Faculty and Staff

Department of Biostatistics faculty, staff and their research interest:

Hongying (Daisy) Dai, PhD - Professor, Acting Associate Dean of Research, COPH

Asymptotic theory and mixture modeling, Development of novel statistical methods for big data and high dimensional data, multiple comparison adjustment, Genome Wide Association Study (GWAS)...

Jianghu (James) Dong, PhD - Assistant Professor

Developing novel statistical methodologies for real clinical data including kidney disease and transplantation, Functional data analysis, Longitudinal and Survival analysis, Joint modeling, Clinical trial and Biomarker, Cost-effective analysis and decision tree, and Statistics genetics...

Yeongjin Gwon, PhD - Assistant Professor

Bayesian statistical methodology, Bayesian computation, Network meta analysis, Latent class modeling, High-dimensional data, Longitudinal data, and Survival data analysis....

Gleb Haynatzki, PhD, DSc - Professor

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

Elizabeth Lyden, MS - Associate Director, Center for Collaboration on Research Design and Analysis, Instructor

I provide consultation, data analysis, and manuscript preparation specifically in the departments of Infectious Disease, Orthopedic Surgery, Anesthesiology, Internal Medicine and in Allied Health, Medical Nutrition Education...

Jane Meza, PhD - Associate Vice Chancellor, Office of Global Engagement; Professor, Department of Biostatistics

Clinical Trials, Small-area Estimation, Survey Methodology...

Kendra Schmid, PhD - UNMC Campus Director of Assessment; Assistant Dean, Graduate Studies.

Statistical shape analysis using landmark data and in particular, methods for face recognition applications...

Lynette Smith, PhD - Assistant Professor

My current research is focused on spatial prediction of disease incidence and mortality. I am also interested in biomarker development in cancer, clinical trial design, and high dimensional data analysis...

Christopher S Wichman, PhD - Assistant Professor

My current research is focused on detecting changes in closed networks using meta data. I am also interested in model misspecification in the presence of zero inflated counts, experimental design...

Fang Yu, PhD - Director of CCORDA and Professor of Biostatistics

High dimensional data, gene expression, genes and environment, Missing data, Bayesian statistical methodology and computation...

Ying Zhang, PhD - Professor and Chair

Dr. Zhang conducts statistical methodology research in broad areas including non-/semi-parametric statistical inference, non-/semi-parametric models for panel count and interval-censored data analysis, causal inference, clinical and pragmatic trial design, statistical computing, and machine learning...

Cheng Zheng, PhD - Associate Professor

Dr. Zheng uses novel statistical methods to improve public health and biomedical research. Focus areas include nutritional epidemiology, environmental health, behavioral sciences, health disparity, and radiation oncology.


Affiliated Faculty:

Adjunct Faculty

Courtesy Faculty

  • Hesham Ali, PhD
  • Simon Sherman, PhD

Biostatisticians

Robin High, MBA MA - Statistician III

Specialized statistical applications include the graphical representation of data, repeated measures, Linear and Non-Linear Models...

Junghyae Lee, PhD - Statistician II

Design and analysis of randomized clinical trials, analysis of multilevel data, and latent growth curve modeling...

Jihyun Ma, MS MA - Statistician II

I am interested in electronic health records, survey design and analysis, big data mining and analysis, large national health data, network analysis...

 Fang Qiu, MS - Statistician III

I am interested in the design and analysis of biological experiments, especially microarray experiments...

Kaeli Samson, MA, MPH, Statistician II

I am interested in spatial aspects of data, such as mapping data using GIS software.

 Harlan Sayles, MS - Statistician III

I am interested in survey design and implementation, in particular, causes of and methods for dealing with survey nonresponse...

 Valerie Shostrom, MS - Statistician III


CCORDA (Center for Collaboration on Research Design and Analysis)

Fang Yu, PhD - Director Of CCORDA And Associate Professor Of Biostatistics

High dimensional data, gene expression, genes and environment, Missing data, Bayesian statistical methodology and computation...

Elizabeth Lyden, MS - Associate Director, Center for Collaboration on Research Design and Analysis, Instructor

I provide consultation, data analysis, and manuscript preparation specifically in the departments of Infectious Disease, Orthopedic Surgery, Anesthesiology, Internal Medicine and in Allied Health, Medical Nutrition Education...

 Matthew J Anderson, MPH - Programmer Analyst II


Staff

 Mary Morris - Administrative Associate I

 Stacia Hoover - Accounting, financial, and Analytical Resources


 

Contact:

UNMC College of Public Health 
984375 Nebraska Medical Center 
Omaha, NE 68198-4375

Mary Morris, Department Assistant
Phone: 402-559-4112
Fax: 402-559-4961
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