Matthew Gurka

Gurka, Matthew J.

Primary Appointment

Professor and Department Chair, Pediatrics, Public Health Sciences

Contact Information

Telephone: 434-924-8249

Research Interests

Longitudinal data analysis; linear mixed models; model selection techniques; diagnostic techniques for linear models; transformations; interim data and power analysis; general pediatric research; rehabilitation research; diabetes and obesity control

Research Description

Dr. Gurka has experience in a wide range of applications of biostatistics to medical research , from the design and analysis of observational studies to the coordination and analysis of multi-center longitudinal studies. Dr. Gurka’s research areas in statistics include longitudinal data analysis, mixed models and other multivariate modeling techniques, model selection, and internal pilot studies. He has published articles in the top statistical journals regarding complexities associated with the use of linear mixed models. He currently is on the Editorial Panel of the Journal of the Royal Statistical Society, Series A. Dr. Gurka serves as the statistician for the University of Virginia Department of Pediatrics and collaborates with many faculty, fellows, and residents within the Department on their research studies.

Selected Publications