Daniel Zelterman PhD

Professor of Public Health (Biostatistics)

Research Interests

Applied statistics


Research Summary

Professor Zelterman's research interests are centered in applied statistics. He is the 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). His research covers survival analysis, 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 analysis of statistical data and associate editor of five scientific journals. He is an elected fellow of the American Statistical Association.


Selected Publications

  • Tulupyev A, Suvorova A, Sousa J, Zelterman D (2013). Beta prime regression with application to risky behavior frequency screening. Statistics in Medicine doi: 10.1002/sim.5820. PMID: 23616229
  • Lygizos M, Shenoi SV, Brooks RP, Bhushan A, Brust JCM, Zelterman D, Deng Y, Northrup V, Moll AP, Friedland GH. (2013). Natural ventilation reduces high TB transmission risk in traditional homes in rural KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. BMC Infectious Diseases doi: 10.1186/1471-2334-13-300. PMID: 23815441
  • Pilarski R, Patel DA, Weitzel J, McVeigh T, Dorairaj JJ, Heneghan HM, Miller N, Weidhaas JB, Kerin MJ, McKenna M, Wu X, Hildebrandt M, Zelterman D, Sand S, Shulman LP. (2012). The KRAS-Variant is associated with risk of developing double primary breast and ovarian cancer. PLoS One 7 5:e37891. PMID: 22662244
  • Zelterman, D. (2010). Applied Linear Models With SAS. Cambridge University Press
  • Chae WJ, Gibson TF, Zelterman D, Hao L, Henegariu O, Bothwell AL. (2010). Ablation of IL-17A abrogates progression of spontaneous intestinal tumorigenesis. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 107: 5540(4). UI: 20212110
  • Zelterman D, Tulupyev A, Heimer R, Abdala N (2010). Statistical design for a small serial dilution series. Statistics in Medicine 29: 411--20. UI: 19943329
  • Saif MW, Hashmi S, Zelterman D, Almhanna K, Kim R. (2008). Capecitabine vs continuous infusion 5-FU in neoadjuvant treatment of rectal cancer. A retrospective review. International Journal of Colorectal Disease. 23(2):139-45
  • Gueorguieva R, Rosenheck R, Zelterman D (2008). Dirichlet component regression and its applications to psychiatric data. Computational Statistics & Data Analysis. 52: 5344-55
  • Zelterman, D. Models for Discrete Data, 2nd edition, Oxford University Press, 352, 2006.

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