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Rodney Sparapani, PhD

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Rodney Sparapani, PhD

Assistant Professor


  • Biostatistics

Contact Information


Dr. Rodney Sparapani is an Assistant Professor in the Division of Biostatistics at the Medical College of Wisconsin. He joined the division in the winter of 2013.

Curriculum Vitae


PhD, Biostatistics, Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI, 2011
MS, Mathematics, Marquette University, Milwaukee, WI, 1991
BS, Mathematics, Michigan Technological University, Houghton, MI, 1989

Research Interests

Dr. Sparapani's research focuses on applying Bayesian methodology to modern biostatistical problems such as survival analysis, health services research, causal inference, comparative effectiveness research and big data/omics. Rodney’s recent research has focused on Bayesian nonparametrics and the surrounding challenges of efficient computation with big data sets. He has an interest in data science with respect to electronic health records including ancillary digital databanks such as chemotherapy/radiotherapy and electrocardiograms/echocardiograms. His collaborative research has involved the analysis of cancer treatments, cardiovascular disease and others.