Faculty

The UCSD interdepartmental Biostatistics PhD program comprises faculty from biostatistics, mathematical statistics, and computer sciences. The participating faculty from the Division of Biostatistics and Bioinformatics carry out a wide range of methodological and collaborative research. Faculty research interests include clinical trials methods, survival analysis, prognostic modeling, , longitudinal data analysis, imaging, statistical genetics, semi-parametric and nonparametric statistics, computational statistics, Bayesian statistics, machine learning, and computational biology. Large collaborative projects in which Division faculty play key roles include Moores Cancer Center, Alzheimer’s Disease Cooperative Study, Alzheimer’s Disease Neuroimaging Initiative, HIV Neurobehavioral Research Program, Clinical & Translational Research Institute, the Institute for Metabolomic Medicine, the Center for Wireless and Population Health Systems, the VA, and many others.

The faculty members of the Statistics group in the Department of Mathematics carry out research in probability, statistics, and computational biology. The specific research areas include nonparametric estimation, semi-parametric models, time series, bootstrap methods, stochastic processes, survival analysis, measurement error, bioinformatics, and image processing.

The faculty members from computer science departments are experts in machine learning and algorithm development.

Below is a list of participating faculty:

Division of Biostatistics and Bioinformatics, Dept. of FMPH

  • Karen Messer, Professor and Chief, Division of Biostatistics and Bioinformatics, FMPH
  • Loki Natarajan, Biostatistics PhD Program Director, Professor, Division of Biostatistics and Bioinformatics, FMPH
  • Charles Berry, Professor, Division of Biostatistics and Bioinformatics, FMPH
  • Steven Edland, Professor, Division of Biostatistics and Bioinformatics, FMPH
  • Sonia Jain, Professor, Division of Biostatistics and Bioinformatics, FMPH
  • Lin Liu, Assistant Professor, Division of Biostatistics and Bioinformatics, FMPH
  • Armin Schwartzman, Associate Professor, Division of Biostatistics and Bioinformatics, FMPH
  • Wesley Thompson, Associate Professor, Division of Biostatistics and Bioinformatics, FMPH
  • Xin Tu, Professor, Division of Biostatistics and Bioinformatics, FMPH
  • Florin Vaida, Professor, Division of Biostatistics and Bioinformatics, FMPH
  • Ronghui (Lily) Xu Professor, Division of Biostatistics and Bioinformatics, FMPH and Dept. of Mathematics

Department of Mathematics

Four Department of Mathematics faculty members have committed to classroom teaching in the program. Each regularly teaches a core math course and also courses listed among the electives.