Faculty Profile

Robert Gibbons
Section of Hospital Medicine
Professor of Medicine
Blum Riese Professor; Director, Center for Health Statistics

Academic Interests

Robert Gibbons is a statistician interested in the areas of biostatistics, environmental statistics, and psychometrics. Major themes in his work include development of linear and non-linear mixed effects regression models for analysis of longitudinal data, analysis of environmental monitoring data and inter-laboratory calibration, item response theory and computerized adaptive testing, and the development of new statistical methods in pharmacoepidemiology and drug safety. Dr. Gibbons is an elected member of the National Academy of Medicine and of the National Academy of Sciences.

Clinical Interests



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  • BA, 1976, University of Denver, Chemistry & Mathematics
  • PhD, 1981, University of Chicago, Statistics & Psychometrics