Joseph Ibrahim
Joseph G. Ibrahim
Alumni Distinguished Professor
3109 McGavran-Greenberg
919-843-2715
Education

Ph.D., Statistics, University of Minnesota, 1988; MS, Statistics, University of Minnesota, 1988; BS, Mathematics, University of Minnesota, 1983

Research Interests

Bayesian inference, missing data problems, medical imaging analysis, and genomics

Research Synopsis

Dr. Ibrahim's areas of research focus are Bayesian inference, missing data problems, medical imaging analysis and genomics. He received a Doctor of Philosophy degree in statistics from the University of Minnesota in 1988. With more than 24 years of experience working in cancer clinical trials, Ibrahim directs the UNC Center for Innovative Clinical Trials -- one of eight Gillings Innovation Labs funded by a gift to the School from Dr. Dennis and Joan Gillings.

Dr. Ibrahim is also the director of graduate studies in the Department of Biostatistics at the Gillings School, as well as the program director of the cancer genomics training grant in the same department. He has served on several national committees and study sections, including as the section chair of the Section on Bayesian Statistical Science of the American Statistical Association and the Biostatistical Methods and Research Design, BMRD, NIH Study Section. He has also served as the associate editor for several statistical journals, and was the editor of the Journal of the American Statistical Society, JASA, - Application and Case Studies from 2013 to 2015.

Dr. Ibrahim has published more than 325 research papers, mostly in the top statistical journals. He also has published two advanced graduate-level books on Bayesian survival analysis and Monte Carlo methods in Bayesian computation. He is an elected fellow of the American Statistical Association and the Institute of Mathematical Statistics, and an elected member of the International Statistical Institute.