The center is comprised of faculty and graduate students from Epidemiology and Biostatistics. Experts from the College of Public Health will also provide assistance to the center.
Dr. Yangxin Huang joined the USF as faculty member in 2005. He is tenured full professor of Biostatistics at the College of Public Health. Prior to USF, Dr. Huang was postdoctoral at Harvard School of Public Health in 2001-2003, and was assistant professor at University of Rochester in 2003-2005. He has published more than 120 articles in peer-reviewed statistical and scientific journals since 2005. As PI, Co-PI or Co-I, Dr. Huang had and have been working on a number of funded extramural projects from the various sources including NIH, NSF and NSA in supporting his research activities and collaboration, and is a grant reviewer for the NIH and NSF. He has also directed more than 6 PhD graduates as major professor and supervised more than 40 doctoral and MPH/MSPH students. Dr. Huang is experienced biostatistical collaborator in various funded and unfunded projects, grant proposals, manuscript preparation to conduct study design and protocol development. He also has expertise in managing data collection, statistical analysis and interpretation and presentation of analysis results, and providing general critique to grant proposal evaluation and critical review of manuscript to medical, public health and other scientific researchers. Dr. Huang’s research interests and interdisciplinary collaboration expertise are Bayesian statistics and MCMC-based algorithms, joint modeling for longitudinal and survival data, mixed-effects (multi-level) models for longitudinal data, Bayesian-frequentist hybrid approach for longitudinal data, change-point modeling for longitudinal data, quantile regression-based mixed-effects modeling, and missing, measurement error and zero-inflated data analysis as well as statistical applications in HIV/AIDS, diabetes, infectious diseases, cancer and neurology etc.
Location: COPH Building 2124