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


Quantitative Mentors

Life Sciences Mentors

Sharon Browning: Biostatistics
Kathleen Kerr: Biostatistics
Ali Shojaie: Biostatistics Timothy Thornton: Biostatistics
Bruce Weir: Biostatistics
Jon Wakefield: Biostatistics

Lucio Costa: EOHS
David Eaton: EOHS
Elaine Faustman: EOHS
Evan Gallagher: EOHS
Terrance Kavanagh: EOHS
Mary-Claire King: Genome, Medical Genetics
Debbie Nickerson: Genome Sciences
Michael Rosenfeld: EOHS, Pathology
John Stamatoyannopoulos: Genome Sciences, Medicine
Zhengui Xia: EOHS
Jing Zhang: Pathology
Bruce Psaty: Medicine, Epidemiology



Quantitative Mentors

Life Sciences Mentors

Patrick Heagerty: Biostat
Polly Newcomb: Epidemiology
Lianne Sheppard: EOHS, Biostat
Adam Szpiro: Biostat
Jon Wakefield: Biostat

Joel Kaufman: EOHS, Epi, Medicine
Bruce Psaty: Medicine, Epidemiology
Peter Rabinowitz: EOHS, Global Health
Noah Seixas: EOHS
Christopher Simpson: EOHS
David Siscovick: Epi, Medicine
Sverre Vedal: EOHS
Michael Yost: EOHS
Elaine Faustman: EOHS