Faculty

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Hongyu Zhao, PhD

Department Chair

Ira V. Hiscock Professor of Public Health (Biostatistics) and Professor of Genetics and of Statistics

Biography

Dr. Hongyu Zhao is the Ira V. Hiscock Professor of Biostatistics and Professor of Statistics and Genetics, Chair of the Biostatistics Department and the Co-Director of Graduate Studies of the Inter-Departmental Program in Computational Biology and Bioinformatics at Yale University. He received his B.S. in probability and statistics from Peking University in 1990 and Ph.D. in statistics from the University of California at Berkeley in 1995. His research interests are the applications of...

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Research Interests

Genomics

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Maria Ciarleglio, PhD

Assistant Professor of and Lecturer in Public Health (Biostatistics)

Biography

Maria Ciarleglio is an assistant professor at the Yale School of Public. An expert in design, analysis and monitoring of clinical trials, she worked with the Cooperative Studies Program Coordinating Center at the Department of Veterans Affairs in West Haven, Connecticut for several years after completing her PhD at Yale. Her current research is focused on hybrid Bayesian-frequentist clinical trial design.

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Research Interests

Clinical Trials as Topic

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Elizabeth Claus, PhD, MD

Professor of Public Health (Biostatistics)

Director of Medical Research, School of Public Health

Director of Stereotactic Radiosurgery, Department of Neurosurgery, Brigham and Women's Hospital

Biography

Elizabeth B. Claus, Ph.D., M.D., is Professor and Director of Medical Research in the Yale University School of Public Health as well as Attending Neurosurgeon and Director of Stereotactic Radiosurgery within the Department of Neurosurgery at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital. She is a past permanent member of the NIH Epidemiology and Disease Control Study Section II (Epidemiology of Cancer) and a member of the board of advisors for the Central Brain Tumor Registry of the United States (CBTRUS),...

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Research Interests

Breast Neoplasms; Epidemiology; Meningioma; Neurosurgery; Statistics as Topic; Central Nervous System Neoplasms

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Forrest Crawford, PhD

Assistant Professor of Public Health (Biostatistics) and of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology

Biography

Forrest Crawford's work focuses on statistical methods for learning from stochastic processes in genetics, evolution, epidemiology, neuroscience, and public health. His ongoing projects include studies of evolutionary dynamics of infectious diseases, intra-host viral evolution, DNA sequence alignment, DNA forensics, reporting error models for self-reported quantities in surveys, and analysis of medical image data. He is also interested in theoretical and methodological issues in statistical...

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Research Interests

Genetics; Influenza A virus; Genomics; Infectious Disease Medicine

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Denise Esserman, PhD

Associate Professor of Public Health (Biostatistics)

Biography

Denise Esserman joined the Yale School of Public Health faculty in 2014 as an associate professor of biostatistics. She is interested in methods related to clustered randomized trials and the impact of the ICC and other factors on calculating sample size. As a member of the Yale Center for Analytical Sciences, she collaborates with a number of departments at the Yale School of Medicine, including the Clinical and Translational Science Award Program, Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute,...

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Theodore Holford, PhD

Susan Dwight Bliss Professor of Public Health (Biostatistics) and Professor of Statistics

Biography

Theodore Holford, Ph.D, is Susan Dwight Bliss Professor of Epidemiology and Public Health (Biostatistics). His scholarly work involves the development and application of statistical methods in public health and the training of individuals developing careers in health research. He developed an approach for analyzing temporal trends in disease rates using the age-period-cohort modeling framework that has be used extensively in the analysis of cancer incidence and mortality trends. He currently...

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Research Interests

Statistics

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Haiqun Lin, MD, PhD

Associate Professor of Public Health (Biostatistics)

Biography

Dr. Haiqun Lin has been a faculty member in biostatistics since upon her graduation with a PhD in Biometry and Statistics from Cornell University in 2000. Her research expertise includes longitudinal and multilevel data analysis. Prior to her education and career in biostatistics, she obtained a medical degree from Peking University Health Science Center and worked for Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention. She obtained her Masters degree in cellular and molecular biology prior to...

