J. Sunil Rao, PhD

Director of Biostatistics, Masonic Cancer Center
Sunil Rao

United States

Contact Dr. J. Sunil Rao: js-rao@umn.edu
Dr. J. Sunil Rao is Professor of Biostatistics in the Division of Biostatistics at the School of Public Health. He received his Ph.D. in biostatistics from the University of Toronto in 1994 and his MS in biostatistics from the University of Minnesota in 1991. Dr. Rao is an internationally recognized expert in the modeling of complex data and the development of new statistical methods and computational algorithms.


Ph.D., University Toronto 1994 (Biostatistics)
MS, University of Minnesota 1991 (Biostatistics)


Awards & Recognitions

Fellow of the American Statistical Association; Elected Member of the International Statistical Institute

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Research Summary/Interests

His research focuses on the analysis of high dimensional data, multilevel models, small area estimation, machine learning and health disparity estimation.