Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

Program in Public Health

Master of Science in Biostatistics Faculty

Following is a list of all Master of Science in Biostatistics faculty. View individual profiles of our faculty members – with publication and contact information, research and clinical specialties, and more – via the links below.

Allen, Norrina Bai

Allen, Norrina Bai

Assistant Professor of Preventive Medicine (Epidemiology)

Description of Interests

Dr. Allen specializes in cardiovascular epidemiology with a focus on health services research. Her research interests include the effect of neighborhood and environment on cardiovascular disease, dis... [more]

Carnethon, Mercedes

Carnethon, Mercedes

Associate Professor of Preventive Medicine (Epidemiology)

carnethon( at )northwestern.edu

Description of Interests

Epidemiologic studies of cardiovascular disease, with a focus on health behaviors including diet, physical activity and sleep and in populations defined by race/ethnicity, age and gender.

Chmiel, Joan S

Chmiel, Joan S

Professor of Preventive Medicine (Biostatistics)

jchmiel( at )northwestern.edu

Description of Interests

Dr. Chmiel's current research interests are in the epidemiology of HIV-1 infection, statistical methods for the design and analysis of clinical and epidemiological studies of cancer, osteoarthritis an... [more]

Ciolino, Jody D

Ciolino, Jody D

Assistant Professor of Preventive Medicine (Biostatistics) and Medicine (General Internal Medicine and Geriatrics)

jody.ciolino( at )northwestern.edu

Description of Interests

Clinical studies applied to a wide range of disorders and diseases including those in the fields of gastroenterology, internal medicine and geriatrics, neurology, and pediatrics. Clinical study desig... [more]

Gawel, Susan Helen

Gawel, Susan Helen

Adjunct Lecturer of Preventive Medicine

Huffman, Mark D

Huffman, Mark D

Assistant Professor of Preventive Medicine (Epidemiology) and Medicine (Cardiology)

m-huffman( at )northwestern.edu

Description of Interests

I am an assistant professor of preventive medicine and medicine-cardiology at Northwestern University's Feinberg School of Medicine. I am a practicing cardiologist and researcher with an interest in ... [more]

Jovanovic, Borko D

Jovanovic, Borko D

Associate Professor of Preventive Medicine (Biostatistics)

borko( at )northwestern.edu

Description of Interests

I am a consulting biostatistician, with focus on experimental design and analysis of data in clinical trials, basic science and in epidemiology. Some of my other interests included model selection, pr... [more]

Kershaw, Kiarri N

Kershaw, Kiarri N

Assistant Professor of Preventive Medicine (Epidemiology)

k-kershaw( at )northwestern.edu

Description of Interests

I am a social epidemiologist, and my work focuses on understanding the contributions of the social environment to cardiovascular health and health disparities. I have done a lot of research to date us... [more]

Kim, Kwang-Youn A

Kim, Kwang-Youn A

Assistant Professor of Preventive Medicine (Biostatistics)

kykim( at )northwestern.edu

Description of Interests

Dr. Kim's research interests involve statistical problems that arise in genetics and genomics research. He is particularly interested in developing statistical methods and computational tools to ident... [more]

Kwasny, Mary Morrissey

Kwasny, Mary Morrissey

Associate Professor of Preventive Medicine (Biostatistics)

m-kwasny( at )northwestern.edu

Description of Interests

Methodologic research interests include issues related to data misclassifiction or mismeasurement especially in regards to anthropometric measures, and changes in those measures over time. Current re... [more]

Liu, Lei

Liu, Lei

Associate Professor of Preventive Medicine (Biostatistics) and Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

lei.liu( at )northwestern.edu

Description of Interests

I have a broad interest in survival analysis, longitudinal data analysis, spline regression methods, with applications to clinical and health services studies. I am particularly interested in the anal... [more]

Rademaker, Alfred W

Rademaker, Alfred W

Professor of Preventive Medicine (Biostatistics)

rademaker( at )northwestern.edu

Description of Interests

Early phase cancer studies, diagnostic and screening studies, study design and sample size determination

Rasmussen-Torvik, Laura J

Rasmussen-Torvik, Laura J

Assistant Professor of Preventive Medicine (Epidemiology)

Description of Interests

Dr. Rasmussen-Torvik is a genetic epidemiologist interested in the identification of genetic risk factors for common chronic diseases as well as the translation of genetic discoveries into clinical ca... [more]

Scholtens, Denise M

Scholtens, Denise M

Associate Professor of Preventive Medicine (Biostatistics) and Neurological Surgery

dscholtens( at )northwestern.edu

Description of Interests

Dr. Denise Scholtens is interested in statistical problems arising from high-throughput omics data a. She is a member of the Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center Biostatistics Core where she ... [more]

Siddique, Juned

Siddique, Juned

Associate Professor of Preventive Medicine (Biostatistics) and Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

siddique( at )northwestern.edu

Description of Interests

My research efforts focus on developing statistical methods for handling incomplete or missing data. I apply these methods to a range of problems including rater bias, participant dropout, data harmo... [more]

Vonesh, Edward F

Vonesh, Edward F

Professor of Preventive Medicine

e-vonesh( at )northwestern.edu

Description of Interests

My primary research is in the field of biostatistics with particular emphasis in the areas of 1) longitudinal data analysis, 2) generalized linear and nonlinear mixed-effects models and 3) outcomes re... [more]

Vu, Thanh-Huyen

Vu, Thanh-Huyen

Research Assistant Professor of Preventive Medicine (Epidemiology)

huyenvu( at )northwestern.edu

Description of Interests

My research interest is in cardiovascular epidemiology, with a focus on the long-term associations of cardiovascular and lifestyle risk factors on sub-clinical atherosclerosis, markers of inflammation... [more]

Welty, Leah J

Welty, Leah J

Associate Professor of Preventive Medicine (Biostatistics) and Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

lwelty( at )northwestern.edu

Description of Interests

Dr. Welty's research interests include the application of biostatistics to psychiatry and environmental research, and the development of reproducible research tools for clinical and translational scie... [more]

Zhao, Lihui

Zhao, Lihui

Assistant Professor of Preventive Medicine (Biostatistics)

lihui.zhao( at )northwestern.edu

Description of Interests

My methodological research interests are in the areas of design and analysis of clinical trials, longitudinal data analysis, survival and event history analysis, and personalized medicine. I have broa... [more]