Linda Deacon has served as an independent statistical consultant since 1985. She has coordinated the data management and statistical analysis of state and federally funded longitudinal and multi-center research. She has co-authored several articles published in the fields of medicine and psychology and has assisted in the editing of statistical textbooks and documentation for statistical software. She has designed and assisted in the development of survey instruments currently in use at various medical centers, universities and county regional centers. She regularly advises doctoral candidates on the formulation, statistical analysis and interpretation of research hypotheses.
Linda has worked with doctoral candidates at Alliant University, UCLA, UCSF, USC, Fuller Theological Seminary, U Texas, California Graduate Institute, U Chicago, Phillips Institute, U Connecticut, and others. She assists students in formulating hypotheses, developing statistical methodology for testing hypotheses, running analyses and interpreting results.
Statistics Help for Students
Survey design, formulating hypotheses, content organization, data analysis, results analysis, graphs and tables, PowerPoint presentations.
Psychology, forensic psychology, traditional medicine, oriental medicine, nursing, theology, sociology.
Frank D. Lanterman Regional Center, Harbor Regional Center
Design surveys of consumer, service provider and staff satisfaction and various evaluations conducted by the executive staff; analyze data and produce in-house reports and presentations; design instrument for record audits mandated by the State of California and provide bi-annual record audit reports.
US Department of Health and Human Services
Project statistician and co-evaluator for Project Milagro and Nuestras Familias, National Abandoned Infants Assistance Resource Center multi-site studies: Tracking and Improving Health and Permanency Planning for Young Children of Women with HIV Infection and Substance Abuse
Exploratorium, San Francisco, CA
Provide on-demand statistical consultation for National Science Foundation-funded research studies of visitor groups conducted at the museum.
UCLA American Indian Studies Center
Provide statistical analysis and comprehensive report assessing conditions on 17 Indian reservations within and outside Public Law 280 jurisdiction.
State of California
Project statistician and co-evaluator for Project Escuelita, Proposition 10 First Five School Readiness Initiative: Home-based and Center-based Pre-School Programs in East Los Angeles
Easter Seals of Southern California
Develop survey instrument, manage longitudinal data and provide quarterly reports for Weingart Foundation funded grant to track volunteer and paid employment of people with disabilities.
John Wayne Cancer Institute, Santa Monica, CA
Senior statistician providing consulting services to research fellows and assisting in analysis of cancer data from international clinical trials.
UCLA Department of Biomathematics, Los Angeles, CA
Staff consultant, Statistical/Biomathematical Consulting Clinic (SBCC) providing statistical consulting services for research conducted within the School of Medicine.
BMDP Statistical Software Inc., Westwood, CA
Technical editor, part of a two-person team re-writing the 300+ page statistical software manual.
UCLA School of Medicine, Los Angeles, CA
Staff consultant, Division of Child Development, managing data for two National Institutes of Mental Health funded longitudinal studies of high-risk infants; assisting physicians & psychologists with statistical analyses.
UCLA Neuropsychiatric Institute, Los Angeles, CA
Staff consultant, managing data and providing statistical analysis for several federally-funded research studies.
Dissertation Writing Consultant
“Without a doubt Linda Deacon is an incredible statistician! Over the past 10 years Linda has assisted me in countless research projects. I would not be where I am in my career today without her expertise. Not only is she the warmest human being around, she is brilliant and easy to work with.”
Susan Regas, PhD
Distinguished Professor of Clinical Psychology
“Linda Deacon is the best statistical consultant and data analyst I have known in my over forty years as a researcher. She works wonderfully with graduate students because she is excellent at describing statistical techniques in a clear, coherent manner and mentoring students in applying and interpreting them.”
Linda J Beckman, PhD
“I highly recommend Linda Deacon as a statistician. Linda’s ability to find innovative solutions to unique research projects is amazing. In addition, she takes personal interest in the research project with which she is involved. Linda also takes the time to make the statistics understandable for non-statisticians such as myself. I look forward to working with Linda on future research projects.”
Robert J. Laughlin, MS, LAc, Doctoral Candidate