Department Leadership

Senior Executive Committee

Department Chair: Yu Shyr 

  • Administrative contact: Jena Altstatt

Vice Chair of Diversity and Inclusion: Leena Choi

Vice Chair of Education: Cindy Chen

Vice Chair of Faculty Affairs: Bryan Shepherd

Vice Chair of Informatics & Collaborative Programs: Lynne Berry

Vice Chair of Research: Jonathan Schildcrout

Director of Graduate Studies: Benjamin French

  • Administrative contact: Chazlie Miller

Chief Business Officer: Janey Wang


Graduate Program Admissions Committee

Chair: Simon Vandekar

  • Administrative contact: Chazlie Miller


Post-Graduate Studies and Distance Learning Program

Director: Cindy Chen

  • Administrative contact: Chazlie Miller


Biostatistics Graduate Student Association

President: Jamie Joseph

Vice President: Marisa Blackman

Treasurer: Ruby Xiong

Secretary: Chiara DiGravio

First-Year Liaison: Elisa Yazdani


Faculty Recruitment Committee

Chair: Matt Shotwell

  • Administrative contact: biostatistics[at]vumc[dot]org


Resource Allocation Committee

Chair: Dandan Liu

  • Administrative contact: Nicole Gunnison


Staff Search Committee

Chairs: Run Fan and Josh DeClercq


Staff Promotions and Development Committees

IT Chair: Dale Plummer

Analytical Chair: Yuwei Zhu

  • Administrative contact: Nicole Gunnison