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Brian Vestal, PhD

Assistant Professor in the Center for Genes, Environment, and Health at National Jewish Health

Research Interests

Genomics/genetics, quantitative image analysis, spatial statistics, Bayesian statistics, developing computationally efficient software implementations of new methodologies, emphysema, pulmonary fibrosis

Current Research

Bayesian methods for clustered/longitudinal RNA-Seq studies; Spatial methods for characterizing patterns of emphysema in lung computed tomography scans; Genetic and imaging analyses of Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis.


  • PhD in Biostatistics, University of Colorado Denver, 2017
  • MA in Applied Mathematics, California State University Fullerton, 2012
  • BS in Mathematics, Vanguard University, 2009

What makes you passionate about or interested in biostatistics?

Biostatistics gives me the opportunity to be involved in many different areas of biomedical research that have the opportunity to drastically change people's lives for the better.

Personal Interests & Hobbies

Golf, soccer, snowboarding

Colorado School of Public Health

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