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Hongyu Zhao, PhD

Department Chair and Ira V. Hiscock Professor of Biostatistics, Professor of Genetics and Professor of Statistics

Research Interests

Genetics; Public Health; Computational Biology; Statistics; Genomics; Herbal Medicine; Proteomics; Biostatistics; Microbiota

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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Maria Ciarleglio, PhD

Assistant Professor of Biostatistics

Maria Ciarleglio is an assistant professor at the Yale School of Public. An expert in design, monitoring and analysis of Phase III 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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Elizabeth Brooks Claus, PhD, MD

Professor of Biostatistics; Director of Medical Research, School of Public Health; Director of Stereotactic Radiosurgery, Department of Neurosurgery, Brigham and Women's Hospital

Director of Medical Research, School of Public Health

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

Research Interests

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

Elizabeth B. Claus, MD, PhD 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 Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston. She is a member of the board of advisors for the Acoustic Neuroma Association (ANA) as well as the Central Brain Tumor Registry of the United States (CBTRUS). Dr. Claus' work is focused in cancer and genetic epidemiology...

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Forrest W. Crawford, PhD

Assistant Professor of Biostatistics, Assistant Professor of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology

Forrest Crawford's work focuses on mathematical and statistical problems related to discrete structures and stochastic processes in epidemiology, public health, biomedicine, and evolutionary science.

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Denise Ann Esserman, PhD

Associate Professor of Biostatistics

Research Interests

Longitudinal Studies; Public Health; Sampling Studies; Randomized Controlled Trial; Biostatistics

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 R Holford, PhD

Susan Dwight Bliss Professor of Biostatistics and Professor of Statistics

Research Interests

Asthma; China; Lung Neoplasms; Parasitology; Public Health; Global Health; Statistics; Geographic Information Systems

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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Michael John Kane, PhD, MA

Assistant Professor of Biostatistics

Research Interests

Statistics

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Haiqun Lin, MD, PhD

Associate Professor of Biostatistics

Research Interests

Public Health; Statistics; Biostatistics

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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Shuangge Steven Ma, PhD

Associate Professor of Biostatistics

Research Interests

Economics; Neoplasms

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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Robert Walter Makuch, PhD

Professor of Biostatistics and in the Child Study Center; Director, Regulatory Affairs Track

Director, Regulatory Affairs Track

Research Interests

Infant, Premature; Public Health; Smoking Cessation; Clinical Trials, Phase IV as Topic; Biostatistics

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 Natale Peduzzi, PhD

Professor of Biostatistics; Director, Yale Center for Analytical Sciences (YCAS)

Director, Yale Center for Analytical Sciences (YCAS)

Research Interests

Clinical Trial; Biostatistics; Comparative Effectiveness Research

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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Jeffrey Townsend, PhD

Associate Professor of Biostatistics and Associate Professor of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology; Director of Bioinformatics, Yale Center for Analytical Sciences

Director of Bioinformatics, Yale Center for Analytical Sciences

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

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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Anita Wang, PhD

Associate Professor of Biostatistics

Research Interests

Statistics; Genomics; Biostatistics

Dr. Wang is Associate professor of Biostatistics at Yale School of Public Health and affiliate member of the Program on Computational Biology and Bioinformatics. Her research focuses on the development of statistical and computational methods to address problems in genetics, in particular, the identification of genes contributing to human complex diseases, such as alcohol use disorder and cancer. She has developed statistical methods to address both dependent and partially-observed data and...

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Joshua Lindsey Warren, PhD

Assistant Professor of Biostatistics

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 Biostatistics

Research Interests

Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome; Epidemiology; Genetics; Computational Biology; Statistics; Biomarkers, Pharmacological; Biostatistics

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Heping Zhang, PhD

Susan Dwight Bliss Professor of Biostatistics, Professor in the Child Study Center and Professor of Statistics

Research Interests

Child Psychiatry; Epidemiology; Infertility; Mental Health; Pregnancy; Psychiatry; Computational Biology; Statistics; Genomics; Biostatistics

Dr. Zhang published over 250 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, substance use, and reproductive medicine. He directed a training program in mental health research that was funded by the NIMH. He directs the Collaborative Center for Statistics in Science that coordinates the Reproductive Medicine Network to evaluate treatment...

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Research Scientists

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Russell C Barbour, PhD

Associate Research Scientist in Biostatistics; Associate Director for Research Methods and Analysis, Center for Interdisciplinary Research on AIDS

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

Research Interests

Statistics as Topic; Diseases

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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Eugenia Buta, PhD

Associate Research Scientist in Biostatistics

Research Interests

Statistics; Biostatistics

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Lisa Calvocoressi, PhD

Associate Research Scientist in Biostatistics

Research Interests

Mammography; Meningioma; Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder

Dr. Calvocoressi’s primary research interests are in cancer epidemiology and prevention. Past projects include participation in a multisite study that examined the impact of genetic and environmental factors on the development of meningiomas, and investigation of factors influencing mammography screening in diverse populations. Dr. Calvocoressi is currently collaborating with the Clinical Epidemiology Research Center at the Veterans Affairs Connecticut Healthcare System where her work focuses...

