Aaron James Kaat

  • 280 Citations
20132023
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Research Interests

Dr. Kaat received his Ph.D. in Psychology - Intellectual and Developmental Disorders and a secondary graduate concentration in quantitative psychology from the Ohio State University. After that, he joined the research faculty at FSM to develop and validate self- and parent-report measures and direct assessments.

Dr. Kaat is a Research Assistant Professor in the Department of Medical Social Sciences at Northwestern University. He has a strong background in psychometrics and child development—in particular intellectual, and developmental disorders (I/DD). His research program relates to measure development, adaptation, and validation in special populations using psychometrics and latent variable models. He is particularly interested in multiple-group item response theory (IRT), where the special populations may have a different distributional form than in the reference—i.e., general—population. At Northwestern, Dr. Kaat has emphasized psychometrics related to the instruments within the HealthMeasures suite (i.e. the NIH Toolbox, PROMIS, PROMIS Pediatric, Neuro-QoL, and ASCQ-Me).

Education/Academic qualification

PhD, Ohio State University

… → 2014

Research interests

  • Autism Spectrum Disorders
  • Developmental Psychopathology
  • Patient-Reported Outcomes
  • Psychology
  • Psychometrics
  • Quality of Life

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Grants 2014 2023

SP0046767 Data Stats Core

Condon, D. M., Gershon, R., Kaat, A. J. & Schalet, B. D.

National Institute on Aging

9/15/185/31/23

Project: Research project

Libraries
Software
Research Personnel
Population
Aptitude

Research Output 2013 2019

AO patient outcomes center: Design, implementation, and evaluation of a software application for the collection of patient-reported outcome measures in orthopedic outpatient clinics

Rothrock, N. E., Bass, M., Blumenthal, A., Gershon, R., Hanson, B., Joeris, A., Kaat, A. J., Morrison, S., O'Toole, R. V., Patel, S., Stover, M. D., Weaver, M. J., White, R., Diaz, M. V. & Vrahas, M. S., Apr 1 2019, In : Journal of medical Internet research. 21, 4, e10880.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Ambulatory Care Facilities
Orthopedics
Software
Information Systems
Computer Systems

Beyond pass-fail: Examining the potential utility of two thresholds in the autism screening process

Roberts, M. Y., Stern, Y., Hampton, L. H., Grauzer, J. M., Miller, A., Levin, A., Kornfeld, B., Davis, M. M., Kaat, A. & Estabrook, R., Jan 2019, In : Autism Research. 12, 1, p. 112-122 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Autistic Disorder
Psychometrics
Early Diagnosis
Research Design
Logistic Models
3 Citations (Scopus)
Mental Disorders
Mental Health
Primary Health Care
Population
Delivery of Health Care
3 Citations (Scopus)
Child Behavior
Checklist
Information Storage and Retrieval
Problem Behavior
Aggression
1 Citation (Scopus)

Systematic review and meta-analysis comparing topical corticosteroids with vehicle/moisturizer in childhood atopic dermatitis

Fishbein, A., Mueller, K., Lor, J., Smith, P., Paller, A. & Kaat, A. J., Jul 1 2019, In : Journal of Pediatric Nursing. 47, p. 36-43 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Atopic Dermatitis
Meta-Analysis
Adrenal Cortex Hormones
Age Groups
Outcome Assessment (Health Care)