Daniel Zelterman, PhD

Professor of Biostatistics

Departments & Organizations

School of Public Health: Biostatistics | Center for Interdisciplinary Research on AIDS

Cancer Center: Developmental Therapeutics | SPORE in Lung Cancer

Faculty Research

Office of Cooperative Research


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.

Education & Training

PhD Yale University (1983)

Professional Service

  • Special Advisor US FDA

International Activity

  • AIDS Research Saint Petersburg, Russia (2013)

    Collaborate with investigators in St. Petersburg through CIRA.

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Contact Info

Daniel Zelterman, PhD
Office Location
Laboratory of Epidemiology and Public Health
60 College Street, Ste 204

New Haven, CT 06510
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Mailing Address
Yale School of Public HealthPO Box 208034
60 College Street

New Haven, CT 06520-8034

Curriculum Vitae

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Following a recent orchestra concert

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Blazing the Appalachian Trail in the Green Mountains of Vermont