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Iris Eekhout is a PhD student at the department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics and at the department of Muscoskeletal Health of the EMGO+ Institute at the VU University Medical Center in Amsterdam, the Netherlands.

Education: In 2008 she finished her Bachelors degree in psychology at Leiden University and as part of this degree studied one semester at the University of Montana, USA. In 2010 she finished her Masters degree in Clinical Psychology and her Masters degree in Methodology and Statistics at Leiden University. .

Research experience: At the University of Montana she volunteered in a research project on domestic violence. During her Masters Clinical Psychology she did a research internship at Leiden University investigating the relation between worry and word use in a student sample. For her Methodology and Statistics master she did an research internship at the Netherlands Forensic Institute researching dimension reduction methods in gasoline data to calculate likelihood ratios for forensic comparsons.

PhD: From November 2010 until October 2014 she worked as a PhD student on the project to investigate how to handle missing data in questionnaire items and total scores.As part of her PhD project Iris spend three months at the Arizona State University (Feb 2013 - May 2013) as a research scholar. She collaborated with Prof. Craig Enders on a project on handling item score missings in longitudinal data. 

The defense ceremony for Iris' PhD project will be on January 6th 2015, 3.45pm at the VU University. Title: Don't Miss Out! Incomplete data can contain valuable information.