Biostatistics Faculty and Research Areas

Biostatistics PhD Program Faculty
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Faculty List

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Rebecca Andridge, PhD
University of Michigan, 2009
Position: Associate Professor, CPH Division of Biostatistics
Research interests:  Developing and evaluating statistical methods for handling missing data and for group-randomized trials

Kelly Archer PhotoKellie J. Archer, PhD
The Ohio State University, 2001
Position: Chair and Professor, CPH Division of Biostatistics
Research interests:  Statistical methods for the analysis of data from high-throughput genomic assays, discrete and ordinal response modeling, statistical computing, supervised learning and data mining

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Dena Asta, PhD
Carnegie Mellon University, 2015
Position: Assistant Professor, ASC Department of Statistics
Research interests: Geometric approaches to network inference and and non-parametric non-Euclidean methods

Guy Brock, PhD

Guy Brock, PhD
The University of New Mexico, 2003
Position: Research Associate Professor, College of Medicine, Biomedical Informatics
Research Interests: statistical genetics, bioinformatics, and genomics, integrated analysis of miRNA-mRNA data, competing risks and multi-state models, and missing value estimation in microarray data.

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Lo-Bin Chang PhD
Brown University, 2010
Position: Assistant Professor, ASC Department of Statistics
Research interests: Computer vision, mathematical and statistical finance, pattern theory, machine learning

Oksana Chkrebtii PhotoOksana Chkrebtii, PhD
Simon Fraser University, 2013
Position:  Assistant Professor, ASC Department of Statistics
Research interests: Inference for differential equation models, uncertainty quantification, likelihood-free inference

Jared Huling, PhD

Jared Huling, PhD
University of Wisconsin-Madison, 2017
Position:
Assistant Professor, ASC Department of Statistics
Research Interests:
My research interests focus on the development of precision medicine, causal inference, and statistical learning methodology for the analysis of complex observational studies. I am particularly interested in addressing various forms of population heterogeneity with the aim of improving patient and health outcomes. My research also includes methodological and computational developments with the aim of flexibly modeling highly complex and/or large-scale data.

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Elly Kaizar, PhD
Carnegie Mellon University, 2006
Position: Associate Professor, ASC Department of Statistics
Research interests: Meta-analysis and research synthesis, Bayesian hierarchical modeling and analysis of sample surveys

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Eben Kenah, PhD
Harvard School of Public Health, 2008
Position: Associate Professor, CPH Division of Biostatistics
Research interests: Survival analysis, Epidemiologic methods, Stochastic processes, Phylogenetics and casual inference

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Laura Kubatko, PhD
The Ohio State University, 1999
Position: Professor, ASC Department of Statistics
Research interests: Statistical genetics, including phylogenetics, population genetics, and genetic linkage studies

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Sebastian Kurtek, PhD
Florida State University, 2012
Position:  Assistant Professor, ASC Department of Statistics
Research interests: Statistical image analysis, statistical shape analysis, medical imaging, functional data analysis, computational statistics

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Li Lang, Ph.D
University of Michigan, 2001
Position: Professor and Chair of the Department of Biomedical Informatics
Research interests:  drug interaction and precision medicine; his lab uses biomedical informatics, systems pharmacology and statistical approaches to investigate drug interactions and genomics effects on drug efficacies and adverse drug events

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Stanley Lemeshow, Ph.D
University of California, Los Angeles, 1976
Position: Professor, CPH Division of Biostatistics
Research interests:  Genetics of PTEN in Cowden and related syndromes and familial cancer, genetic alterations in the epithelial and stromal compartment of prostate adenocarcinomas, innate immunity: elucidation and modulation cancer therapy, genetics of PTEN and molecular-based patient care, reducing cervical cancer in Appalachia, breast cancer prevention through nutrition, stress, aging and wound healing

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Shili Lin, PhD
University of Washington, 1993
Position: Professor, ASC Department of Statistics
Research interests:  Statistical genetics, genetic epidemiology, and bioinformatics

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Bo Lu, PhD
University of Pennsylvania, 2002
Position: Professor, CPH Division of Biostatistics
Research interests: Causal inference, propensity score matching, missing data and survey sampling

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James Odei, Ph.D
Utah State University, 2014
Position: Clinical Assistant Professor, CPH Division of Biostatistics
Research Interests:  Spatial, temporal, and spatio-temporal Statistics; environmental & ecological Statistics; Bayesian hierarchical modeling; statistical data   visualization; collaborative research in behavioral medicine, psychology, cancer, diabetes, and infectious diseases (HIV/AIDS, TB, etc.)

