Biostatistics: About


Elizabeth Baumler, PhD is an Associate Professor and Director of Biostatistics for the Center for Violence Prevention at the University of Texas Medical Branch. Dr. Baumler has served as the lead statistician on numerous NIH and CDC funded multi-site longitudinal studies in multiple areas including violence prevention, youth risk behavior, vaccination uptake and cancer prevention screening. Her primary area of expertise is the design and analysis of studies using complex data sets evaluated as randomized controlled trials. Dr. Baumler enjoys collaboration with multiple research teams across the country from many different disciplines analyzing various types of behavioral, psychosocial, and community level data. Her research interests focus on using multilevel modeling to evaluate intervention effectiveness in school, clinic, and community-based studies as well as the integration of qualitative research to refine and inform complimentary quantitative analyses.

Dr. Baumler also has extensive experience working as a consultant in both the public and private sectors conducting statistical analyses with large complex datasets in the areas of compensation analysis, market share estimation, sales and inventory forecasting, price sensitivity analysis, and customer and employee satisfaction analysis. One of Dr. Baumler’s primary strengths is her ability to effectively communicate statistical analyses and interpretations to a wide variety of audiences including those with a limited research background.