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Training in Environmental Health Biostatistics

Trainees for grant years 27 & 28Our T32 training grant “Training in Environmental Health Biostatistics” (T32ES007271) is funded by the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences at NIH.

The grant was first awarded in 1992, was successfully led by Dr. David Oakes for 20 years, and is now led by Dr. Sally W. Thurston.  

The goal of this program is to prepare qualified predoctoral and/or postdoctoral trainees for careers that have a significant impact on the health-related research needs of the country. The training environment is achieved by a collaboration between Biostatistics and Environmental Health faculty trainers.

T32 trainers include Drs. Thurston, Oakes, Brent Johnson, Tanzy Love, Matthew McCall, Michael McDermott, and Rob Strawderman from Biostatistics, and Drs. Emily Barrett from Rutgers (formerly from OB/GYN and Public Health Science in Rochester), Deborah Cory-Slechta, Marissa Sobolewski, and Martha Susiarjo from Environmental Medicine, and Drs. Elaine Hill, David Rich, Todd Jusko, and Edwin van Wijngaarden from Public Health Sciences.

The grant supports three doctoral students and one postdoctoral fellow each year. Predoctoral trainees for this training program are selected from among eligible students enrolled in the Statistics PhD program. Postdoctoral fellows should have a doctoral degree in (bio)statistics, epidemiology, computational biology, data science, environmental health, or a related field. All trainees must be US citizens or non-citizen nationals of the United States or have been lawfully admitted for permanent residency.