Catherine Cooksley, Dr.P.H.
Senior Biostatistician, Sealy Center on Aging
Assistant Professor, Department of Internal Medicine
Associate Director for Research, Center for Comparative Effectiveness and Cancer Outcomes
Honorary Life Member Award, Texas Public Health Association (2008)
The University of Texas Medical Branch
Galveston, Texas 77555-0177
is a Senior Biostatistician for the Center for Comparative Effectiveness
and Cancer Outcomes. She is trained in public health epidemiology,
specifically disease surveillance and control. Dr.
spent the past 19 years at the UT M.D. Anderson Cancer Center. While
there, she provided data management and statistical analytic support to
faculty, students and staff who conducted clinical and population-based
health services and outcomes research. Dr. Cooksley's expertise includes
cancer registry procedures, claims data and database linkage
strategies. Collaborating with researchers and clinicians from
multidisciplinary backgrounds, she has authored or contributed to papers
investigating health care delivery and supportive care needs of cancer
patients and survivors utilizing databases such as the SEER linked
Medicare data, Texas and national inpatient and survey databases
including National Health Interview Survey and Medical Expenditure Panel
is the current editor of the
Texas Public Health Journal.