Lance Waller, PhD

Primary Mentor

Chair, Biostatistics and Bioinformatics, Rollins School of Public Health

Phone: (404) 727-1057


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Lance A. Waller served as Dr. Safo's primary mentor from 2016-2017.  Dr. Waller is Rollins Professor and Chair of the Department of Biostatistics and Bioinformatics, Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University.  He received his B.S. in Mathematics from New Mexico State University (1986), and his Ph.D. in Operations Research from Cornell University (1991).  He is currently a member of the National Academy of Science Committee on Applied and Theoretical Statistics.

His research involves the development and application of statistical methods for spatially referenced data including applications in environmental justice, neurology, epidemiology, disease surveillance, conservation biology, and disease ecology.  He has published in a variety of biostatistical, statistical, environmental health, and ecology journals and is co-author with Carol Gotway of the text Applied Spatial Statistics for Public Health Data (2004, Wiley).