J. Sunil Rao, PhD

Professor and Director of the Divisoin of Biostatistics, Department of Public Health Sciences

J. Sunil Rao PhD is the Interim Chair of the Division of Public Health Sciences and the Division Director of the Division of Biostatistics at the Miller School of Medicine at the University of Miami. His methodological statistical research interests include high dimensional statistical modeling, model selection, mixed model selection and prediction, modeling incomplete data, robust estimation, bump hunting, statistical formulations for precision medicine, and the statistical analysis of disparity data. Dr. Rao’s areas of cancer research have included genetic screening for colon cancer screening (including work on the now FDA approved Cologuard test), genomic modeling of colon cancer progression (including the widely used Bayesian ANOVA for microarrays technique), identification of patient subgroups most likely to do well on therapy, and now cancer disparity modeling including for colon and cervical cancer. He is a Fellow of the American Statistical Association, Elected Member of the International Statistical Institute and co-leader of the Cancer Control and Prevention program at the Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center at the University of Miami.

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