Biostatistics

Lisa M. Sullivan
Professor and Chair. Also, Associate Dean for Education, Associate Professor of Mathematics & Statistics, Boston University College of Arts & Sciences.
PhD, MA, Boston University.
Areas of interest: design and analysis of epidemiological studies, risk functions, clinical trials, statistical education.

Josée Dupuis
Professor and Associate Chair.
PhD, MS, Stanford University.
Areas of interest: statistical genetics and genetics mapping of complex traits.

Full Time

Howard J. Cabral
Professor and Co-Director of the Biostatistics Program.
PhD, MPH, Boston University.
Areas of interest: analysis of longitudinal data, statistical computing, and effects of missing data on estimation.

Christine E. Chaisson
Research Assistant Professor. Also, Director, Data Coordinating Center.
MPH, Boston University.
Areas of interest: data management and study design.

Debbie Cheng
Professor.
ScD, Harvard University.
Areas of interest: design and analysis of clinical trials, longitudinal data analysis, infectious diseases, and substance abuse research.

Gerald A. Coffman
Research Assistant Professor.
MS, University of Pittsburgh; MS, Michigan State University.
Areas of interest: statistical computing, database system development, and local area networks.

L. Adrienne Cupples
Professor and Co-Executive Director of the Biostatistics Program; Professor of Epidemiology.
PhD, MA, Boston University.
Areas of interest: statistical methods for observational studies, survival analysis, and genetic epidemiology

Serkalem Demissie
Associate Professor and Co-Director of Biostatistics Program.
PhD, MPH, Boston University.
Areas of interest: epidemiology, statistical genetics, missing data methods.

Anita L. DeStefano
Professor and Director of the Graduate Certificate Program in Statistical Genetics. Also, Associate Professor of Neurology, Boston University School of Medicine, and Associate Director of the Boston University Medical Center Genome Science Institute.
PhD, Cornell University; MS, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University.
Areas of interest: biostatistics and statistical genetics.

Gheorghe Doros
Associate Professor. Also, Director of Biostatistics Consulting Group.
PhD, MA, Yale University; MS, University of Bucharest, Romania.
Areas of interest: censored data, data analysis, survival analysis, asymptotics, nonparametric estimation, and clinical trials.

Susan S. Fish
Professor. Also, Professor of Epidemiology. Co-Director, Master of Arts in Clinical Investigation Program, Graduate Medical Sciences, Boston University School of Medicine.
PharmD, University of Minnesota; MPH, Boston University.
Areas of interest: clinical trials, human subjects research, research ethics, study designs.

David R. Gagnon
Associate Professor. Senior Biostatistician, Massachusetts Veterans Epidemiology Research and Information Center (MAVERIC).
PhD, MPH, Boston University; MD, Tufts University.
Areas of interest: statistical computing, longitudinal data analysis, pharmacoepidemiology, survival analysis, categorical data analysis, Bayesian analysis, and MCMC methods.

Mayetri Gupta
Associate Professor.
PhD, Harvard University; MS, Indian Statistical Institute.
Areas of interest: interface of statistics and computational biology, Bayesian methodologies, clustering techniques, and statistical inference.

Timothy C. Heeren
Professor. Also, Professor of Epidemiology. Director of Biostatistics Master of Public Health Program.
PhD, Boston University.
Areas of interest: biostatistics and analysis of scaled data.

Michael LaValley
Professor.
PhD, Pennsylvania State University; MS, Ohio State University.
Areas of interest: analysis of longitudinal and correlated data, analysis of survival data, analysis of ordinal data, statistical computing, meta-analysis, correlated data, predictive modeling, and arthritis research.

Suzette M. Levenson
Research Assistant Professor. Also, Assistant Dean of Administration and Finance.
MPH, MEd, Boston University.
Areas of interest: data management and study design.

Ching-Ti Liu
Assistant Professor.
MS, National Central University; PhD, MS, University of California, Los Angeles.
Areas of interest: statistical genetics, bioinformatics, and statistical data analysis.

Kathryn Lunetta
Professor.
PhD, MS, University of Michigan.
Areas of interest: statistical genetics and mapping of complex traits.

Joseph Massaro
Associate Professor.
PhD, MA, Boston University.
Areas of interest: clinical trials in medical devices; clinical trials in pharmaceuticals and biologics, adaptive clinical trial designs, observational studies, cardiovascular disease, risk prediction.

Kerrie Nelson
Research Associate Professor.
PhD, MSc, University of Washington-Seattle.
Areas of interest: modeling correlated data, statistical modeling for reliability, modeling longitudinal and clustered data, and diagnostic testing.

Michael J. Pencina
Associate Professor.
PhD, Boston University; MA, Warsaw University.
Areas of interest: statistical epidemiology and survival analysis, evaluation of model performance, and clinical and medical device trials.

