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Anna Barón PhD, MS

  • Department of Biostatistics & Informatics


Primary Phone:303-724-4351

Mailing Address:
  • CU Anschutz

Fitzsimons Building

13001 East 17th Place


Room W3104

Aurora, CO 80045

Dr. Barón is Professor of Biostatistics and Informatics and has been a faculty member at the University of Colorado Denver since 1984. She is currently a Senior Biostatistician with the VA CART Program on cardiology outcomes research, Co-Investigator with the Denver-Seattle VA Center of Innovation, and MPI on a randomized clinical trial, joint with Vanderbilt University Medical Center, testing the clinical utility of biomarkers and CT imaging features in the management of intermediate risk pulmonary nodules. Her methodologic expertise is in the design and analysis of observational studies and her research focuses on cancer prevention and control, especially in lung cancer. She has a strong passion for teaching and mentoring, has developed and taught many introductory and advanced courses, and has mentored numerous MPH, MS and PhD students in biostatistics, PhD students in epidemiology, bioinformatics, and clinical sciences, and junior faculty in biostatistics and public health.

Areas of Expertise

  • Prediction modeling for time to event and binary outcomes
  • Biomarker discovery and validation
  • Comparative effectiveness analysis using propensity score methods

Education, Licensure & Certifications

  • University of Texas School of Public Health, PhD, Biometry, 1984
  • University of Texas School of Public Health, MS, Biometry, 1980
  • Rice University, BA, Mathematical Sciences, 1977



  • Faculty Member Inductee into the Alpha Upsilon Chapter (CSPH) of the Delta Omega Honorary Society in Public Health, Colorado School of Public Health, 2010.
  • Visiting Scientist Fellowship Award, International Agency for Research on Cancer, Lyon France, 2006.
  • Departmental Teaching Award - given by the Graduate Students in Public Health and Biometrics, University of Colorado, 1991, 1995, 2001.
  • Ford Foundation Minority Postdoctoral Fellowship, 1986.

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