Paul L. Auer, PhD

Faculty Chair and Associate Professor, Biostatistics
School of Public Health

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PhD, Statistics, Purdue University
MPS, Applied Statistics, Cornell University
BA, Math, State University of New York at Geneseo


Dr. Auer’s primary research is focused on discovering the genetic determinants of common chronic diseases including Heart Disease, Bleeding Disorders, Type II Diabetes, Stroke and Colorectal Cancer. Specifically, he develops and implements statistical and computational tools for analyzing genetic data from large U.S. health studies such as the Women’s Health Initiative. He is currently studying the extent to which rare genetic variation influences disease risk in diverse U.S. populations. Because quantitative analysis is a foundation for Public Health studies, as well as his own research, Dr. Auer enjoys teaching introductory statistical and quantitative principles to aspiring Public Health professionals.