Department of Epidemiology & Biostatistics

Faculty Profile

Charles E. McCulloch, PhD


Professor and Head, Division of Biostatistics

UCSF Box 0560
185 Berry Street, Lobby 5, Suite 5700
San Francisco, CA 94107-1762

415 / 514-8027
415 / 514-8150

Dr. McCulloch received his PhD in Statistics from Cornell University and returned to the faculty there after an appointment at Florida State University. Before coming to UCSF, he spent 18 years at Cornell, eventually becoming Professor and the founding Chair of the Department of Statistical Science. He conducts primary research in the areas of longitudinal data analysis, generalized linear mixed models, and latent class models. He is the co-author of four textbooks and author of the Institute of Mathematical Statistics monograph, "Generalized Linear Mixed Models." He is a fellow of the American Statistical Association, and an elected member of the International Statistical Institute. He was the primary lecturer for an NSF-CBMS Regional Research Conference in 1999 on the topic of generalized linear mixed models. He has over 30 years of statistical consulting and collaborative experience.

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Regression Methods in Biostatistics: Linear, Logistic, Survival, and Repeated Measures Models. Vittinghoff E, Glidden DV, Shiboski SC and McCulloch CE. Springer, pp. xvi + 344, 2004.

Generalized, Linear, and Mixed Models, 2nd Edition. CE McCulloch, SR Searle and JM Neuhaus, Wiley, 2008. Link to Wiley.   Errata.

Prediction of random effects in linear and generalized linear models under model misspecification CE McCulloch, JM Neuhaus. To appear in Biometrics, 2010.

Relaxing the Rule of Ten Events Per Variable in Logistic and Cox Regression. Vittinghoff EV, McCulloch, CE. American Journal of Epidemiology, 165:710-718, 2007.

Separating between- and within-cluster covariate effects using conditional and partitioning methods. Neuhaus JM, McCulloch CE. Journal of the Royal Statistical Society, Series B, 68: 859 872, 2006.

Functional status of elderly adults before and after initiation of dialysis. MK Tamura, KE Covinsky, GM Chertow, K Yaffe, CS Landefeld, CE McCulloch. New England Journal of Medicine, 361:1539-1547, 2009.

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