Program Faculty

Program Director

Lianne Sheppard, PhD, is a Professor in the Department of Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences with a joint appointment in Biostatistics. Her research interests focus on statistical methods for environmental and occupational epidemiology and include study design and estimation of environmental exposure effects. She actively collaborates on EHS projects, including Kaufman’s DISCOVER Center, Vedal’s NIEHS-funded study of air pollution sources and health, and Goss’s NIEHS-funded cystic fibrosis and air pollution study. By her research funding, she has mentored 12 biostatistics students as they became engaged in environmental health applications. She has served as advisor or committee member for 11 PhD students in six departments, including Biostatistics, Epidemiology, and Environmental Health, mentored 3 post docs, and advised many additional masters students. Dr. Sheppard is a Fellow of the American Statistical Association and a member of two Clean Air Scientific Advisory Committee Special Panels (Ozone, and NOx & Sox). She is co-author on a 2007 New England Journal of Medicine paper estimating the risk in post-menopausal women of long-term air pollution exposure on cardiovascular disease incidence and has over 40 peer-reviewed publications in EHS areas. Dr. Sheppard will have 5% dedicated departmental funding to administer this Training Program.

Program Mentors

LABORATORY-BASED PATHWAY

POPULATION-BASED PATHWAY

Quantitative MentorLife Sciences MentorQuantitative MentorLife Sciences Mentor
Browning: BiostatisticsCosta: EOHSHeagerty: BiostatKaufman: EOHS, Epi, Medicine
Kerr: BiostatisticsEaton: EOHSNewcomb: EpidemiologyPsaty: Medicine, Epidemiology
Shojaie: BiostatisticsFaustman: EOHSSheppard: EOHS, BiostatRabinowitz: EOHS, Global Health
Thornton: BiostatisticsGallagher: EOHSSzpiro: BiostatSeixas: EOHS
Weir: BiostatisticsKavanagh: EOHSWakefield: BiostatSimpson: EOHS
(Wakefield: Biostatistics)King: Genome, Medical Genetics Siscovick: Epi, Medicine
 Nickerson: Genome Sciences Vedal: EOHS
 Rosenfeld: EOHS, Pathology Yost: EOHS
 Stamatoyannopoulos: Genome Sciences, Medicine (Faustman: EOHS)
 Xia: EOHS  
 Zhang: Pathology  
 (Psaty: Medicine, Epidemiology)