VISITING ASSISTANT PROFESSOR
Dr. Barney's research interests include modeling US mortality rates at the county level, modeling preterm infant growth in the first few weeks of life, and applying Benfords Law to accounting data. Dr. Barney uses his background in economics to inform his statistical research.
Dr. Berrett researches Bayesian modeling, spatial and space-time statistics, and applications to environmental data. She has done work in digital nuclear product detection, environmental health effects on infant bronchiolitis, and pollution maps.
Natalie J. Blades
Dr. Blades works in the meta-analysis of fMRI imaging studies, ordinal data models, and infectious disease epidemiology. She has done research analyzing anthrax outbreaks, gene expression, and mammary neoplasm classification.
Dennis L. Eggett
RESEARCH ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR
Dr. Eggett's research in health statistics has included analysis of handgrip strength and malnutrition, speech recognition, and the effectiveness of essential oils. Dr. Eggett is the director of BYUs Center for Collaborative Research and Statistical Consulting, which offers statistical support for research being done in many disciplines across campus.
David A. Engler
Dr. Engler applies statistical computation and modeling to cancer genomics and multiple sclerosis research. His research marks important progress in the field of disease detection.
Gilbert W. Fellingham
Dr. Fellingham's research combines statistics, health, and sports performance. One of his projects analyzed the importance of attack speed in volleyball, concluding that the speed of the set is only relevant when the attacker is far from the setter. Dr. Fellingham is the graduate coordinator and an associate chair of BYUs Department of Statistics.
Dr. Heaton specializes in the analysis of spatially and temporally correlated data, focusing on the impacts of a changing climate on public health. By using large datasets, exploiting space-time correlations, and establishing causal relationships, Dr. Heaton studies environmental impacts on ecosystems, agriculture, and the economy.
Dr. Reese specializes in biostatistics and sports medicine, but he has also used statistical methods to tackle a broad range of topics. In addition to his work in sports, Dr. Reese has published work on astrophysics, pharmaceuticals, and technology. Dr. Reese is the Melvin W. Carter Professor of Statistics and is currently serving as the dean of the College of Physical and Mathematical Sciences.
Dr. Tass studies microarrays, biostatistics, and statistical application in medicine, health, and wildlife. She has also performed studies analyzing the efficiency of foreign aid allocations.