Yale University

Daniel Zelterman, Ph.D.

  • Professor of Biostatistics, Yale School of Public Health
  • Member, Interdisciplinary Research Methods Core, CIRA
(203) 785-5574


Dr. Zelterman is co-director of the Biostatistics Core of the Yale Comprehensive Cancer Center. Before coming to Yale in 1995, he was Associate Professor of Biostatistics at the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities, and before that he was Assistant Professor of Mathematics and Statistics at the State University of New York at Albany. At Yale he also serves on the Human Investigations Committee (Yale's IRB) in which he reviews protocols involving human subjects. At CIRA he is most closely associated with the work of Drs. Heimer, Grau, and Abdala. He is the Associate Editor of several journals. His research interests are centered in statistical methodology developments for categorical and survival data. In addition to over 150 published articles, he has also recently published five books including Discrete Distributions: Applications in the Health Sciences (J. Wiley, 2004), Models for Discrete Data, 2nd edition, (Oxford University Press, 2006), and Applied Linear Models with SAS (Cambridge University Press, 2010). In 1998 he was elected Fellow of the American Statistical Association (ASA). At CIRA he is a close collaborator with Drs Heimer, Friedland, and Forsyth. The forthcoming article describes statistical methods that were motivated and used as part of the syringe exchange program.