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Dr. Jacob Oleson

Dr. Jacob Oleson

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  • University of Iowa
  • Status: Faculty
  • Department: Biostat,
  • Will Mentor: Pre-doctoral students

Areas of Expertise


Research Interests

Biostatistical analysis


Dr. Oleson is an Associate Professor in Biostatistics and Director of the Center for Public Health Statistics for the College of Public Health at the University of Iowa. He conducts both biostatistical methodologic research and collaborative clinical research. Oleson serves as the statistician on various funded research grants including hearing loss outcomes and speech development. This experience includes mixed models, longitudinal analysis, growth curves, and missing data analyses. In the Center for Public Health Statistics he works closely with health practitioners in the Iowa Department of Public Health on research studies. His methodologic research interests are in Bayesian methodology involving spatial statistics and temporal modeling as well as infectious disease modeling, small area estimation, and missing data applications.