Sarah Rosner Preis
Research Assistant Professor.
ScD, Harvard University; MPH, Emory University.
Areas of interest: cardiovascular and nutritional epidemiology, and epidemiologic methods.

Paola Sebastiani
Professor.
PhD, University of Rome, Italy; MA, University College, London.
Areas of interest: bioinformatics, Bayesian modeling, experimental design, machine learning, epidemic surveillance, and time series analysis.

Jenny (Xiuzhen) Sun
Research Assistant Professor.
PhD, Texas A&M University; MS, Southern Methodist University; MS, Nanjing University.
Areas of interest: longitudinal data analysis, clinical trials and statistical genetics.

Georgios TripodisAssistant Professor.
PhD, MSc, London School of Economics; MPhil, University of Cambridge.
Areas of interest: time series modeling and statistical inference, Kalman filter, and measurement error models.

Janice M. Weinberg
Associate Professor.
ScD, Harvard University; MS, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Areas of interest: design and analysis of clinical trials, correlated data analysis, and statistical methods for environmental epidemiology.

Laura F. White
Associate Professor.
PhD, SM, Harvard University.
Area of interest: spatiotemporal analysis, statistical modeling of disease outbreaks, infectious diseases, and public health surveillance.

Qiong Yang
Associate Professor.
PhD, MA, Columbia University.
Areas of interest: biostatistics and statistical genetics.

Part Time

Arlene S. Ash
Research Professor. Also, Professor, University of Massachusetts Medical School.
PhD, University of Illinois; MS, Washington University.

Alexa Beiser
Professor. Also, Professor of Neurology.
PhD, Boston University; MA, University of California, San Diego.

Mark Chang
Adjunct Professor.
PhD, MS, University of Massachusetts, Amherst.

Ming-Huei Chen
Research Assistant Professor. Also, Research Assistant Professor of Neurology, Boston University School of Medicine.
PhD, Boston University.

Ralph B. D’Agostino
Professor. Also, Professor of Epidemiology. Professor of Mathematics & Statistics and Executive Director of Biostatistics Program, Boston University College of Arts & Sciences. Professor of Law, Boston University School of Law.
PhD, Harvard University; AM, Boston University.

Kimberly Dukes
Adjunct Assistant Professor. President and CEO, DM-STAT.
PhD, MA, Boston University.

Robert J. Glynn
Adjunct Assistant Professor. Associate Professor of Medicine (Biostatistics), Harvard Medical School.
ScD, SM, Harvard University; PhD, MA, Brandeis University; MA, Boston College.

Nicholas Horton
Adjunct Associate Professor.
ScD, Harvard University.

Shih-Jen Hwang
Adjunct Research Assistant Professor. Epidemiologist/Statistician, Framingham Heart Study.
PhD, MHS, Johns Hopkins University; MPH, Taiwan University.

Gyungah Jun
Research Assistant Professor. Also, Research Assistant Professor of Medicine, Boston University School of Medicine.
PhD, Case Western Reserve University; MSc, Seoul National University.

W. Evan Johnson
Assistant Professor.  Also, Assistant Professor of Medicine, Boston University School of Medicine.
PhD, MA, Harvard University.

Martin Larson
Research Professor. Also, Research Professor of Mathematics & Statistics, College of Arts & Sciences, Boston University and Research Associate Professor of Medicine, Boston University School of Medicine.
ScD, SM, Harvard University.

Robert A. Lew
Associate Professor.
PhD, MS, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.

Chunyu Liu
Adjunct Assistant Professor.
PhD, MA, Boston University.

Mark Logue
Research Assistant Professor. Also, Research Assistant Professor of Molecular Medicine, Boston University School of Medicine.
PhD, MS, University of Iowa.

Elena Losina
Adjunct Associate Professor.
PhD, Boston University; MSc, Odessa University.

Sandeep Menon
Adjunct Assistant Professor.
PhD, MPH, Boston University.

Al Ozonoff
Adjunct Associate Professor. Also, Director, Design and Analysis Core, Clinical Research Program, Children’s Hospital Boston and Adjunct Assistant Professor, Biostatistics, Harvard University School of Public Health.
PhD, MA, University of California, Santa Barbara.

P. K. Tandon
Adjunct Associate Professor. Vice President, Genzyme Corporation.
PhD, Ohio State University.

Soe Soe Thwin
Adjunct Assistant Professor.
PhD, Boston University; MS, University of Washington, Seattle.

Vanessa Xanthakis
Instructor. Also, Instructor of Medicine, Boston University School of Medicine.
PhD, Boston University; MS, University of Athens.

Xiaoyan Yin
Research Assistant Professor. Also, Research Assistant Professor of Neurology, Boston University School of Medicine.
PhD, Boston University; MS, University College London.

Bin Zhang
Adjunct Research Assistant Professor.
DSc, Harvard University; MA, University of Michigan.