RodneySparapani_Academic Profile

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 applies Bayesian methodology to modern biostatistical problems such as survival analysis, health services research, causal inference, comparative effectiveness research and big data/omics. Recently, he has focused on Bayesian machine learning, Bayesian nonparametrics and the surrounding challenges of efficient computation with large data sets. His collaborative research has involved the analysis of cancer treatments, cardiovascular disease and a wide variety of other conditions such as diabetes, osteoporosis, hepatitis, hip fracture, sinus surgery and spine surgery.