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Levent Dumenci



1301 Cecil B. Moore Avenue
Ritter Annex, 939
Philadelphia, PA 19122


  • PhD, Psychometrics (Major) and Statistics (Minor), Iowa State University
  • MS, Psychometrics, Iowa State University
  • Non-degree, Intensive English, University of Southern California
  • BS, Psychology, Hacettepe University, Ankara, Turkey


Levent Dumenci joined Temple University College of Public Health as professor in July 2015. His NIH (NIMH, NCI) funded research focuses on test development and discrete latent variable modeling of behavioral data. He is the author of Latent Kappa. His primary interests include structural equation modeling specification of multitrait-multimethod matrix, statistical modeling of observed and unobserved heterogeneity, estimation of situational specificity of behavioral ratings, modeling of latent agreement, and health literacy. He provides consultation to students and research faculty on statistical modeling of data originating from quasi-experimental and non-experimental designs. He has served in NIH and NSF study sections and currently serves on editorial boards of two international journals. He has extensive experience in collaborating with researchers applying for externally funded projects. Additionally, Dumenci leads the Biostatistics Support Center.

Research Interests

  • Biostatistics
  • Cancer Prevention
  • Epidemiology
  • Psychometrics
  • Structural Equation Modeling 
  • Test Construction