Recai M. Yucel

Associate Professor of Biostatistics

Associate Chair, Biostatistics


Contact information

Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics                           Voice: 518- 402-0421

School of Public Health                                                   
 Fax: 518-402-0380

University at Albany, SUNY

One University Place, Room 139                                         ryucel at

Rensselaer, NY 12144-3456




I am an associate professor of Biostatistics in the Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics within the School of Public Health of University at Albany, SUNY. Following his doctoral training at the Pennsylvania State University, I did a postdoctoral fellowship at the Department of Health Care Policy, Harvard Medical School. I previously worked as a statistical advisor at the Institute for Health Policy at the Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School. During this time, I was awarded a fellowship by the American Statistical Association and the National Center for Health Statistics to develop and disseminate methods for handling item nonresponse in complex sample surveys. I also taught at the Department of Biostatistics at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst.


My research is largely centered around missing data in complex data structures and on measurement error. Substantive issues in health services research, prevention research and more general public health problems motivate my statistical research agenda. Some of the other  research topics include  computational algorithms and software development, hierarchical and latent variable models, models and methods for response errors and applied Bayesian statistics. To date I have published close to 50 research articles in refereed journals including Journal of the American Statistical Association, Statistics in Medicine, The American Statistician and Medical Care. I have also been PI and Co-PI on numerous research grants funded by NIH, CDC and NSF. 



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