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Research Interests

Statistics

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Shuangge Steven Ma, PhD

Associate Professor of Public Health (Biostatistics)

Biography

Dr. Ma received his Ph.D. degree in statistics at University of Wisconsin in 2004. Prior to arriving at Yale, Dr. Ma was a Senior Fellow in Collaborative Health Studies Coordinating Center (CHSCC) and Department of Biostatistics at University of Washington. He has been involved in developing novel statistical and bioinformatics methodologies for analysis of cancer (NHL, breast cancer, melanoma, lung cancer), mental disorders, and cardiovascular diseases. He has also been involved in health...

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Research Interests

Economics; Neoplasms

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Robert Makuch, PhD

Professor of Public Health (Biostatistics) and in the Child Study Center

Director, Regulatory Affairs Track

Biography

Robert Makuch is a professor in the Department of Biostatistics at the Yale School of Public Health and Director of the Regulatory Affairs Track. A graduate of the University of Connecticut (BA), University of Washington (MA – mathematics), and Yale University (MPhil, PhD), Professor Makuch worked at the National Cancer Institute (NCI) and the World Health Organization’s International Agency for Research on Cancer early in his career. He also was heavily involved in HIV research from the mid...

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Peter Peduzzi, PhD

Professor of Public Health (Biostatistics)

Director, Yale Center for Analytical Sciences (YCAS)

Biography

Peter is professor of biostatistics at YSPH and director of YCAS and the BSR of YCC. He was recruited to establish YCAS and bring all biostatistics under one umbrella at YMS. He also serves on the Executive Committee and Protocol Review Committee for YCC. Dr. Peduzzi has more than 30 years’ experience in the design, conduct and analysis of clinical trials and comparative effectiveness studies. Before coming to Yale he was the Director of the VA Cooperative Studies Program Coordinating Center at...

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Research Interests

Clinical Trial

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Jeffrey Townsend, PhD, ScD

Associate Professor of Public Health (Biostatistics) and of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology

Director of Bioinformatics, Yale Center for Analytical Sciences

Biography

Professor Townsend received his Ph.D. in 2002 in organismic and evolutionary biology from Harvard University, under the advisement of Daniel Hartl. His Ph.D. was entitled "Population genetic variation in genome-wide gene expression: modeling, measurement, and analysis", and constituted the first population genetic analysis of genome-wide gene expression variation. After making use of the model budding yeast S. cerevisiae for his Ph.D. research, Dr. Townsend accepted an appointment as a Miller...

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Research Interests

Algorithms; Bacteria; Bacterial Infections and Mycoses; Beer; Bread; Cell Transformation, Neoplastic; Coccidioidomycosis; Computing Methodologies; Biological Evolution; Fungi; Genetic Engineering; Microbiological Phenomena; Models, Genetic; Models, Theoretical; Mycoses; Neoplasm Metastasis; Neoplasms; Phylogeny; Viruses; Wine; Models, Statistical; Likelihood Functions; Logistic Models; Polymerase Chain Reaction; Sequence Analysis, DNA; Nonlinear Dynamics; Molecular Epidemiology; Gene Transfer Techniques; Crops, Agricultural; Evolution, Molecular; Nature; Sequence Analysis, Protein; Gene Expression Profiling; Public Health Informatics; Microarray Analysis; Genetic Speciation; Host-Pathogen Interactions; Genetic Phenomena; Mathematical Concepts; Metabolic Phenomena; Organisms; Phenomena and Processes

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Zuoheng Anita Wang, PhD

Assistant Professor of Public Health (Biostatistics)

Biography

Dr. Wang is Assistant professor of biostatistics at Yale School of Public Health and affiliate member of the program on computational biology and bioinformatics. Her research focuses on development of statistical and computational methods to address problems in genetics, in particular, the identification of genes contributing to common complex diseases. She has developed statistical methods to address both dependent and partially-observed data and has applied these methods to problems in...

