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Joseph Cavanaugh

Joseph Cavanaugh

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

Areas of Expertise

Mathematical Statistics, Applied Statistics,

Research Interests

Model Selection


Dr. Cavanaugh is Professor and Head of the Department of Biostatistics at the University of Iowa. He holds a secondary appointment in the Department of Statistics and Actuarial Science and is an affiliate professor in the Applied Mathematical and Computational Sciences interdisciplinary doctoral program. Dr. Cavanaugh has an active disciplinary research agenda that focuses on the development of methods for model selection and time series analysis. His primary collaborative research areas are in infectious diseases, dentistry, and injury prevention. He has published over 110 peer-reviewed manuscripts, over 40 of which feature methodological research contributions to statistics and biostatistics. He is an elected Fellow of the American Statistical Association.