Erin Abner, PhD
Associate Professor | DrPH Director
Department:
Location:
111 Washington Ave.
CPH 215B
Lexington, KY 40536-0003
Contact: | 859.218.3825

Education

 

PhD, Epidemiology and Biostatistics

University of Kentucky

 

MPH, Biostatistics

University of Kentucky

 

MA, English Literature

University of Kentucky

 

BA, English and Philosophy

University of Kentucky

 

 

Dr. Erin Abner is an Associate Professor in the Department of Epidemiology with joint appointments in the UK Sanders-Brown Center on Aging and the Department of Biostatistics. Dr. Abner joined the College as an assistant professor in 2013. She is author or co-author of more than 100 peer-reviewed publications. She also serves as Director of Doctoral Studies for the Doctor of Public Health degree program. In 2017 and 2018 she was named a Teacher Who Made a Difference by students in the Epidemiology and Biostatistics PhD program. Dr. Abner is currently co-investigator on ten grants, including the NIH/NIA Alzheimer’s Disease Center at the UK Sanders-Brown Center on Aging, where she is the Co-Leader of the Data Management and Statistics Core. She also serves on review panels for the UK Center for Clinical and Translational Sciences, the Texas Alzheimer’s Research and Care Consortium, and the National Alzheimer’s Coordinating Center. Dr. Abner teaches primarily graduate-level methods courses for the Department of Epidemiology, including Advanced Epidemiology, Advanced Research Methods in Biostatistics and Epidemiology, and Causal Inference.

Research Interests:
  • Neuroepidemiology
  • Alzheimer’s disease
  • Cerebrovascular disease
  • Clinical trials
  • Longitudinal data analysis
  • Aging
  • Subjective cognitive decline
  • Health disparities
  • Clinicopathological correlation