Adjoint/Adjunct Faculty

  • Mary Banach, PhD, MPH

    Adjunct Instructor of Biostatistics

    PhD, Science and Math Education, University of California, Berkeley, 2003

    MPH, Public Health, University of California, Berkeley, 1986

    Mary would love to hear from colleagues interested in advancing data quality. Projects include moving R code for CTSpedia Safety Graphics to GitHub (to improve access for FDA, DIA [Drug Information Association], and PHUSE [Pharmaceutical Users Software Exchange] statisticians). 

  • Jeffrey D. Blume, PhD

    Adjoint Professor of Biostatistics

    PhD, Biostatistics, Johns Hopkins

    Primary appointment: Quantitative Foundation Associate Dean for Academic and Faculty Affairs in Data Science, University of Virginia

    Honors include election as a fellow of the American Statistical Association (2021) and the American Association for the Advancement of Science (2021).

  • Yong Deng, PhD

    Adjunct Professor of Biostatistics

    Dr. Deng may also be reached at dengentropy[at]uestc[dot]edu[dot]cn

  • Rafe Donahue, PhD

    Adjunct Associate Professor of Biostatistics

    PhD, Statistics, Colorado State University

    Primary appointment: Senior Director, Biometrics, Sierra Oncology

  • Chris Fonnesbeck

    Adjoint Associate Professor of Biostatistics

    Research interests include: computational statistics, hierarchical modeling, Bayesian statistics, meta-analysis, epidemiology, decision analysis and adaptive decision-making, machine learning, statistical software, sabermetrics

    Primary appointment: Principal quantitative analyst, Philadelphia Phillies



  • Chao-Han Lai, MD, PhD

    Adjoint Professor of Biostatistics

    Primary appointments: 

    • Professor, Department of Surgery, National Cheng Kung University (NCKU)
    • Chief of Experimental Surgery and Surgical Intensive Care Unit, NCKU Hospital
    • Director, Resident Training Program, NCKU Hospital
  • Karel "Carl" G.M. Moons, MD, PhD

    Adjunct Professor of Biostatistics

    PhD, medicine, Erasmus University

    Primary appointment: professor of clinical epidemiology at the Julius Center for Health Sciences and Primary Care, UMC Utrecht

    Research interests include: the real impact of medical innovations, ranging from drugs, robotics, medical tests, eHealth and AI-algorithms, for patients, citizens and healthcare

    More information: UMC Utrecht profile

  • Ben Saville, PhD

    Adjunct Assistant Professor of Biostatistics

    PhD, Biostatistics, University of North Carolina

    Primary appointment: Director & Senior Statistical Scientist at Berry Consultants, specializing in Bayesian adaptive clinical trial design