Faculty Highlight – Dr. Kendra Schmid teaches BIOS 823/CPH 653, Categorical Data Analysis. While this course is an MPH biostatistics concentration course, students in other programs also enroll. Dr. Schmid is developing an online section of the MPH biostatistics core course, BIOS 806/CPH 506, to be offered in spring 2013.
Dr. Schmid’s methodological research focuses on statistical shape analysis, and more specifically, on methods of describing, mapping, and matching shapes using landmark coordinates. As a biostatistician, she serves as a statistician for research projects across the UNMC campus. Additionally, she is a statistician for the Core Center for Communication Disorders at Boys Town National Research Hospital, where she provides statistical support for several research project grants funded by the National Institutes of Health and assists with the submission of new proposals.
Dr. Schmid was appointed the director of master’s programs in the College of Public Health (COPH) in June 2012, and she very much enjoys this role. She also serves as chair of the COPH Curriculum Committee and is an active member of several other COPH committees. External to campus, she is a member of the editorial board for the Journal of Biocomputing and is the chapter representative to the American Statistical Association for the state of Nebraska.
Kendra Schmid, PhD, is an assistant professor in the UNMC COPH Department of Biostatistics.