Faculty Research Interests

Our faculty research spans a range of topics, including empirical likelihood approaches, computationally intensive methods, statistical methods in diagnostic studies,  statistical genetics and genomics, non-linear and multivariate path models, measurement error models, Bayesian methods, longitudinal models, bioinformatics,  and clinical trials design and analysis.

  • Saptarshi Chakraborty.

    718 Kimball

    Phone: (716) 829-2756

    chakrab2@buffalo.edu

    Assistant Professor
    Department of Biostatistics
    School of Public Health and Health Professions

    Research Interests: Statistical Computing, Bayesian modeling, Markov chain Monte Carlo, statistical modeling in cancer genomics and computational biology, data science, machine learning, big and high-dimensional data, dimension reduction, statistical analyses in biomedical research

  • Rachael Hageman Blair.

    709 Kimball

    Phone: (716) 829-2814

    Fax: (716) 829-2200

    hageman@buffalo.edu

    Associate Professor
    Department of Biostatistics
    School of Public Health and Health Professions
    Associate Director for Education
    Institute for Artificial Intelligence and Data Science

    Associate Professor: Mathematical biology; optimization; numerical analysis; inverse problems; statistics and scientific computing; methodology development for mathematical modeling and simulation of metabolic and genetic networks; data analysis including microarray and quantitative trait loci.

  • Changxing Ma.

    716 Kimball

    Phone: (716) 829-2758

    Fax: (716) 829-2200

    cxma@buffalo.edu

    Co-Director, MPH Biostatistics Concentration
    Associate Professor
    Department of Biostatistics
    School of Public Health and Health Professions

    Research Topics: Statistical genetics and experimental design.

    716 Kimball

    Phone: (716) 829-2758

    Fax: (716) 829-2200

    cxma@buffalo.edu

  • Marianthi Markatou.

    726 Kimball

    Phone: (716) 829-2894

    Fax: (716) 829-2200

    markatou@buffalo.edu

    Associate Chair of Research and Healthcare Informatics
    SUNY Distinguished Professor
    Department of Biostatistics
    School of Public Health and Health Professions
    Core Faculty, CDSE PhD Program
    Adjunct Professor
    Department of Computer Science and Engineering
    School of Engineering and Applied Sciences
    Assistant Director
    Institute for Healthcare Informatics
    Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences

    Research Topics: Statistical Sciences (Statistics and Biostatistics): robustness, theory (& applications) of statistical distances, mixture models, model assessment, classification & clustering, machine learning, kernel methods, foundations of data science. Interdisciplinary: text mining, biomedical informatics, safety of medical products, data science methods.

  • Jeffrey Miecznikowski.

    723 Kimball Tower

    Phone: (716) 829-3446

    Fax: (716) 829-2200

    jcm38@buffalo.edu

    Associate Professor
    Department of Biostatistics
    School of Public Health and Health Professions

    Research Topics: Bio-technical image analysis, array comparative genomic hybridization (aCGH) analysis, microarray analysis, nonparametric statistics, bootstrap methods, software development.

  • Lili Tian.

    717 Kimball Tower

    Phone: (716) 829-2715

    Fax: (716) 829-2200

    ltian@buffalo.edu

    Director of Graduate Studies
    Associate Chair
    Professor
    Department of Biostatistics
    School of Public Health and Health Professions

    Research Topics: Methodological research interests include statistical methods in biomarker evaluation; statistical methods for genomic data; generalized inference and fiducial inference; general statistical methodology with applications in public health field and medical science. Collaborative research areas include cancer research; epidemiology; behavioral studies; health policy studies.

    717 Kimball Tower

    Phone: (716) 829-2715

    Fax: (716) 829-2200

    ltian@buffalo.edu

  • Albert Vexler.

    715 Kimball

    Phone: (716) 829-2754

    Fax: (716) 829-2200

    avexler@buffalo.edu

    Professor
    Department of Biostatistics
    School of Public Health and Health Professions

    Research Topics: Receiver operating characteristic curves analysis; measurement error; optimal designs; regression models; censored data; change point problems; sequential analysis; statistical epidemiology; biostatistics; applications of Bayesian approaches to tests; asymptomatic methods of statistics; forecasting; sampling; optimal testing; nonparametric tests; empirical likelihoods; renewal theory; tauberian theorems; time series; categorical analysis; multivariate analysis; multivariate testing of complex hypotheses; factor and principal component analysis

  • Gregory Wilding.

    705 Kimball

    Phone: (716) 829-2594

    Fax: (716) 829-2200

    gwilding@buffalo.edu

    Chair
    Professor
    Department of Biostatistics
    School of Public Health and Health Professions

    Research Topics: Clinical trial design, permutation tests, resampling techniques, goodness-of-fit tests, distributional characterizations, copulas, tests of independence, biostatistics

  • Jihnhee Yu.

    708 Kimball

    Phone: (716) 829-6029

    Fax: (716) 829-2200

    jinheeyu@buffalo.edu

    Professor
    Department of Biostatistics
    School of Public Health and Health Professions
    Director
    Population Health Observatory
    School of Public Health and Health Professions

    Research Topics: Stochastic processes; small clinical trials.

    708 Kimball

    Phone: (716) 829-6029

    Fax: (716) 829-2200

    jinheeyu@buffalo.edu