Kevin K. Dobbin

Epidemiology & Biostatistics
Associate Professor

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Epidemiology & Biostatistics

  • Education

    PhD, Statistics, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities, 2001

    BA, Mathematics, University of Colorado, Boulder, 1996

    BA, Great Books Program, St. John’s College-Santa Fe, 1987

  • More About

    Associate Member, UGA Institute of Bioinformatics

  • Areas of Expertise

    Research: biomarker development, reproducibility studies, machine learning, validation of clinical predictors

    Teaching: clinical trials, survival analysis, reproducible research

    cancer, clinical trials, experimental design, high dimensional data, computational statistics, translational research

  • Honors, Awards, and Achievements

    Distinguished Cancer Scholar, Georgia Cancer Coalition 2009-2014

  • Affiliations

    American Statistical Association

    International Biometric Society (ENAR)

  • Course Instruction

    Dr. Dobbin’s tries to bring his work experience gained during his tenure at NIH to bear in order to help students see the big picture and understand that individual public health projects take place in a larger context, and that the ultimate goal is to move the science forward.

  • Research Interests

    Despite great advances in biological understanding in recent years, the translation of these discoveries into effective biomarkers and treatments for patients has been disappointing. What often slows down or stops effective translation is poor experimental design and analysis. Dr. Dobbin’s research focuses on improving these methodologies so that discoveries can more quickly get to the patients who need them.