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Mustafa Yildiz


Assistant professor

Department of Research

Mustafa Yildiz is an assistant professor at Cizik School of Nursing at the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth Houston) in the Department of Research. He is a methodology researcher for the behavioral sciences who concentrates on measurement of human behavior. More specifically, he developed an item response theory application for his doctoral dissertation, and he currently works on multilevel models, latent variable models for longitudinal studies with caregiver populations. Apart from running analyses on real datasets, he also uses simulation studies to answer certain research problems. Within the past five years, he taught courses on measurement (both graduate and undergraduate level) and worked as a statistician before joining Cizik School of Nursing in December 2023.


School of Education, Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, MI
PhD in Evaluation, Measurement & Research
May, 2017

School of Education, Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, MI
MA in Evaluation, Measurement & Research
December 2012

Education Faculty, Kocaeli University, Kocaeli, Turkey
BA in Mathematics and Science Education
July 2006

Clinical/Research Focus

Measurement in behavioral sciences; item response theory, structural equation models, multilevel models.