Gleb Haynatzki, PhD, DSc

Interim Chair

Professor of Biostatistics
University of Nebraska Medical Center
College of Public Health

Professional Summary

  • 2008- Present   University of Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha
  • 1997-2008       Creighton University School of Medicine, Omaha
  • 1995-1997       McMaster University, Hamilton, Canada


  • PhD Statistics & Applied Probability, University of California, SB, 1995
  • MA  Statistics, University of California, Santa Barbara, 1993
  • DSc Mathematical Sciences, St K Ohridski U, Sofia, Bulgaria, Europe, 1989
  • MSc Mathematical Sciences, St K Ohridski U, Sofia, Bulgaria, Europe, 1984

Courses Taught

  • BIOS 806 Biostatistics I, UNMC (Summer 2009)
  •  M2 ICE Biostatistics for Evidence-Based Medicine, UNMC (Spring 2009)
  • M2 ICE Epidemiology, UNMC (Spring 2009)
  • CRC Symposium - Biostatistics, UNMC (Fall 2008, Spring 2009, Fall 2009)
  • IDC 138 Evidence-Based Medicine, Creighton U (Spring 2004-2008)
  • BMS 525 Intro to Biostatistics, Creighton U (Spring 1998-2000, 2002, 2004, 2006, 2008)
  • MED 483 Intro to Clinical Epidemiology & Clinical Research (Fall 2007)
  • BMS 661 Human Population Genetics (Spring 1999, 2001)
  • Applied Stochastic Processes, McMaster U, Canada (Spring 1997)
  • Topics in Biostatistics, McMaster U, Canada (Spring 1997)

 Research Interest & Projects

Statistical models in survival analysis, cancer epidemiology, carcinogenesis, cancer genetics, hereditary cancer, health disparities; quantitative modeling of bone biology and osteoporosis

Selected Publications

  • Haynatzki GR, Haynatzka VR, Ghiorzo P, Sherman S, "PCCR study for Italy: The effects of meat consumption, preparation, and meat-derived carcinogens on the risk of sporadic pancreatic cancer", Proceedings of the 42nd Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences - 2009.
  • Haynatzki GR, "Biostatistics education at the Master's level in the USA: Practical information for other countries", Proceedings of the 4th (Bulgarian) National Seminar on Stochastic/Statistical Education - Kiten, Bulgaria, June 22-27, 2009.
  • Haynatzki GR, Haynatzka VR, "Statistical models in health disparities research", In: The Role of Cultural Proficiency in Eliminating Health Disparities, Kosoko-Lasaki O, Cook C, O'Brien RL, (Eds.), Jones and Bartlett Publishers, 2008.
  • Lappe J, Cullen D, Haynatzki G, Recker R, Ahlfs R, Thompson K, "Calcium and vitamin D supplementation decreases incidence of stress fractures in female Navy recruits", J Bone & Miner Res. 23:741-9, 2008
  • Haynatzki GR, Haynatzka VR, Brand RE, Lynch HT, Sherman SA, "Nonparametric versus parametric statistical approaches for genetic anticipation: The pancreatic cancer case", Pliska Studia Mathematica Bulgarica 18:111-20, 2007.
  • Gong G, Kosoko-Lasaki O, Haynatzki G, Lynch HT, Lynch JF, Wilson MR, "Inherited, sporadic and primary open-angle glaucoma", J Natl Med Assoc. 99:559-63, 2007.
  • Gong G, Haynatzki G, Haynatzka V, Howell R, Kosoko-Lasaki S, Fu Y-X, Yu F, Gallagher JC, Wilson MR, "Bone mineral density-affecting genes in Africans", J Natl Med Assoc 98:1102-8, 2006.
  • Lynch HT, de la Chapelle A, Hampel H, Wagner A, Fodde R, Lynch JF, Okimoto R, Clark MB, Coronel S, Trowonou A, Fu Y-X, Haynatzki GR, Gong G, "American founder mutation for Lynch syndrome - Prevalence estimates and implications", Cancer 106:448-52, 2006.
  • Gong G, Kosoko-Lasaki O, Haynatzki GR, Wilson MR, "Genetic dissection of myocilin glaucoma", Hum. Mol. Genet. 13:991, 2004.
  • Gong G, Haynatzki G, "Association between bone mineral density and candidate genes in different races and its implications", Calcif Tissue Int 72:113-123, 2003.
  • Gong G, Haynatzki G, Deng HW, Recker RR, Mordeson J, Cheng SC, Fong N, "Fine mapping of susceptibility genes for complex diseases by Lewontin's linkage disequilibrium measure with application to Alzheimer's disease", Chinese Medical Journal (Engl) 115:1233-40, 2002.
  • Gong G, Haynatzki G, Mordeson J, Cheng SC, Fong N, Recker R, "Association between bone mineral density and candidate genes in different races and its implications", Chinese Medical Journal 115:116-21, 2002.
  • Haynatzki GR, Gani JM, Rachev ST "A steady-state model applied to the spread of HIV among drug users", Mathematical & Computer Modelling 32:181-195, 2000.
  • Haynatzki GR, Weron K, Haynatzka VR, "A new statistical model of tumor latency time", Mathematical & Computer Modelling 32:251-256, 2000.
  • Deng HW, Haynatzka VR, Spitze K, Haynatzki GR, "On the determination of genetic covariances and prediction of evolutionary trajectories based on genetic correlation matrix", Evolution 53:1592-9, 1999.
  • Rachev ST, Haynatzka VR, Haynatzki GR, "Probability metrics and limit theorems in AIDS epidemiology", In: Real & Stochastic Analysis: Recent Advances, M.M. Rao (Ed.), CRC Press, 1997; 159-223.

Professional Affiliations

  • American Statistical Association,
  • Institute of Mathematical Statistics

Contact Gleb Haynatzki
Gleb Haynatzki, PhD, DSc
984375 Nebraska Medical Center
Omaha, NE 68198-4375
Phone: 402-559-3294
Fax: 402-559-7259