Dr. Sinclair grew up in a military family and has lived in over 15 cities within the United States. She comes to us most recently from earning a concurrent doctoral degree in Human Development and Family Studies and master's degree in Applied Statistics from Penn State. In her substantive work, she studies factors affecting the development of lesbian, gay, and bisexual (LGB) youth, including sexual attraction and identity, relationships with family members and peers, victimization on the basis of sexual orientation, and mental health and suicide risk. In her methodological work, she studies person-specific models for intensive longitudinal studies, including time series analysis, hidden Markov models, and p-technique.
Dr. Sinclair is available for short-term statistical and methodological consulting through funding provided by FMI. She also has a joint appointment with the Southwest Institute for Research on Women.
She is an enormous fan of literature, quilting, fresh vegetables, and Arizona sunsets. Her daughter is a particular fan of sunsets viewed from Gates Pass.