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Ryan Peterson PhD, MS

Assistant Professor
  • Center for Innovative Design & Analysis
  • Department of Biostatistics & Informatics

Dr. Peterson is an assistant professor in the Department of Biostatistics & Informatics at the Colorado School of Public Health. He works collaboratively within the Pulmonary Translational Core in the Division of Pulmonary & Critical Care at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus. He is a passionate statistical collaborator whose interests span a broad range of specialized areas, from clinical trials for multiple complex outcomes, to infectious disease epidemiology, to machine learning methods, model selection, and predictive modeling. He is also an active member of the Center for Innovative Design & Analysis, which provides a broad range of statistical expertise for researchers both locally and across the nation. Dr. Peterson obtained his BA in Economics at St. Olaf College, and his PhD in Biostatistics from the University of Iowa.

What's in your data?    Insight   

"The novelty—I am always learning new and interesting things, and understanding the world in new ways."

"A biostatistician has broad appeal in the sciences. We can help solve a lot of issues with study design and we can aid in the forming and interpretation of the results. This makes us an indispensable component of science in general."

Areas of Expertise

  • Model selection
  • Predictive modeling
  • Statistical computation/software
  • Collaborating with clinicians and scientists

Education, Licensure & Certifications

  • PhD, Biostatistics, University of Iowa, 2019
  • MS, Biostatistics, University of Iowa, 2016
  • BA, Economics, St. Olaf College, 2014