Jason Roy, PhD
Jason Roy, Ph.D., is chair and professor in the Department of Biostatistics and Epidemiology. He also serves as the director of Rutgers University Biostatistics and Epidemiology Services and co-director of Biostatistics, Epidemiology, and Research Design core, NJ ACTS. Prior to joining Rutgers, Dr. Roy was a professor Department of Biostatistics, Epidemiology, and Informatics at the University of Pennsylvania. He earned his bachelor’s degree in actuarial science and economics from Eastern Michigan University, and his master’s and doctoral degrees in biostatistics from the University of Michigan.
Dr. Roy in interested in methodological research in developing flexible Bayesian methods for large, observational studies, especially data from EHR and mobile health. He is particularly interested in causal inference problems, where Bayesian nonparametric methods can be used in conjunction with g-computation. He is also interested in functional clustering methods, which can be very useful for extracting features from intensively collected data (such as from mobile devices). Much of his collaborative research is in pharmacoepidemiology.