Faculty

Master of Science in Biostatistics

KB Kulasekera

KB Kulasekera earned his Ph.D. in Statistics from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln in 1988. After a 24 year tenure at Clemson University he joined the University of Louisville as Professor and Department Chair of the Department of Bioinformatics and Biostatistics in 2012. He teaches PHST 682 – Multivariate Statistical Analysis.

Jeremy Gaskins

Jeremy Gaskins is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Bioinformatics and Biostatistics. He received in his Ph.D. in Statistics from the University of Florida in 2013. His areas of research include Bayesian statistics, longitudinal data, variable selection, and missing data models. He is the instructor for the PHST 661 Probability and PHST 662 Mathematical Statistics sequence of courses.

Bakee Gunaratna

Bakee Gunaratnam earned his Ph.D. from Case Western University in 2013. His primary research interests include stable and Linnik processes, logistic regression and clinical trials. He teaches PHST 620 - Introduction to Statistical Computing (SAS), PHST 624 - Clinical Trials I, PHST 625 - Clinical Trials II and PHST 640 - Statistical Methods for Research Design in Health Studies.

Doug Lorenz

Doug Lorenz received his Ph.D. in Applied and Industrial Mathematics from the University of Louisville in 2011, and joined the faculty of the Department of Bioinformatics and Biostatistics that year. He is the Coordinator of Online Programs and teaches PHST 683 – Survival Analysis.

Riten Mitra

Riten Mitra earned his Ph.D. in Biostatistics from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 2010. His methodological research centers around Bayesian models and their applications in genomics and proteomics. He is an instructor for PHST 682 - multivariate statistical analysis.

Dr. Rebekah Robinson

Dr. Rebekah Robinson received her Ph.D. in Applied and Industrial Mathematics from the University of Louisville in 2012 with her research primarily focused on segmented regression models. She joined the Biostatistics Department in the fall of 2016 and is the instructor for PHST 680 & 681 (Biostatistical Methods I & II) for the online Master of Science in Biostatistics.

Qi Zheng

Qi Zheng earned his Ph.D. from, Clemson University in 2013. His areas of research include high dimensional data, nonparametric modeling and survival data analysis. He teaches PHST 684 - Categorical Data Analysis.

Dr. Jack Barnette

Jack Barnette is a Professor in the Department of Biostatistics, serving as an instructor for the online program. He received in his Ph.D. in Research, Development, and Evaluation from the Ohio State University in 1972. He will be teaching PHST 640 Statistical Methods for Research Design in Health Sciences.

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