Rachael Hageman Blair


Rachael Hageman Blair.

Rachael Hageman Blair


Rachael Hageman Blair


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.

Contact Information

709 Kimball Tower

Buffalo NY, 14214

Phone: (716) 829-2814

Fax: (716) 829-2200



Rachael Hageman Blair, PhD joined the department of Biostatistics in the Fall of 2011. She graduated from Case Western Reserve University in 2007 with a PhD in Mathematics. Her graduate work focused on the development of integrated numerical and statistical methods for mathematical models of metabolic systems. Blair's postdoctoral training was in statistical genetics at the Jackson Laboratory. The focus of her research was in methodology development for genotype-phenotype inference with applications to complex traits in mouse genetics. In addition to her methodological research, she has a number of collaborative publications, which involve the application of bioinformatics and data mining techniques to analyze high-throughput data. Her primary research interests center around modeling complex social and biological systems.

Education and Training

  • Postdoctoral Associate, The Jackson Laboratory, 2007-2011
  • PhD, Mathematics, Case Western Reserve University, 2007
  • MS, Mathematics, Case Western Reserve University, 2006
  • BS, Mathematics, SUNY Fredonia, 2002


  • Bayesian methods, sampling, high-throughput data, numerical optimization, differential equations, graphical modeling, social network analysis, market baskets, pathway-based analysis. 
  • Development, modification, and application of data mining techniques to study complex biological and social systems.