 

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Andy (Ai) Ni, PhD
University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, 2015
Position: Assistant Professor, CPH Division of Biostatistics
Research Interests: High-dimensional variable selection with survival outcomes, Individualized treatment regimen estimation with survival outcomes; Outcome-dependent sampling designs; High-dimensional variable selection with measurement error

Subhadeep Paul, PhD

Subhadeep Paul, PhD
University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, 2017
Position:
Assistant Professor, ASC Department of Statistics
Research Interests:
My research focuses on statistical inference in complex networks, including their multi-layer and dynamic variants. I aim to develop computationally feasible model based as well as spectral and matrix factorization based methods to analyze networks. I am also interested in the analysis of neuroimaging data obtained from both functional MRI and in-vivo Calcium imaging and much of my current research is motivated by such applications.

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Michael Pennell, Ph.D
University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, 2006
Position: Associate Professor, CPH Division of Biostatistics
Research interests: Design and analysis of group randomized trials, first hitting time models for survival analysis, Bayesian nonparametrics, toxicological risk assessment

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Matthew Pratola, PhD
Simon Fraser University, Vancouver, Canada, 2010
Position: Assistant Professor, ASC Department of Statistics
Research interests: Computer model calibration, uncertainty quantification, and scalable Bayesian non-parametric regression models applied to environment, climate and environmental health problems.

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Grzegorz A. Rempala, D.Sc. Habilitatus
Post-doctoral degree, Warsaw Technical University, Warsaw,  Poland, 2007
Position: Professor, CPH Division of Biostatistics
Research interests: Genomics, bioinformatics, mathematical statistics, mathematical epidemiology, classical probability theory, stochastic processes

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Patrick Schnell, PhD
University of Minnesota, 2017
Position: Assistant Professor, CPH Division of Biostatistics
Research interests: Bayesian inference, clinical trials, treatment effect heterogeneity, simultaneous inference, and complex diseases.

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Abigail Shoben, PhD
University of Washington, 2010
Position: Associate Professor, CPH Division of Biostatistics
Research interests: Group sequential methods, longitudinal data, epidemiologic applications, clinical trials

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Jennifer Sinnott, PhD
Harvard University, 2012
Position: Assistant Professor, ASC Department of Statistics

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Chuck Song, PhD
University of Pittsburgh, 2012
Position: Assistant Professor, CPH Division of Biostatistics
Research interestsdeveloping methods for statistical genetics and genomics, as well as methods for meta-analysis or integrative analysis of high-throughput data 

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Asuman Turkmen, PhD
Auburn University, 2008
Position: Associate Professor, ASC Department of Statistics
Research interests: Robust statistics, outlier detection, dimension reduction and its applications in genome-wide association studies


Emeritus Faculty

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Jason Hsu, PhD
Purdue University, 1977
Position: Professor Emeritus, ASC Department of Statistics
Research interests: Multiple comparisons and statistical computing

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H.N. Nagaraja, PhD
Iowa State University, 1980
Position: Professor Emeritus, CPH Division of Biostatistics
Research interests: Order and record statistics, measuring agreement, stochastic modeling of biomedical data, biostatistical applications

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Thomas Santner, PhD
Purdue University, 1973
Position: Professor Emeritus, ASC Department of Statistics
Research interests: Computer experiments (with special emphasis on statistical applications in orthopedics), statistical applications in biomechanics and biomaterials

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Elizabeth Stasny, PhD
Carnegie Mellon University, 1983
Position: Professor Emeritus, ASC Department of Statistics

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Joe Verducci, PhD
Stanford University, 1982
Position: Professor Emeritus, ASC Department of Statistics