. L., Segolodi, T. M., Turner, K., . . . Paxton, L. A. (2014). Bone mineral density changes among HIV-uninfected young adults in a randomised trial of pre-exposure prophylaxis with tenofovir-emtricitabine or placebo in Botswana. PLoS ONE, 9(3), e90111. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0090111

Segolodi, T. M., Henderson, F. L., Rose, C. E., Turner, K., Zeh, C., Fonjungo, P. N., . . . Paxton, L. A. (2014). Normal laboratory reference intervals among healthy adults screened for a HIV pre-exposure prophylaxis clinical trial in Botswana. PLoS ONE, 9(4), e93034. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0093034


Tanaka, V., Engelhard, G., & Turner, K. (2020, April). Functional clustering for detecting within-person dimensionality. Paper to be presented at the annual meeting of the National Council on Measurement in Education in San Francisco, CA. (Conference canceled)

Turner, K., Engelhard, G., & Wang, J. (2018, April). Using functional data analysis to analyze unfolding models. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association in New York, NY.

Turner, K. & Engelhard, G. (2018, April). Using functional data analysis to model person response functions. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the National Council on Measurement in Education in New York, NY.