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.

Rachael Hageman Blair.

709 Kimball Tower

Phone: (716) 829-2814

Fax: (716) 829-2200

hageman@buffalo.edu

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

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.

Dietrich W. Kuhlmann.

809 Kimball

Phone: (716) 829-5092

Fax: (716) 829-2200

kuhlmann@buffalo.edu

Undergraduate Director
Research Professor
Department of Biostatistics
School of Public Health and Health Professions

Research Topics: Order restricted statistical inference in particular consistency in concave regression; logistic regression; design of experiments; statistical simulation; statistics in law; mixed media modeling.

Jonathan Lopez.

725 Kimball

Phone: (716) 829-2884

Fax: (716) 829-2200

jel1@buffalo.edu

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

Research Topics: Algebraic topology, group theory, and Lie algebras, especially Lie algebras associated to congruence subgroups and cohomology of congruence subgroups; linearity of groups; digital topology; using graph theory to understand algebraic and geometric properties of linear operators.

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

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 Tower

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

705 Kimball Tower

Phone: (716) 829-2594

Fax: (716) 829-2200

gwilding@buffalo.edu

Guan Yu.

710 Kimball Tower

Phone: (716) 829-2934

Fax: (716) 829-2200

guanyu@buffalo.edu

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

Research Topics: High Dimensional Statistical Inference Statistical Machine Learning and Data Mining Neuroimaging Statistics

710 Kimball Tower

Phone: (716) 829-2934

Fax: (716) 829-2200

guanyu@buffalo.edu

Jihnhee Yu.

708 Kimball Tower

Phone: (716) 829-6029

Fax: (716) 829-2200

jinheeyu@buffalo.edu

Associate 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 Tower

Phone: (716) 829-6029

Fax: (716) 829-2200

jinheeyu@buffalo.edu

Jiwei Zhao.

719 Kimball Tower

Phone: (716) 829-2753

Fax: (716) 829-2200

zhaoj@buffalo.edu

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

Research Topics: Statistical methodology including semiparametric modeling and methods; non-regular likelihood methods (including pseudo, penalized, conditional, empirical, etc.); missing data analysis (especially non-ignorable missing data) in longitudinal data and observational studies; case-control studies; high-dimensional data analysis and variable selection. Zhao also has research interests in a number of subject-matter applications and collaborations, including: epidemiology; cancer; women's health; environmental health; mental illness; and substance abuse.

719 Kimball Tower

Phone: (716) 829-2753

Fax: (716) 829-2200

zhaoj@buffalo.edu