Faculty and Staff

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Folefac D. Atem, PhD

Assistant Professor

Biostatistics

Department: Biostatistics

Research Interests:

  • Modeling longitudinal studies
  • Single and Multiple imputation
  • Clinical trial designs
  • Diagnostics testing
  • Regression diagnostic
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Mary Sarah Baraniuk, PhD

Assistant Professor of Biostatistics

Biostatistics

Department: Biostatistics
Center: Coordinating Center for Clinical Trials
Phone Number: (713) 500-9512
Room Number: RAS E807 (Houston)

Research Interests:

  • Survival analysis
  • missing data
  • clinical trial methodology
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Ellen Breckenridge, PhD, JD

Scientific Communications Specialist & ALLHAT Publications Manager

Biostatistics

Department: Biostatistics
Center: Coordinating Center for Clinical Trials
Phone Number: (713) 500-9079
Room Number: RAS W904D (Houston)

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Wenyaw Chan, PhD

Professor

Biostatistics

Department: Biostatistics
Phone Number: (713) 500-9321
Room Number: RAS E827 (Houston)

Research Interests:

  • Stochastic modeling
  • longitudinal studies
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Yong Chen, PhD

Assistant Professor

Biostatistics

Department: Biostatistics
Phone Number: (713) 500-9569
Room Number: RAS W932 (Houston)

Research Interests:

  • Genetic epidemiology
  • survival analysis
  • epidemiological methods
  • Bayesian analysis
  • causal inference and missing data
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Lung-Chang Chien, DrPH

Assistant Professor

Biostatistics

Department: Biostatistics
Phone Number: (210) 276-9051

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Barry R. Davis, MD, PhD

Prof & Chair, Coordinating Center for Clinical Trials, & Guy S. Parcel Chair in Public Health

Biostatistics

Department: Biostatistics
Center: Coordinating Center for Clinical Trials
Phone Number: (713) 500-9515
Room Number: RAS W916 (Houston)

Research Interests:

  • Development and applications of statistical methods to clinical trials and epidemiology
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Stacia DeSantis, PhD

Associate Professor

Biostatistics

Department: Biostatistics
Phone Number: (713) 500-9582
Room Number: RAS E809 (Houston)

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Yun-Xin Fu, PhD

Betty Wheless Trotter Professor

Biostatistics

Department: Biostatistics
Center: Human Genetics Center
Phone Number: (713) 500-9813
Room Number: RAS E541 (Houston)

Research Interests:

  • Biostatistics
  • bioinformatics
  • molecular evolution
  • population genetics and computational biology
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K

Asha S. Kapadia, PhD

Professor Emeritus

Biostatistics

Department: Biostatistics
Phone Number: (713) 500-9180

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Soeun Kim, PhD

Assistant Professor

Biostatistics

Department: Biostatistics
Center: Coordinating Center for Clinical Trials
Phone Number: (713) 500-9562
Room Number: RAS W940 (Houston)

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Dejian Lai, PhD

Professor

Biostatistics

Department: Biostatistics
Center: Southwest Center for Occupational and Environmental Health
Phone Number: (713) 500-9270
Room Number: RAS W1006 (Houston)

Research Interests:

  • Biostatistics
  • chaos
  • demography
  • global health
  • life table
  • time series analysis
  • nonparametric methods
  • spatial statistics
  • statistical methods
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Luis Leon Novelo, PhD

Assistant Professor

Biostatistics

Department: Biostatistics
Phone Number: (713) 500-9573
Room Number: RAS E805 (Houston)

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Ruosha Li, PhD

Assistant Professor

Biostatistics

Department: Biostatistics
Phone Number: (713) 500-9572
Room Number: RAS W930 (Houston)

Research Interests:

  • Survival Analysis
  • Quantile Regression
  • (Semi) Competing Risks
  • Association
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Sheng Luo, PhD

Assistant Professor

Biostatistics

Department: Biostatistics
Center: Coordinating Center for Clinical Trials
Phone Number: (713) 500-9554
Room Number: RAS E815 (Houston)

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M

Lemuel A. Moye III, MD, PhD

Professor

Biostatistics

Department: Biostatistics
Center: Coordinating Center for Clinical Trials
Phone Number: (713) 500-9518
Room Number: RAS E1009 (Houston)

Research Interests:

  • Bayes methods
  • continuous time stochastic processes
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Adriana Perez, PhD

Associate Professor

Biostatistics

Department: Biostatistics
Center: Dell Center for Healthy Living
Phone Number: (512) 391-2524
Room Number: UTA 6.340 (Austin)

Research Interests:

  • Statistical methods for handling missing data
  • statistical methods for epidemiological research (including modeling)
  • sampling and sample size issues in health studies and statistical methods to account for the uncertainty due to measurement error.
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Sara L. Pressel, MS

Faculty Associate

Biostatistics

Department: Biostatistics
Center: Coordinating Center for Clinical Trials
Phone Number: (713) 500-9520
Room Number: RAS W908 (Houston)

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Lara M. Simpson, PhD

Faculty Associate

Biostatistics

Department: Biostatistics
Center: Coordinating Center for Clinical Trials
Phone Number: (713) 500-9503
Room Number: RAS W938 (Houston)

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Michael Swartz, PhD

Assistant Professor

Biostatistics

Department: Biostatistics
Phone Number: (713) 500-9570
Room Number: RAS W942 (Houston)

Research Interests:

  • Bayesian Statistical methods with applications in Genetics
  • Epidemiology
  • and Behavioral Science
  • Model Averaging and Variable selection Methods
  • Disease Risk Modeling
  • Simulation Studies to evaluate Epidemiologic Methods
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Barbara Tilley, PhD

Lorne Bain Distinguished Professor in Public Health & Medicine, & Chair, Department of Biostatistics

Biostatistics

Department: Biostatistics
Center: Coordinating Center for Clinical Trials
Phone Number: (713) 500-9564
Room Number: RAS E833 (Houston)

Research Interests:

  • Clinical trials
  • Parkinson's Disease
  • health disparities research
  • minority health
  • and movement disorders
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Peng Wei, PhD

Assistant Professor

Biostatistics

Department: Biostatistics
Center: Human Genetics Center
Phone Number: (713) 500-9565
Room Number: RAS E817 (Houston)

Research Interests:

  • Statistical genomics and genetics
  • Bayesian statistics
  • Graphical Models
  • Mixture Models
  • Statistical learning methodology and applications
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Momiao Xiong, PhD

Professor

Biostatistics

Department: Biostatistics
Center: Human Genetics Center
Phone Number: (713) 500-9894
Room Number: RAS E439 (Houston)

Research Interests:

  • Computational systems biology
  • functional genomics
  • bioinformatics
  • genetic epidemiology
  • statistical genetics
  • pharmacogenetics
  • population genetics
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Jose-Miguel Yamal, PhD

Assistant Professor

Biostatistics

Department: Biostatistics
Center: Coordinating Center for Clinical Trials
Phone Number: (713) 500-9566
Room Number: RAS W928 (Houston)

Research Interests:

  • Statistical learning methodology and applications
  • Statistical evaluation of diagnostic tests for classification
  • High-dimensional data mining
  • Early detection of disease
  • Optical technologies
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Hongjian Zhu, PhD

Assistant Professor

Biostatistics

Department: Biostatistics
Center: Coordinating Center for Clinical Trials
Phone Number: (713) 500-9580
Room Number: RAS W922 (Houston)

Research Interests:

  • Clinical Trials
  • Adaptive Designs and Sequential Monitoring
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