Statistical Resources

Falk Faculty listed below have agreed to share their statistical expertise. These faculty are available for interdisciplinary statistical collaboration and/or consultation for grant applications and research projects. Appointments may be made by contacting these faculty directly.

General questions can be addressed in the Research Center by Amy Dumas at adumas@syr.edu.


Brittany Kmush

Brittany Kmush, Ph.D.,

Assistant Professor
435C White Hall | 315-443-1541 | blkmush@syr.edu

Brittany Kmush received her PhD from Johns Hopkins University’s Bloomberg School of Public Health. Her dissertation was entitled, “Risk factors for antibody loss after Hepatitis E virus natural infection and vaccination.” She earned a master of science in infectious disease epidemiology from the Bloomberg School at Johns Hopkins University and holds a bachelor of science in biochemistry from the University of Rochester where she graduated cum laude. Her areas of specialization include epidemiology, global health, infectious diseases, vaccines, nutrition, immunology and environmental exposures particularly within the context of risks for infectious diseases, and Hepatitis E virus.

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Areas of Specialization

Areas of specialization include epidemiology, global health, infectious diseases, vaccines, nutrition, immunology and environmental exposures particularly within the context of risks for infectious diseases, and Hepatitis E virus.

Statistical Expertise

Dr. Kmush is able to provide statistical expertise in: Generalized linear models (linear regression, logistic regression, Poisson regression), model development, multi-level modeling, STATA, Excel.
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David Larsen

David Larsen, Ph.D., M.P.H.

Associate Professor
344D White Hall | 315.443.4059 | dalarsen@syr.edu

David Larsen holds a Ph.D and MPH from Tulane University’s School of Public Health and Tropical medicine. He is an environmental epidemiologist with expertise in large data analysis, multi-level modeling, spatial statistics, geographic information systems, and study design. His content expertise lies broadly in global health, with specific expertise in mosquito borne illnesses, mhealth, and sanitation.

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Areas of Specialization

Global health, Child survival, Infectious disease epidemiology and malaria

Statistical Expertise

Large data analysis, multi-level modeling, spatial statistics, geographic information systems, and study design
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Bhavneet Walia

Bhavneet Walia, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor
444 White Hall | 315.443.3930 | bwalia@syr.edu

Bhavneet Walia joins Syracuse University from Western Illinois University where she was an associate professor of decision sciences and director of the Business Analytics post-baccalaureate certificate program. Her research and scholarship includes numerous journal articles 14 journal articles and several grant awards in the areas of health policy, early childhood development, environmental health, and labor market policy. Prior to joining academics, Dr. Walia worked as a health policy researcher for two years at Kansas Health Institute.

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Areas of Specialization

Health care markets and policy, early childhood development, environmental health, labor market policy.

Statistical Expertise

Applied statistical programming and methodology, health statistics, biostatistics, health information systems, labor statistics, analysis of National Longitudinal Surveys and other social and behavioral statistical analyses (broadly defined)
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