M4057 SPH II

1415 Washington Heights

Ann Arbor, MI 48109

Hi, my name’s Walter. I am an Assistant Professor of Biostatistics and an Assistant Research Professor in the d3lab located in the Institute of Social Research. My research focuses on Statistical Methods for Digital and Mobile Health. My current work involves three complementary research themes: (1) experimental design and data analytic methods to inform multi-stage decision making in health; (2) statistical modeling of complex longitudinal and survival data; and (3) statistical modeling of complex relational structures such as interaction networks. In the coming years, I will continue to design and apply novel statistical methodologies to make sense of complex longitudinal, survival, and relational datasets. This work will inform decision making in health by aiding in intervention evaluation and development. Outside of my research, I enjoy exploring Ann Arbor with my fiancee by taking our beagle on long walks around town and attending UMS performances or shows at the Ark. I’m also an avid soccer fan and play way too much rec league soccer.

Prior to joining, I was a postdoctoral fellow in the Department of Statistics at Harvard University. My fellowship was in the Statistical Reinforcement Learning Lab under the supervision of Susan Murphy. I received my PhD in Statistics at the University of Chicago under the supervision of Peter McCullagh.