Faculty and Staff


Lara M. Simpson, PhD

Faculty Associate


Department: Biostatistics
Center: Coordinating Center for Clinical Trials
Phone Number: (713) 500-9503
Room Number: RAS W908 (Houston)

Research Interests:

  • Clinical Trials|Epidemiology|Cardiovascular and Chronic Diseases|Biostatistics|Women's Health

Michael Swartz, PhD

Associate Professor


Department: Biostatistics
Center: Center for Big Data in Health Sciences
Phone Number: (713) 500-9570
Room Number: RAS E815 (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