Daniel Zelterman PhD

Professor of Public Health (Biostatistics)

Biographical Info

Professor Zelterman's research interests are centered in applied statistics. He is the Co-Director of the Biostatistics Core at the Yale Cancer Center and is Co-Director of the Methodology and Biostatistics Core of the Center for Interdisciplinary Research in AIDS (CIRA). He is a consultant to the pharmaceutical industry and serves as an Adviser to the Food and Drug Administration.

His research covers survival analysis, clinical trial design, modeling of cancer mechanisms, and discrete distributions. His interests in cancer epidemiology and genetics have brought him to examine the analysis of pedigrees, familial clusters of disease, and similar computationally intensive statistical methods. He is the author of five books on the statistical analysis of discrete data and associate editor of five scientific journals. He is an elected fellow of the American Statistical Association.

In his spare time, he enjoys backpacking and plays bassoon in several community orchestras.


International Activity

  • AIDS Research
    Saint Petersburg, Russia   (2013)
    Collaborate with investigators in St. Petersburg through CIRA.

Education & Training

Ph.D.
Yale University (1983)

Professional Service

  • US FDA

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