Sarah Emerson

Contact Info

Primary Title: 
Associate Professor
Email Contact: 
Office: 
Weniger Hall, Room 263

Education

  • Postdoctoral Research Fellowship Biostatistics, Harvard School of Public Health, 2009 - 2010
  • Ph.D. Statistics, Stanford University, 2009
  • B.S. Mathematics, Stanford University, 2004

Research Interests

  • Nonparametric and semi-parametric methods
  • Biostatistics
  • Adaptive and group sequential clinical trials methodology
  • Categorical data analysis
  • Multiple hypothesis testing
  • Multivariate analysis
  • High-dimensional data analysis

Selected Publications [for a full list, see CV]

  • Emerson, S. C., Waikar, S. S., Fuentes, C., Bonventre, J. V., and Betensky, R. A. (2017), “Biomarker validation with an imperfect reference: Issues and bounds,” Statistical Methods in Medical Research (In press)
  • Zhuo, B., Emerson, S. C., Chang, J. H., and Di, Y. (2016), “Identifying stably expressed genes from multiple RNA-Seq data sets,” PeerJ 4:e2791; DOI 10.7717/peerj.2791
  • Hutchinson, R., He, L., and Emerson, S. C. (2017), “Species Distribution Modeling of Citizen Science Data as a Classification Problem with Class-conditional Noise,” AAAI
  • Emerson, S. C., Ruzicka, K., and Wickham, C. (2015), “Rethinking the linear regression model for spatial ecological data: Comment,” Ecology 96(7), 2021–2025.
  • Emerson, S. C., and Emerson, S.S. (2013), “Detecting differential gene expression in subgroups of a disease population,” The International Journal of Biostatistics, 9(1), 95-108.

Instructional and Departmental Activities

  • ST 652 Theory of Linear Models II (Spring 2014)
  • ST 563 Theory of Statistics III (Spring 2013, Spring 2015)
  • ST 562 Theory of Statistics II (Winter 2014)
  • ST 557 Applied Multivariate Analysis (Spring 2011, Fall 2013, Fall 2015)
  • ST 551 Statistical Methods I (Fall 2011, Fall 2012, Fall 2015, Fall 2016)
  • ST 543 Applied Stochastic Models (Spring 2012, Spring 2013, Spring 2014, Spring 2015)
  • ST 422/522 Introduction to Mathematical Statistics II (Winter 2011, Winter 2012, Winter 2013)
  • ST 517 Data Analytics I (Winter 2017)
  • ST 411/511 Method of Data Analysis I (Winter 2015, Winter 2016, Winter 2017)

Professional Societies

  • Western North American Region of the International Biometric Society (WNAR)
    • President-elect 2016, President 2017, Past-President 2018
  • American Statistical Association (ASA)