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Mulugeta Gebregziabher PhD

Mulugeta Gebreselassie Gebregziabher PhD

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  • Professor
  • College of Medicine
  • Public Health Sciences
Academic Focus
  • *Longitudinal data analysis; *Missing data analysis; *Joint modeling
  • *Statistics in Epidemiology; *Analysis of data with point mass at zero
  • *Health Disparities, Health Services Research, Diabetes, Stroke, CKD, lung cancer, etc
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Dr. Mulugeta Gebregziabher is Professor and Vice Chair of Academic Programs at MUSC and Research Health Scientist at the Charleston VA Medical Center. He is co-leader of the Methods Core with the Federally funded VA Health Services Research and Development (HSR&D) Innovation Center called Health Equity and Rural Outreach Innovation Center (HEROIC) at the Charleston VA. He is also affiliated with the MUSC Global Health Institute and College of Graduate Studies. 


He received his Ph.D. from the University of Southern California in 2006 and he has been faculty at MUSC since July 2006. His research expertise is in longitudinal data analysis, missing data analysis, modeling outcomes with point mass at zero, multiple outcomes research, and analysis of very large datasets. He collaborates in several areas of clinical and health services research related to Diabetes, CKD, Stroke, TBI, CVD, lung cancer and HIV/AIDS.


His research interests span a wide range of topics and he collaborates with local, national and global researchers and scientists. He has contributed to more than 50 funded NIH, VA-HSR&D and intramural pilot grants with over 200 manuscripts in high-tier peer reviewed journals. He has contributed to novel methods for the design of studies and statistical analysis of health services and patient care outcomes data. He has developed and taught graduate courses on topics such as longitudinal data analysis, advanced regression, Bayesian analysis and statistics in epidemiology. He has trained several PhD students. He has been reviewer and editorial board member of scientific journals and international graduate students’ thesis. He had served as President of the South Carolina Chapter of the American Statistical Association (ASA) and Officer of the Statistics in Imaging. He has also served as President of the Statistical Society of Ethiopians in North America. He has received several honors for his teaching, mentoring, research and professional services. He is Fellow of the American Statistical Association.


He serves as founder, leader and board member of several charity organizations such as, and respectively.


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