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Research Interests

Statistics; Genomics

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Joshua Warren, PhD

Assistant Professor of Public Health (Biostatistics)

Biography

Joshua Warren is an assistant professor in the Department of Biostatistics at the Yale School of Public Health. He received his Ph.D. in statistics from North Carolina State University in 2011. Dr. Warren’s research focuses on statistical methods in public health with an emphasis on environmental health problems. Much of his work involves introducing spatial and spatiotemporal models in the Bayesian setting to learn more about associations between environmental exposures, such as air pollution,...

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Daniel Zelterman, PhD

Professor of Public Health (Biostatistics)

Biography

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 ...

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Research Interests

Statistics

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Heping Zhang, PhD

Susan Dwight Bliss Professor of Public Health (Biostatistics) and Professor in the Child Study Center and of Statistics

Biography

Dr. Zhang published over 220 research articles and monographs in theory and applications of statistical methods and in several areas of biomedical research including epidemiology, genetics, child and women health, mental health, and substance use. He directs a training program in mental health research funded by the NIMH. He directs the Collaborative Center for Statistics in Science that coordinates two major national research networks to understand the etiology of pregnancy outcomes and to...

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Research Interests

Genomics

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Bingqing Zhou, PhD

Assistant Professor of Public Health (Biostatistics)

Biography

Dr Zhou’s primary research interests are in the areas of survival analysis and analysis of correlated responses, with particular focus on competing risks survival data. Her current work involves regression modeling of cumulative incidence for competing risks data. Her other area of focus is design and analysis of clinical trials. Her collaborative research has involved cancer, aging, and Nephrology.

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Research Scientists

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Russell Barbour, PhD

Associate Research Scientist in Public Health (Biostatistics)

Associate Director for Research Methods and Analysis, Center for Interdisciplinary Research on AIDS

Biography

My academic training is in human ecology, so I take an ecological perspective to my work in epidemiological statistics. Of special interest is data that is correlated by space, social networks or other factors. Missing data and other lacunae in data sets has become my specialty

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Research Interests

Statistics as Topic; Diseases

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Eugenia Buta, PhD

Associate Research Scientist in Public Health (Biostatistics)

Research Interests

Statistics as Topic

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Lisa Calvocoressi, PhD

Associate Research Scientist in Public Health (Biostatistics)

Biography

Dr. Calvocoressi’s primary research interests are in cancer epidemiology and prevention. She is currently participating in a multisite study that is examining the impact of genetic and environmental factors on the development of meningiomas. She has also investigated factors influencing mammography screening in diverse populations.

In addition, Dr. Calvocoressi is the primary developer of the Family Accommodation Scale, an interviewer-rated instrument used worldwide in research and clinical...

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Research Interests

Meningioma

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Michael Campbell, PhD

Associate Research Scientist in Public Health (Biostatistics)

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Feng Dai, PhD

Research Scientist in Public Health (Biostatistics)

Adjunct Assistant professor, Department of Anesthesiology, University of Pittsburgh

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Research Interests

Anesthesia and Analgesia; Diseases; Health Care

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Stephen Gaffney, PhD

Associate Research Scientist in Public Health (Biostatistics)

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Ralitza Gueorguieva, PhD

Senior Research Scientist in Public Health (Biostatistics)

Director of Biostatistics in Psychiatry (Psychiatry)

Biography

Dr. Gueorguieva obtained her Ph.D. in Statistics from University of Florida in 1999 and has been a faculty member of the Department of Biostatistics at Yale University School of Public Health since 2000. Her research interests are in methodological development of models for longitudinal data and outcomes of different types, assessment of risk and the application of innovative statistical approaches for clinical trials data. She has developed statistical techniques for simultaneous analysis of...

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Research Interests

Psychiatry; Research Design; Models, Statistical; Risk Assessment

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Lin Hou, PhD

Associate Research Scientist in Public Health (Biostatistics)

Biography

Education
B. S. Peking University (2006)
PH. D. Peking University (2011)

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Hao Huang, MD, MPH

Associate Research Scientist in Public Health (Biostatistics)

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Ratnakar Josyula, PhD

Associate Research Scientist in Public Health (Biostatistics)

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Michael Kane, PhD, MA

Associate Research Scientist in Public Health (Biostatistics)

Research Interests

Statistics

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Tassos Kyriakides, PhD

Associate Research Scientist in Public Health (Biostatistics)

