Elizabeth D. Schifano, PhD

Associate Professor (PI)

Department of Statistics

Undergraduate Program Director

Research Overview

Statistical methods for genomic, public health and medical data. Specific expertise and interests in: statistical genomics; genetic epidemiology; genome-wide association studies; epigenetics; high dimensional and correlated data; shrinkage estimation; big data analytics; variable selection.


Cornell University, Ithaca, NY
Ph.D., Statistics, August 2010

  • Dissertation Topic: “Topics in Penalized Estimation”
  • Advisor: Robert L. Strawderman

M.S., Statistics, August 2007

  • Thesis Topic: “Generalized Wavelet Thresholding: Estimation and Hypothesis Testing with Applications to Array Comparative Genomic Hybridization”
  • Advisor: Robert L. Strawderman

B.S., Biometry and Statistics, Summa Cum Laude, May 2004

Recent/Selected Publications

Research Gate

Contact Information
Phone(860) 486-6143
Mailing Address215 Glenbrook Road, Unit 4120
Storrs, Connecticut 06269-4120