Timothy R. Brick is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Human Development and Family Studies at the Pennsylvania State University.

His work focuses on the development and application of cutting-edge computational, statistical, and machine learning methods to solve complex problems in the behavioral and health sciences  and help people to thrive despite adversity.  He has a specific interest in tools and techniques for the collection and analysis of intensive longitudinal data about the individual, interpersonal, and environmental factors that influence emotion, development, and health across the lifespan.

Dr. Brick is a member of the core development team of the OpenMx software for extended Structural Equation Modeling and is the Primary Investigator of the Wear-IT framework for smartphone- and wearable-based collection of intensive longitudinal data.

Research Interests

  • Intensive Longitudinal Data
  • Machine Learning / Data Mining
  • Ecological Momentary Assessment
  • Smartphone data collection
  • Wearable health and activity monitors
  • Open Science Practices
  • Science Optimization


  • Ph.D., Cognitive and Quantitative Psychology, University of Virginia