Ross Jacobucci

Assistant Professor

Assistant Professor
E440 Corbett Family Hall
Notre Dame, IN 46556
+1 574-631-2589

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Statistical Learning and Measurement (SLAM) Lab

Professor Jacobucci is NOT open to admitting graduate students for fall 2024 matriculation.

Primary Area: Quantitative

Research and teaching interests

Suicidal Thoughts and Behaviors, Machine Learning, Intensive Longitudinal Research


I am an assistant professor of psychology and my research focus is in the development and application of statistical models for clinical research, with specific applications of complex models to suicide research. This has been applied in two primary subdomains: 1) incorporating and assessing measurement error into machine learning, and 2), identifying longitudinal subtypes with machine learning.


Ph.D. University of Southern California

B.A. Luther College

Representative Publications

Brandmaier, A. M. & Jacobucci, R. (forthcoming). "Machine-learning approaches to structural equation modeling." In R. H. Hoyle (Ed.), Handbook of structural equation modeling (2nd Edition). Guilford Press.

*Li, X., & Jacobucci, R. (in press). "Regularized structural equation modeling with stability selection." Psychological Methods.

Jacobucci, R., Littlefield, A., Millner, A. J., Kleiman, E. M., & Steinley, D. (2021). "Evidence of inflated prediction performance: A commentary on machine learning and suicide research." Clinical Psychological Science, 9, 129-134.

Jacobucci, R., & Grimm, K. J. (2020). "Machine learning and psychological research: The unexplored effect of measurement." Perspectives on Psychological Science, 15, 809-816.

Jacobucci, R., Grimm, K. J., & McArdle, J. J. (2016). "Regularized structural equation modeling." Structural Equation Modeling, 23, 555-566.