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Faculty | by Specialty | by Track

Name Position Starting Date in Dept University
    (in parens = start date as faculty)  
Yu Shyr, PhD Professor Sep 2003 Michigan
William D. Dupont, PhD Professor Sep 2003 Johns Hopkins
Frank E. Harrell, Jr., PhD Professor Sep 2003 North Carolina
Jonathan S. Schildcrout, PhD Professor Sep 2004 Washington
Bryan Shepherd, PhD Professor Sep 2005 Washington
Tatsuki Koyama, PhD Associate Professor Sep 2003 Pittsburgh
Daniel W. Byrne, MS Senior Associate Feb 2004 New York Medical College
Dan Ayers, MS Senior Associate Sep 2006 Louisiana State
Robert Greevy, PhD Associate Professor Sep 2004 Wharton, UPenn
Qingxia (Cindy) Chen, PhD Professor Sep 2005 North Carolina
Leena Choi, PhD Professor Sep 2005 Johns Hopkins
Fei Ye, PhD Professor May 2006 South Carolina
Chris Slaughter, DrPH Associate Professor Aug 2007 North Carolina
Matt Shotwell, PhD Associate Professor Jan 2011 Medical University of South Carolina
Hakmook Kang, PhD Associate Professor July 2011 Brown University
Dandan Liu, PhD Associate Professor Nov 2011 University of Michigan
Mario Davidson, PhD Assistant Professor Nov 2007 The Ohio State University
Rameela Raman, PhD Associate Professor Nov 2011 SUNY at Buffalo
Yuwei Zhu, MS, MD Senior Associate in Biostatistics Jan 2004 U Texas Houston
Heidi Chen, PhD Research Associate Professor Apr 2004 North Carolina State
Amber Hackstadt, PhD Assistant Professor Aug 2015 Colorado State University
Tebeb Gebretsadik, MPH Senior Associate in Biostatistics Nov 2003 UC Berkeley
Sharon Phillips, MSPH Associate in Biostatistics Nov 2007 University of South Florida
Robert E. Johnson, PhD Associate Professor Aug 2012 North Carolina
Yaomin Xu, PhD Assistant Professor May 2014 Case Western Reserve
Ran Tao, PhD Assistant Professor Nov 2016 North Carolina
Simon Vandekar, PhD Assistant Professor July 2018 University of Pennsylvania
Andrew Spieker, PhD Assistant Professor Sep 2018 University of Washington
Lauren Samuels, PhD Research Assistant Professor Jan 2017 Vanderbilt
Derek Smith, DDS, PhD Assistant Professor Jan 2017 Vanderbilt
Gustavo Amorim, PhD Research Assistant Professor Dec 2018 University of Auckland, New Zealand
Hui Nian, MS Assistant in Biostatistics Sep 2010 Oregon State
Amir Asiaee, PhD Assistant Professor Aug 2021 University of Minnesota
Sheau-Chiann Chen, PhD Research Assistant Professor Aug 2013 (Jan 2022) National Cheng Kung University, Taiwan
Jinyuan Liu, PhD Assistant Professor July 2022 University of California, San Diego
Siyuan Ma, PhD Assistant Professor Sep 2022 Harvard University
Shawn Garbett, MS Assistant in Biostatistics Mar 2016 (Dec 2019) Penn State
Panpan Zhang, PhD Assistant Professor Sep 2022 George Washington University
Jing Wang, PhD Research Assistant Professor 2017 (Apr 2019) Shanghai Jiao Tong University
Alex Zhao, MS Assistant in Biostatistics July 2008 University of Iowa
Liping Du, PhD Assistant in Biostatistics 2013 (Jan 2018) Vanderbilt University
Cheryl L. Gatto, PhD Research Assist Professor (Nov 2019)  
Bryan Blette,PhD Assistant Professor Jul 2023 North Carolina

Secondary & Adjunct Faculty

Name Position Starting Date in Dept University Primary Appointment
Bradley Malin, Ph.D. Associate Professor November 2016 Carnegie Mellon University Vanderbilt Biomedical Informatics
Irene Feurer, Ph.D. Research Professor May 2004 University of Pennsylvania Vanderbilt, Department of Surgery
Mary Banach, Ph.D. Adjunct Instructor September 2013 University of California University of California
Rafe Donahue, PhD Adjunct Associate Professor Aug 2005 Colorado State University Biomimetic Therapeutics, Inc.
Karel G.M. Moons, M.D., Ph.D. Adjunct Professor 2005 Erasmus University Medical Center Utrecht
Pingsheng Wu, M.S., Ph.D. Research Assistant Professor Aug 2006 University of Kentucky Vanderbilt School of Medicine
Mary Dietrich, Ph.D. Professor, Statistics & Measurement Jul 2007 Vanderbilt University Vanderbilt School of Nursing
Michael Matheny, M.D. Assistant Professor June 2010 Harvard University Vanderbilt, Department of Medicine
Ben Saville, PhD Adjunct Assistant Professor Jul 2014 North Carolina Berry Consultants
Chris Fonnesbeck, PhD Adjoint Associate Professor Jun 2010 Georgia  
Paul Harris Professor      
Jacquelyn Pennings Research Associate Professor 2022    

