• Dr. Bursac obtained a PhD in Biostatistics from the University of Oklahoma Health Science Center in 2003. Dr. Bursac’s first academic appointment as an Assistant Professor was at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) in 2003. Dr. Bursac spent eleven years at UAMS and was promoted to Associate Professor in 2008. Dr. Bursac received his appointment at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC) as a Professor in Preventive Medicine, and Associate Director and Senior Statistical Scientist in the Center for Population Sciences. Currently Dr. Bursac is a Professor and Chair in the Department of Biostatistics and Director of the FIU Center for Statistical Consulting and Collaboration (FIU-STATCONSULT) at the Stempel College of Public Health, at Florida International University.

    During his career Dr. Bursac has worked on over 60 grants with a total value of over $100,000,000. Dr. Bursac has authored/co-authored over 200 peer-reviewed publications in various areas of public health, preventive and clinical medicine, and biostatistics. These publications have been cited approximately 9000 times with h-index of 40.

    Dr. Bursac has been a director and instructor for numerous graduate level courses and has mentored over 60 graduate students, as well as number of junior faculty.

    He provides continuing grant review services to PCORI and NASA. Dr. Bursac is an active member of the American Statistical Association, and SAS Users Group.

    His goal is to continue these activities collaboratively with Stempel College faculty, staff and administration by continuing to support departmental, college and university research projects, participating and leading efforts with other faculty within and outside of the department in the faculty and staff growth, improving visibility and biostatistics consulting services campus wide, mentoring junior and mid-career faculty as well as staff, streamlining teaching efforts, recruiting more students to the biostatistics MPH concentration, and developing a PhD program in biostatistics.

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  • Longitudinal Data Methods, Analysis with Missing Data, Models for Discrete Data

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  • Zoran Bursac


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