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I am an Assistant Professor at the University of California - Los Angeles in the Department of Psychology - Quantitative Area. I previously worked with Dr. Andrew Hayes in the Mechanisms and Contingencies Lab. I completed my PhD in Quantitative Psychology at the Ohio State University in 2018. I was an NSF Graduate Research Fellow. I completed my M.A. in Psychology in Summer 2016, and my M.S. in Statistics in Winter 2016. I graduated from the University of Washington with a B.S. in Psychology and a minor in Mathematics in 2013. My research interests include mediation, moderation, conditional process models, structural equation modeling, measurement, and meta-science. Hear my name.





North Seattle Community College

2009 - 2011  Associates Degree


University of Washington

2011 - 2013 B.S. Psychology (Minor: Mathematics)


Ohio State University

2014 - 2016  M.A. Quantitative Psychology

2014 - 2016  M.S. Statistics

2014 - 2018  PhD Quantitative Psychology

Green, R., Lin, J., Montoya, A. K., Bello, M. S., Grodin, E. N., Ryu, H., Ho, D., Leventhal, A. M., and
Ray, L. A. (2022). Characteristics Associated with Treatment Seeking for Smoking Cessation Among Heavy-
Drinking Research Participants. Frontiers in Psychiatry, Section: Addictive Disorders. DOI: 10.3389/fp-

Tibbe, T. D. & Montoya, A. K. (2022). Correcting the bias correction for the bootstrap confidence
interval in mediation analysis. Frontiers in Psychology. DOI: 10.3389/fpsyg.2022.810258


Meredith, L. R., Grodin, E. N., Montoya, A.K., Miranda Jr., R., Squeglia, L. M., Towns, B., Evans, C.,
Ray, L. A. (2022). The Effect of Neuroimmune Modulation on Subjective Response to Alcohol in the Natural
Environment. Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research, 46 (5), 876-890. DOI: 10.1111/acer.14821

Montoya, A. K. (2022). Selecting a Within- or Between-Subject Design for Mediation: Validity, Causality,
and Statistical Power.Multivariate Behavior Research. DOI: 10.1080/00273171.2022.2077287



Graduate Studies in Arts and Sciences

I was recently asked to participate in filming a recruitment video for the College of Arts and Sciences at Ohio State University. I really enjoyed having an opportunity to speak about why I chose Ohio State and why it's a great place for me and other students.

To learn more about the graduate programs in the College of Arts and Sciences at OSU visit their website.

Research Spotlight: Amanda Montoya

As an undergraduate I had a role as an Undergraduate Research Leader and Mary Gates Scholar. The Undergraduate Research Program asked me to work with them to record a video about my thesis work and here it is!

To learn more about the Undergraduate Research Program at the University of Washington visit their website.


Department of Psychology
University of California - Los Angeles
1285 Franz Hall, Box 951563
Los Angeles, CA 90095 U.S.A.


Office: Pritzker Hall 4530


Twitter: @AmandaKMontoya


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