Staff Biostatisticians

Name Position Starting Date in Dept University
Cathy Jenkins, M.S. Biostatistician IV Apr 2005 North Carolina
Li Wang, M.S. Biostatistician IV Oct 2007 University of Georgia
Alex Zhao, M.S. Biostatistician III Jul 2008 The University of Iowa
Samuel Nwosu, M.S. Biostatistician IV Jan 2008 Middle Tennessee State University
Yaping Shi, M.S. Biostatistician IV Oct 2008 The University of Iowa
Aihua Bian, M.P.H Biostatistician III Apr 2009 University of Texas Southwestern
Meng Xu, M.S. Biostatistician IV May 2013 University of Idaho
Henry Domenico, M.S. Biostatistician IV Sep 2010 Purdue
Shi Huang, PhD Biostatistician III Jun 2015 University of Miami
Tan Ding, M.S. Biostatistician II Jul 2015 University of Georgia
Amy Perkins, M.S. Biostatistician III Sep 2015 University of Pittsburgh
Kim Hart, M.A. Biostatistician III Mar 2018 Arizona State University
Run Fan PhD, M.S. Biostatistician III Sep 2015 Vanderbilt University School of Medicine
Omair A. Khan, M.A.S., GStat Biostatistician II Jun 2017 The Pennsylvania State University
Xiaoke Feng, M.S. Biostatistician II Feb 2018 University of Texas at Dallas
Josh DeClercq, M.S. Biostatistician II June 2018 Vanderbilt University
Elizabeth McNeer, M.S. Biostatistician II July 2018 Vanderbilt University
Onur Orun, M.S. Biostatistician II Feb 2019 Colorado State University
Heather Prigmore, M.P.H. Biostatistician II Apr 2019 Texas A&M University
Zhihong Yu, M.S. PhD Biostatistician II Jan 2020 Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis

IT Staff

Name Position Starting Date in Dept Degree University
Dale Plummer Manager, Application Development May 1981 BS, Computer Science Vanderbilt
Zhouwen Liu Sr. Application Developer Dec 2003 MS Middle Tennessee State
Cole Beck Sr. Application Developer Jan 2004 BS, Computer Science Lipscomb University
Charles Dupont Associate Application Developer Apr 2005 BS Rensselaer Polytech
Milad Abbasi Cloud Computing Developer Jun 2022 MS, Computer Engineering University of California, Irvine
Dean Gibson Sr. IT Project Manager Feb 2021 MS, Computer Science George Washington University
Will Gray Principal Application Developer Jun 2004 BS, Computer Science and Mathematics Lipscomb University
James Grindstaff Application Developer Feb 2019 BS, Computer Science East Tennessee State
Savannah Obregon Application Developer June 2021 BS, Information Technology Management Lipscomb University
Bashar Shakhtour Principal System Administrator Dec 1999 BS, Computer Science University of North Carolina at Charlotte
Bart Sharp Senior Quality Assurance Analyst Feb 2016 BA, Commercial Music and Music Business Belmont University
Jubilee Tan Application Developer Mar 2016 MS, Hydraulic and Ocean Engineering National Cheng Kung University
Hui Wu Application Developer Mar 2013 PhD, Engineering Louisiana Tech
Vinni Yenukonda Quality Assurance Analyst Nov 2021 BTech, Computer Science Engineering IFHE University

E-mail Lists

List Name Definition
biostat-admin Biostatistics administrative staff in 2525 WEA
biostat-all biostat-staff + biostat-fac + biostat-student + biostat-postdoc + cos-managed
biostat-clinic Clinic notification
biostat-execfac Executive faculty committee
biostat-exempt Exempt staff
biostat-fac biostat-phdfac + biostat-msfac
biostat-facalloc Allocations Committee
biostat-it Biostatistics IT staff in 2525 WEA
biostat-msfac other faculty (senior MS level etc)
biostat-mssc MS search committee
biostat-msstaff MS-level biostatisticians without faculty appointments
biostat-phdfac assistant professors and up (overlaps with execfac)
biostat-rstaff all staff other than admin, cs, msstaff
biostat-secfac secondary faculty
biostat-staff biostat-admin + biostat-it + biostat-msstaff + biostat-rstaff
biostat-students All MS and PhD students in our department
biostat-supervisors Supervisors in the Dept of Biostatistics
biostat-adj Adjunct/adjoint faculty
biostat-rfac Research track faculty

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Topic revision: r150 - 07 May 2023, PegDuthie

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