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Dr. Emily Slade is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Biostatistics and the Director of the Biostatistics Consulting and Interdisciplinary Research Collaboration Lab (Biostat CIRCL).

She collaborates with researchers in a wide range of biomedical areas through her work with the Biostat CIRCL as well as though the Biostatistics, Epidemiology, and Research Design (BERD) Core in UK’s Center for Clinical and Translational Science. Dr. Slade is co-investigator on multiple projects in the areas of opioid use disorder and health disparities in underserved populations. In addition to practicing collaborative biostatistics in these areas,

Dr. Slade also studies the role of collaborative biostatisticians on multidisciplinary research teams, with an eye to training strategies for biostatisticians to be effective team scientists. She also promotes the value of team science through teaching and mentoring students in statistical consulting and collaboration skills.


  • PhD, Biostatistics
    • Harvard University
  • AM, Biostatistics
    • Harvard University
  • BS, Statistics
    • University of Michigan

Research Interests

  • Collaborative biostatistics in team science
  • Substance use disorder
  • Health disparities
  • Multiple imputation for missing data
  • Biostatistics education

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Biostatistics team to present at the 2022 Joint Statistical Meeting international conference

Members of the Department of Biostatistics (BST) at the University of Kentucky College of Public Health, will be presenting at the 2022 Joint Statistical Meeting (JSM) international conference held in Washington, DC, August 6-11.