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Jaya Satagopan, PhD

Associate Attending Biostatistician

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University of Wisconsin

Current Research Interests

Dr. Satagopan’s consolidated program of methodological and collaborative research focuses on evaluating the genetic and environmental underpinnings of cancer and cancer-related traits. Her current research works include studies of genetic association and gene-environment interactions, investigation of multiple sets of correlated exposures in relation to cancer risk, and cost-effective study designs for epidemiology and tumor biology. Her statistical areas of research for addressing the scientific hypotheses in these studies include link functions in generalized linear models, parameter estimation in unbalanced analysis of variance, penalized regression, and shrinkage estimation. This research program is supported by a NIH-funded grant (R01CA137420). Dr. Satagopan is a Co-Editor (with RC Elston and S Sun) of the book Statistical Human Genetics, published by Humana Press of Springer during 2012 (ISBN: 978-1-61779-554-1). She is also an Associate Professor of Public Health at Weill Cornell Medical College.



  1. Satagopan JM, Zhou Q, Oliveria SA, Dusza SW, Weinstock MA, Berwick M, Halpern AC (2011). Properties of preliminary test estimators and shrinkage estimators for evaluating multiple risk factors – Application to questionnaire data from the SONIC study. Journal of the Royal Statistical Society Series C (Applied Statistics), 60: 619 – 632.

  2. Satagopan JM, Elston RC (2013). Evaluation of removable statistical interaction for binary traits. Statistics in Medicine, 32: 1164-1190

  3. Satagopan JM, Sen A, Zhou Q, Lan Q, Rothman N, Langseth H, Engel LS (2015). Bayes and empirical Bayes methods for reduced rank regression models in matched case-control studies. Biometrics, 72: 584 – 595.

  4. Satagopan JM, Iasonos A (2017). Measuring differential treatment benefit across marker specific subgroups: the choice of outcome scale. Contemporary Clinical Trials, doi: 10.1016/j.cct.2017.02.007.

  5. Devlin SM, Satagopan JM (2017). Statistical interactions from a growth curve perspective. Human Heredity, 82: 21-36.

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