Recai M. Yucel

NISS Position: 
Senior Fellow
Professional Title: 
Chair and Associate Professor, Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics

Recai M. Yucel is 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, he did a postdoctoral fellowship at the Department of Health Care Policy, Harvard Medical School.  He previously worked as a statistical advisor at the Institute for Health Policy at the Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School.  During this time, he 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.  

Dr. Yucel also taught at the Department of Biostatistics at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst.  His 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 his statistical research agenda.  Other research topics of interest also include computational algorithms and software development, hierarchical and latent variable models, models and methods for response errors and applied Bayesian statistics.  To date, he has published close to 60 research articles in refereed journals including Journal of the American Statistical Association, Statistics in Medicine, The American Statistician and Medical Care.  Dr. Yucel has also been PI and Co-PI on numerous research grants funded by NIH, CDC and NSF.