Faculty

Primary Faculty

Isabel Elaine Allen

Isabel Elaine Allen, PhD, MS
Professor
[email protected]

Research Area(s):

  • Biostatistics
  • Machine Learning
  • Research Methods in Epidemiology

Research Interests:
  • Analytics & Data Visualization, Meta-analysis & synthesis research, Clinical Research Design & Analysis, Biometrics, Biostatistics, big data, data analysis, data display, data science, data visualization, machine learning, patient-generated health data, patient-reported outcome measures


Suzanne Dufault, PhD
Assistant Professor
[email protected]

Research Area(s):

  • Biostatistics
  • Global Health
  • Infectious Disease

Research Interests:
  • clinical trials, Bayesian methods, simulation studies, dengue, tuberculosis, reproducible research

Faculty Spotlight Interview


Jean Feng, PhD
Assistant Professor
[email protected]

Research Area(s):

  • Bioinformatics
  • Biostatistics
  • Machine Learning

Research Interests:
  • Machine learning, Statistical computing, High-dimensional data


Efstathios (Stathis) D. Gennatas, MBBS, PhD
Assistant Professor
[email protected]

Research Area(s):

  • Bioinformatics
  • Biostatistics
  • Machine Learning

Research Interests:
  • Neuroscience, neuroimaging, brain development, neurodegenerative disease, neurology, psychiatry, oncology; applied health data science for basic biomedical research and clinical applications; Machine learning research for precision medicine: multimodal data analysis, interpretability, trustworthiness, fairness in predictive modeling, data science and visualization software development


David V. Glidden, PhD
Professor
[email protected]

Research Area(s):

  • Biostatistics

Research Interests:
  • HIV treatment, HIV prevention, HIV pre-exposure prophylaxis, Biostatistics, Survival analysis, Competing risks, Multiple events, Causal Inference, Clinical trials, LGBT health


Joan Hilton, professor at UCSF Department of Epidemiology & Biostatistics

Joan Hilton, DSc, MPH
Professor
[email protected]

Research Area(s):

  • Biostatistics


Thomas Hoffmann

Thomas Hoffmann, PhD, MA
Professor
[email protected]

Research Area(s):

  • Biostatistics
  • Cancer Epidemiology
  • Genetic Epidemiology
  • Machine Learning

Research Interests:
  • Biostatistics, Public health, Human genetics, Statistical genetics, High-dimensional data, Statistical computing, Machine learning, Image classification, Age-related hearing impairment, Cardiovascular disease, Cancer


Thomas Hoffman, assistant professor at UCSF Department of Epidemiology & BIostatistics

Thomas Hoffmann, PhD
Assistant Professor
[email protected]

Research Area(s):

  • Biostatistics
  • Genetic Epidemiology

Research Interests:
  • Biostatistics, public health, human genetics, statistical genetics, high-dimensional data, statistical computing, machine learning, image classification, age-related hearing impairment, cardiovascular disease, cancer


Yulin Hswen, ScD, MPH
Assistant Professor
[email protected]

Research Area(s):

  • Bioinformatics
  • Biostatistics
  • Machine Learning
  • Social Epidemiology

Research Interests:
  • Computational epidemiology, health disparities, natural language processing, social media, structural racism, social determinants of health, digital interventions, digital phenotyping, algorithmic bias, societal health


Chiung-Yu Huang, PhD
Professor
[email protected]

Research Area(s):

  • Biostatistics

Research Interests:
  • General biostatistics methodology and its application to the biomedical sciences


Fei Jiang, PhD, MS
Assistant Professor
[email protected]

Research Area(s):

  • Bioinformatics
  • Biostatistics
  • Machine Learning

Research Interests:
  • machine learning methods; high dimensional models; functional data analysis and their applications in analyzing neurological, image, genetics data; adaptive randomization clinical trials


Mi-Ok Kim, PhD
Professor
[email protected]

Research Area(s):

  • Biostatistics


John Kornak, professor in the UCSF Department of Epidemiology & Biostatistics

John Kornak, PhD
Professor
[email protected]

Research Area(s):

  • Biostatistics

Research Interests:
  • Bayesian image analysis in Fourier Space, Bayesian reconstruction of magnetic resonance imaging, statistical image analysis, Bayesian statistics, spatial statistics


Chuck McCulloch, PhD, MS, MA
Professor (recall)
[email protected]

Research Area(s):

  • Biostatistics
  • Implementation Science

Research Interests:
  • Biostatistics, Implementation science, Study design, Interdisciplinary research collaboration, Data Science, Longitudinal and clustered data, big data, data analysis, data visualization, machine learning, patient-reported outcome measures, International public health, P4P, Audit and feedback, mHealth


John Neuhaus, PhD
Professor (recall)
[email protected]

Research Area(s):

  • Biostatistics
  • Epidemiology of Aging


Neil Risch, PhD
Professor
[email protected]

Research Area(s):

  • Biostatistics
  • Epidemiology of Cardiovascular and Neurological Disorders
  • Genetic Epidemiology


Aaron Scheffler, PhD
Assistant Professor
[email protected]

Research Area(s):

  • Biostatistics

Research Interests:
  • high-dimensional data, multi-modal data, correlated data, longitudinal data, Bayesian statistics, machine learning, brain imaging, analysis of electronic health records data, "Big Data"


Steve Shiboski, PhD
Professor
[email protected]

Research Area(s):

  • Biostatistics


Dara Torgerson, PhD
Associate Professor
[email protected]

Research Area(s):

  • Bioinformatics
  • Biostatistics
  • Genetic Epidemiology
  • Lifecourse
  • Machine Learning
  • Reproductive, Perinatal and Neonatal Epidemiology
  • Social Epidemiology

Research Interests:
  • Integrative Genomics, Metabolomics, Statistical Genetics, Minority Health, Neonatology, Respiratory Outcomes


Fan Xia, PhD
Assistant Professor
[email protected]

Research Area(s):

  • Biostatistics
  • Clinical Epidemiology and Methods
  • Research Methods in Epidemiology

Research Interests:
  • developing statistical methods in causal inference; causal mediation analysis; cluster randomized trials/stepped wedge trials to solve health research problems, including Alzheimer's Disease and Alzheimer's related disorders, HIV, and COVID-19.


Secondary Faculty

John Boscardin, PhD, secondary faculty at UCSF Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics

John Boscardin, PhD
Professor
[email protected]

Research Area(s):

  • Biostatistics
  • Epidemiology of Aging


Jing Cheng, PhD
Professor
[email protected]

Research Area(s):

  • Biostatistics

Research Interests:
  • Statistical methods for complex problems in randomized trials and observational studies, dentistry and oral diseases, biomedicine, cancer, infectious diseases, pharmacogenomics, nursing, and public policy research.


Kevin Delucchi, secondary faculty member in Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics

Kevin Delucchi, PhD
Professor
[email protected]

Research Area(s):

  • Biostatistics

Research Interests:
  • Biostatistics, longitudinal research, drug abuse, smoking cessation, alcohol abuse, psychometrics, latent variable methods, clinical trials


Ann Lazar, PhD, MS
Associate Professor
[email protected]

Research Area(s):

  • Biostatistics


Karla Lindquist, PhD
Assistant Professor
[email protected]

Research Area(s):

  • Bioinformatics
  • Biostatistics
  • Genetic Epidemiology

Research Interests:
  • Clinical Epidemiology and Methods, Cancer Genomics


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