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Daniel Zelterman, PhD

Professor Emeritus of Biostatistics

Research Summary

Daniel Zelterman, Ph.D., Director of the Biostatistics Core is Professor of Public Health (Biostatistics) at the Yale School of Public Health and Associate Director of the Biostatistics Shared Resource for the Yale Comprehensive Cancer Center. Dr. Zelterman provides methodological expertise to the Core for the design and analysis of basic science and Phase I/II cancer studies, while still maintaining his collaborations with cancer center investigators on numerous basic and clinical studies. He also develops training activities for cancer center members and Core staff. Educationally, Dr. Zelterman teaches a biostatistics course to Radiation Therapy fellows each fall and is the instructor for the YSPH course on Statistical Thinking, attended by a number of medical students every year. His research focus is centered in applied statistics and 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 statistical analysis of discrete data and associate editor of five scientific journals. He is an elected fellow of the American Statistical Association. Dr. Zelterman has collaborated with a large number of cancer center members including Joann Sweasy and Joanne Weidhass in laboratory studies, Peter Glazer on his DNA repair program project and Maysa Abu-Khalaf, Lindsay Harris and Deepak Narayan in clinical studies.

Research Interests

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

Public Health Interests

Bioinformatics; Biomarkers; Cancer; Genetics, Genomics, Epigenetics; HIV/AIDS; Modeling

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