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Gary Grunwald PhD, MA

  • Department of Biostatistics & Informatics

Dr. Grunwald has been a faculty member at the CU Anschutz Medical Campus since 1997. His statistical methods research is mainly in correlated and non-normal data, and more recently in stochastic modeling and multi-level analysis, with applications in outcomes research. Most of his recent collaborative work has been in the area of cardiovascular outcomes research with the Denver VA CART and COIN groups. In these settings, he works extensively with big EHR data compiled from numerous patient and hospital record systems, and applies and develops state of the art statistical methods for analysis of the resulting data to answer clinical and health services research questions. He teaches and co-teaches several graduate courses including Statistical Consulting, Correlated Data, and Stochastic Modeling. He has mentored or co-mentored six PhD and 16 MS students as well as several junior faculty members. He also serves in administrative positions as the director and co-director of biostatistics graduate programs (16 years) and chair of the ColoradoSPH Appointments, Promotions and Tenure Committee (10 years).

Areas of Expertise

  • Biostatistics
  • Correlated data
  • Non-normal data
  • Health outcomes research
  • Statistical methods in cardiology

Education, Licensure & Certifications

  • PhD, Statistics, University of Washington, 1987
  • MA, Mathematics, University of Oregon, 1978
  • BS, Engineering/Applied Math, Colorado School of Mines, 1976



  • Faculty Excellence in Mentoring Award, ColoradoSPH, 2015
  • Dean's Mentoring Award, CU Anschutz Graduate School, 2013