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Quan Chen

Associate Research Scientist in Biostatistics

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Feng Dai, PhD, MS

Research Scientist in Biostatistics

Research Interests

Anesthesia and Analgesia; Diseases; Health Care

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Stephen Gaffney, PhD

Associate Research Scientist in Biostatistics

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Erich J Greene, PhD

Associate Research Scientist in Biostatistics

Research Interests

Mathematical Computing; Models, Statistical; Statistics; Biostatistics

Erich Greene is a biostatistician and statistical programmer at the Yale Center for Analytical Sciences (YCAS). Prior to joining YCAS, he spent more than a decade as the primary fMRI data analyst and programmer at the Yale Memory and Cognition Laboratory. He holds a master's in physics from Cornell, a doctorate in psychology from Princeton, and a fondness for the serial comma.

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Ralitza Gueorguieva, PhD

Senior Research Scientist in Biostatistics; Director of Biostatistics in Psychiatry (Psychiatry)

Director of Biostatistics in Psychiatry (Psychiatry)

Research Interests

Psychiatry; Research Design; Models, Statistical; Risk Assessment

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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Hao Huang, MD, MPH

Research Scientist in Biostatistics

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Yong Kong, PhD

Research Scientist in Biostatistics

Associate Director, Bioinformatics Resource at W.M. Keck Foundation Biotechnology Laboratory

Research Interests

Information Science; Mathematical Computing

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Tassos Constantino Kyriakides, PhD

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

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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Kuang-Yao Lee, PhD

Associate Research Scientist in Biostatistics

Dr. Kuang-Yao Lee received his BS and MS degrees in Mathematics at National Taiwan University in 2002 and 2005. He then completed his Ph.D. in statistics at Pennsylvania State University in 2012. His current research interests span across two disciplines, statistical genomics and machine learning with high dimensionality as a common theme. Much of his work has been published in top journals with applications to various fields such as bioinformatics, image analysis and functional data. He also...

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Marilyn Jane Stolar, PhD

Associate Research Scientist in Biostatistics

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 Biostatistics

Research Interests

Statistics; Genomics; Systems Biology; Biostatistics

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Zheng Wang, PhD

Associate Research Scientist in Biostatistics

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 Biostatistics

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Yuping Zhang, PhD

Visiting Assistant Professor of Biostatistics

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ZiMing Zhao, PhD

Associate Research Scientist in Biostatistics

Dr. Zi-Ming Zhao currently holds a Research Rank Faculty position in Department of Biostatistics at Yale University. As a computational biologist, she has broad interests in questions related to origins and evolution of life and human diseases. At Yale, she has been focusing on understanding the origins and progression of cancer with the goal of identifying molecular markers for cancer diagnosis, prognosis, and therapeutics.

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Heather G Allore, PhD

Professor

Director, Yale Program on Aging Biostatistics Core

Director, Data Management and Statistics Core, Yale Alzheimer's Disease Research Center

Co-director of the Biostatistics and Bioinformatics Core of the Yale Transdisciplinary Collaborative Center for Precision Medicine focused on Health Disparities

Adjunct Professor, Harldsplass Deaconess Hospital, University of Bergen, Norway

Research Interests

Aging; Geriatrics; Statistics as Topic; Frail Elderly; Mathematical Concepts; Biostatistics

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Peter Michael Aronow

Assistant Professor of Political Science and in the Institute for Social and Policy Studies and of Public Health (Biostatistics)

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Cynthia A Brandt, MD, MPH

Professor of Emergency Medicine and of Anesthesiology

Research Interests

Health Services; Medical Informatics; Medical Informatics Applications; Preventive Medicine; Public Health; Informatics

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James David Dziura, MPH, PhD

Professor of Emergency Medicine

Deputy Director, Yale Center for Analytical Sciences

Deputy Director, Yale Data Coordinating Center

Research Interests

Clinical Trials as Topic; Data Collection; Diabetes Mellitus; Emergency Medicine; Epidemiology; Nutritional and Metabolic Diseases; Obesity; Statistics as Topic

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Michael Wininger, PhD

Michael Wininger is an Assistant Clinical Professor at the Yale School of Public Health, Department of Biostatistics. He maintains co-appointments at the Department of Veterans Affairs Cooperative Studies Program (Statistician of Medicine) and University of Hartford (Assistant Professor). Dr. Wininger's areas of focus are in device data stream analysis, applied algorithmics, clinical trial design and operation.

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Lecturers

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Claude Petit, MPH, PhD

Lecturer in Biostatistics

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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