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William LeBlanc, PhD

Senior Professional Research Assistant




Mail Stop F496, Academic Office 1

12631 East 17th Avenue

Aurora, CO 80045


303-724-9743 Office 


I started my career by studying the role of the external carotid artery in the rabbit during stroke. Fortunately, I took enough statistics courses along the way to my PhD to get a Masters in Applied Statistics.  Employment was easier to find with statistics, and I have been working in that field for over 20 years now. I enjoy working on projects that help with the decision-making details that benefit others. I also enjoy working with data sets and data sources that are “problematic”.  Getting paid to listen to music while working on a computer unraveling the pieces of a data puzzle is my idea of the ideal job.


My major interest is in solving problems with data sets and data sources. Healthcare data are inherently “messy” and it takes patience and imagination to get the data to tell a story.  My position is especially rewarding due to the diversity of the projects that I have been asked to work on.  I have assisted oral surgeons, lawyers, epidemiologists, transplant surgeons, nurses, botanists, and numerous graduate students in the pursuit of their research.  Currently, most of my time is spent working in the areas of diabetes and depression.  


I currently consult with a group of occupational epidemiologists looking at occupational health disparities in the workplace, and a group of biologists studying the effects of Red Tide on asthmatics off the coast of Florida.

  1. LeBlanc WG, Vidal L, Kirsner RS, Lee DJ, Caban Martinez AJ, McCollister KE, Arheart KL, Chung Bridges K, Christ S, Clark J, Lewis J, Davila EP, Rouhani P, Fleming LE. Reported Skin Cancer Screening of US Adult Workers. Journal American Academy of Dermatology 2008;59:55-63.
  2. Caban, A., Fleming, L.E., Lee, D.J., Gómez-Marín, O., LeBlanc, W., Pitman T. Obesity in US Workers: The National Health Interview Survey, 1986 to 2002. American Journal of Public Health, 2005, 95, 1614-22.
  3. Lee DJ, LeBlanc W, Fleming LE, Gómez-Marín O, Pitman T. Trends in US Smoking Rates in Occupational Groups: The National Health Interview Survey 1987-1994. Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine 2004;46:538-548.
  4. Price, JS and LeBlanc, WG. Design and Analysis of Multiple Choice Feeding Preference Data. Oecologia, 2004, 138, 1-4.