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Biostatistical Methods

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Faculty in Biostatistical Methods

Angela Aidala
Associate Research Scientist
Sociomedical Sciences
Andrew Rundle
Associate Professor
Epidemiology
Alfred Neugut
Professor
Epidemiology at the Columbia University Medical Center
Anne Paxton
Associate Professor
Epidemiology & Population and Family Health at the Columbia University Medical Center
Alan Brown
Professor
Epidemiology and Psychiatry at the Columbia University Medical Center
Bin Cheng
Associate Professor
Biostatistics at the Columbia University Medical Center
Batya Elul
Associate Professor
Epidemiology at Columbia University Medical Center
Bruce Link
Special Lecturer \ Professor of Emeritus
Epidemiology and Sociomedical Sciences
Bruce Levin
Professor
Biostatistics
Codruta Chiuzan
Assistant Professor
Biostatistics at the Columbia University Medical Center
Christina Hoven
Professor of Clinical
Epidemiology (in Psychiatry)
Charles DiMaggio
Adjunct Associate Professor of
Epidemiology at CUMC
Carol Caton
Professor
Sociomedical Sciences (in Psychiatry) at the Columbia University Medical Center
Christine Mauro
Assistant Professor
Biostatistics at the Columbia University Medical Center
Daniel Barth-Jones
Assistant Professor of Clinical
Epidemiology
Denise Kandel
Professor
Sociomedical Sciences (in Psychiatry)
Dale Hesdorffer
Professor
Epidemiology (in the Sergievsky Center) at the Columbia University Medical Center
Darby Jack
Assistant Professor
Environmental Health Sciences
Debra Kalmuss
Professor
Population and Family Health at the Columbia University Medical Center
David Frost
Adjunct Assistant Professor
Population and Family Health
Denis Nash
Adjunct Associate Professor
Epidemiology
Deborah Hasin
Professor
Epidemiology (in Psychiatry) at the Columbia University Medical Center
David Weiss
Assistant Professor
Sociomedical Sciences (In the Robert N. Butler Columbia Aging Center)
Eric Schrimshaw
Associate Professor
Sociomedical Sciences at the Columbia University Medical Center
Frederica Perera
Professor
Environmental Health Sciences
Guohua Li
Professor
Epidemiology
Gen Li
Assistant Professor
Biostatistics
Habibul Ahsan
Professor of Clinical
Epidemiology
Ian McKeague
Professor
Biostatistics
Jeffrey Fagan
Professor
Epidemiology
Jasmine McDonald
Assistant Professor
Epidemiology
Jeanine Genkinger
Associate Professor
Epidemiology
Joseph Lee
Associate Professor
Epidemiology (in the Sergievsky Center) at the Columbia University Medical Center
Jessica Justman
Associate Professor
Medicine (in Epidemiology and ICAP) at the Columbia University Medical Center
John L. P. (Seamus) Thompson
Professor
Biostatistics and Neurology at the Columbia University Medical Center
Jeanne Stellman
Professor Emerita
Health Policy and Management
Jing Shen
Adjunct Associate Research Scientist
Environmental Health Sciences at the Columbia University Medical Center
Katharina Janus
Adjunct Associate Professor
Health Policy and Management
Katherine Keyes
Associate Professor
Epidemiology
Lauren Houghton
Associate Research Scientist
Epidemiology
Leslie Davidson
Professor
Epidemiology and Pediatrics at the Columbia University Medical Center
Luisa Borrell
Adjunct Assistant Professor
Epidemiology
Mary Ann Chiasson
Professor of Clinical
Epidemiology (in Medicine)
Mary Clare Lennon
Professor of Clinical
Sociomedical Sciences
Moise Desvarieux
Associate Professor
Epidemiology
Melissa Begg
Professor
Biostatistics at the Columbia University Medical Center
Mary Northridge
Professor
Sociomedical Sciences
Mark Hatzenbuehler
Associate Professor
Sociomedical Sciences
Maureen Miller
Adjunct Associate Professor
Epidemiology
Myrna Weissman
Diane Goldman Kemper Family Professor
Epidemiology (in Psychiatry)
Matthew Neidell
Associate Professor
Health Policy and Management
Min Qian
Assistant Professor
Biostatistics
Melissa Stockwell
Associate Professor
Population and Family Health and Pediatrics
Mary Beth Terry
Professor
Epidemiology (In Environmental Health Sciences)
Neil Boothby
Allan Rosenfield Professor of Forced Migration and Health
Population and Family Health at the Columbia University Medical Center
Neil Schluger
Professor
Epidemiology, Environmental Health Sciences and Medicine at the Columbia University Medical Center
Peter Messeri
Professor
Sociomedical Sciences at the Columbia University Medical Center
Patrick Wilson
Associate Professor
Sociomedical Sciences
Paul Brandt-Rauf
Special Lecturer / Professor Emeritus
Environmental Health Sciences
Qixuan Chen
Associate Professor
Biostatistics
Ruth Finkelstein
Assistant Professor
Health Policy and Management (in the Columbia Aging Center)
R. Graham Barr
Hamilton Southworth Professor
Epidemiology and Medicine
Rita Kukafka
Associate Professor
Sociomedical Sciences and Biomedical Informatics at the Columbia University Medical Center
Renata Schiavo
Senior Lecturer
Sociomedical Sciences
Srikesh Arunajadai
Adjunct Assistant Professor
Biostatistics
Sally Findley
Professor
Population and Family Health & Sociomedical Sciences at the Columbia University Medical Center
Stephen Morse
Professor
Epidemiology at the Columbia University Medical Center
Tai-Tsang Chen
Adjunct Assistant Professor
Biostatistics
Therese McGinn
Special Lecturer
Population and Family Health
Xinhua Liu
Professor
Biostatistics at the Columbia University Medical Center
Yumiko Aratani
Assistant Professor
Health Policy and Management at the Columbia University Medical Center
Ying Kuen Cheung
Professor
Biostatistics
Y. Claire Wang
Associate Professor
Health Policy and Management
Yuanjia Wang
Associate Professor
Biostatistics
Ying Wei
Professor
Biostatistics
Esteban Calvo
Adjunct Assistant Professor
Epidemiology (in the Columbia Aging Center)
Merlin Chowkwanyun
Donald H. Gemson Assistant Professor
Sociomedical Sciences
Sumit Mohan
Associate Professor
Medicine and Epidemiology
Wan Yang
Associate Research Scientist
Environmental Health Sciences
F. DuBois Bowman
Chair and Cynthia and Robert Citrone-Roslyn and Leslie Goldstein Professor
Biostatistics
May Hua
Assistant Professor
Anesthesiology (In Epidemiology) at the Columbia University Medical Center
Andrea Baccarelli
Chair and Leon Hess Professor
Environmental Health Sciences
Ana Navas-Acien
Professor
Environmental Health Sciences
Harold Pincus
Professor
Psychiatry (in Health Policy and Management)
Alastair Ager
Adjunct Professor
Population and Family Health at the Columbia University Medical Center
Jeremy Porter
Lecturer
Environmental Health Sciences
Victor Grann
Clinical Professor of Emeritus
Medicine, Epidemiology and Health Policy and Management
Charles Branas
Anna Cheskis Gelman and Murray Charles Gelman Professor
Epidemiology

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