Jeffrey M. Albert, PhD

Professor
Department of Population and Quantitative Health Sciences
School of Medicine
Member
Cancer Prevention Control & Population Research Program
Case Comprehensive Cancer Center

Dr. Albert is a biostatistician whose areas of expertise include longitudinal data analysis, the analysis of clustered/multilevel data, the analysis of randomized and cohort studies, mediation analysis, and causal inference. He has made key contributions to the methodology for causal mediation analysis (CMA), a method of determining the total effect of a treatment into direct and indirect effects.  He has been involved in a wide variety of clinical and pre-clinical studies, and his collaborative research experience spans numerous health areas, including oral health, behavior/communication, cancer, HIV/AIDS, and neurology. 

Dr. Albert is currently the principal investigator of a grant from the National Institute of Dental & Craniofacial Research (NIDCR) /National Institutes of Health (NIH) that will develop new statistical methods to better account for the dynamic interplay among factors in health processes, and allow improved prediction of the effects of new interventions. The new methods will be applied to a study of biological and psychosocial factors in early childhood dental caries, and behavioral interventions to improve the use of dental care.

Contributions to science: 

  • Causal mediation analysis
  • Statistical methods for longitudinal and clustered data; introduced the reduced-rank growth curve model
  • Dental research; applied advanced statistical methods to dental data
  • Statistical methods and applications for HIV/AIDS research

Teaching Information

Courses Taught

EPBI 458. Statistical Methods for Clinical Trials
EPBI 459. Longitudinal Data Analysis
EPBI 483. Causal Inference

Research Information

Research Interests

  • Longitudinal data analysis
  • Design and analysis of randomized trials
  • Mediation analysis
  • Casual inference

Professional Memberships

American Statistical Association
US Civilian Research and Development Foundation
Data and Safety Monitoring Board (DSMB): International Study of Onchocerciasis and International Filariasis Study
DSMB: Oral Health Promotion During Pregnancy, National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research (NIDCR), National Institutes of Health
Medical Research Council, UK

Publications

Editorial roles: 

  • Statistics in Medicine, Associate Editor

View Jeffrey M. Albert's publications

Education

Doctor of Philosophy
Biostatistics
University of Michigan
Master of Science
Biostatistics
University of Michigan

Additional Information

Among the Master's students and PhD graduates who Dr. Albert has mentored, many have gone onto careers with organizations including:

  • Federal Drug Administration 
  • Kent State University, Associate Professor
  • Cleveland Clinic Foundation

Throughout his academic career, Dr. Albert has instructed and mentored more than 250 Master's students and more than 10 PhD candidates who successfully defended their dissertations and were granted their degrees.