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Diana Abbott PhD

Research Associate
Center for Innovative Design & Analysis
  • Department of Biostatistics & Informatics

In her role as a research associate at the Center for Innovative Design & Analysis, Dr. Abbott runs her collaborative agreements like the marathons she participates in around the country. With strong, consistent support to her partners, she continues to produce new analyses and drives science in collaboration with her investigators. Her research interests are in clinical trial design and statistical genetics.

Prior to joining the Colorado School of Public Health, Dr. Abbott was a research assistant professor in genetic epidemiology at the University of Utah. Previously, she worked as a statistical genetics analyst in the Center for Human Genetics at Duke University and as the biostatistics core manager at Duke.

Dr. Abbott received an undergraduate degree in mathematics education from Brigham Young University, an MS in biostatistics from Oklahoma University Health Sciences Center, and a PhD in statistical genetics from the University of Iowa.

Areas of Expertise

  • Statistical genetics
  • Linkage analysis
  • Clinical trial design and analysis
  • Survival analysis
  • Data safety and monitoring
  • Hematology

Education, Licensure & Certifications

  • PhD, Statistical Genetics, University of Iowa
  • MS, Biostatistics, Oklahoma University Health Sciences Center
  • BS, Mathematics Education, Brigham Young University