Biostatistician; Acting Deputy Director, Cooperative Studies Program Coordinating Center (West Haven, CT), Department of Veterans Affairs

Research Interests

Clinical Trials as Topic; Epidemiologic Methods; Statistics as Topic; Multicenter Studies as Topic; Epidemiologic Research Design; Survival Analysis; Randomized Controlled Trials as Topic; Controlled Clinical Trials as Topic

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Li Qin, PhD

Associate Research Scientist in Medicine (Cardiology)

Biography

Li Qin, PhD is an Associate Research Scientist of Medicine (Cardiology) at Yale, a member in the analytical group of the Center for Outcomes Research and Evaluation (CORE) at the Yale-New Haven Hospital. She completed her undergraduate degree in Biology at the University of Science and Technology of China, Hefei, China, her master degree in Statistics at North Dakota State University, Fargo, ND, and her PhD degree in Biostatistics at University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA. After graduation,...

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Marilyn Stolar, PhD

Associate Research Scientist in Public Health (Biostatistics)

Biography

Dr. Stolar earned her PhD in Public Health (Biostatistics) at Yale in 2003, focusing her studies on statistical methodology for Psychiatric Epidemiology (e.g. family studies), and for HIV-AIDS research. This was followed by several years of experience in the pharmaceutical industry that included Clinical Pharmacology, early phase Neuroscience drug development, safety reporting, and development and analysis of Patient Reported Outcome measures. Dr. Stolar returned to the Yale School of Public...

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Ning Sun, PhD

Research Scientist in Public Health (Biostatistics)

Research Interests

Statistics; Genomics

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Zheng Wang, PhD

Associate Research Scientist in Public Health (Biostatistics)

Biography

Zheng Wang is Research Scientist at the Department of Biostatistics, Yale School of Public Health, Yale University. After completing a PhD at the Clark University in 2006, he held a post-doctoral fellowship at the University of Iowa. He joined Yale University in 2007, and held a post-doctoral association position at the Ecology and Evolutionary Biology Department. He is an expert on fungal taxonomy, especially classification and taxonomy of the Leotiomycetes, Pezizomycetes, Geoglossomycetes,...

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Xiaoqing Yu, PhD

Associate Research Scientist in Public Health (Biostatistics)

Secondary

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Heather Allore, PhD

Associate Professor of Medicine (Geriatrics) and of Public Health (Biostatistics)

Director, Yale Program on Aging Biostatistics Core

Research Interests

Statistics as Topic; Mathematical Concepts

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James Dziura, MPH, PhD

Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine, of Medicine (Endocrinology) and of Public Health (Biostatistics)

Deputy Director, Yale Center for Analytical Sciences

Research Interests

Diabetes Mellitus; Epidemiology; Nutritional and Metabolic Diseases; Obesity; Statistics as Topic

Voluntary & Adjunct

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Peter Diggle, PhD

Professor (Adjunct) of Public Health (Biostatistics)

Biography

Professor Peter Diggle is currently an EPSRC Senior Fellow, leading a research programme in Spatial and Longitudinal Data Analysis at the University of Lancaster.

Current methodological themes include: geostatistical analysis; spatial and spatio-temporal point processes; joint modelling of repeated measurement and time-to-event outcomes in longitudinal studies. Current areas of application include: real-time disease surveillance; environmental exposure measurement; tropical disease prevalence...

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Mingxiu Hu, PhD

Professor (Adjunct) of Public Health (Biostatistics)

Lecturers

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Claude Petit, MPH, PhD

Lecturer in Public Health (Biostatistics)

Biography

Claude Petit received her Masters’ degree (1993) from one of France’s leading institutions of higher learning in statistics and economics. She earned her Phd, concurrent with a medical degree in 1999 in the field of Biostatistics from the University of Kremlin Bicêtre (France) where she studied under Prof. Jean Maccario, employing Bayesian methods as applied to clinical trials, specifically involving the study and treatment of schizophrenia.

She served as Adjunct Professor in Mathematics &...

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Joseph Scheeren, PharmD, ScD

Lecturer in Public Health (Biostatistics)