Bradley P. Carlin PhD » Faculty

Research Interests:Statistical applications in AIDS research, clinical trial monitoring, longitudinal studies, spatial and spatiotemporal disease mapping, spatial boundary analysis, Bayes and empirical Bayes methodology, Markov chain Monte Carlo (MCMC) methods

Professor, Division Head, Biostatistics

Address Division of Biostatistics A464 Mayo Building MMC 303 Minneapolis MN 55455 Work Phone: 612-624-6646 Website:
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Brad Carlin earned his Ph.D. at the University of Connecticut. His teaching experience and interests include spatial epidemiology, statistical computing, spatial statistics, and Bayes and empirical Bayes methods and data analysis. Dr. Carlin’s research interests include statistical applications in AIDS research, clinical trial monitoring, longitudinal studies, and spatial and spatio-temporal disease mapping. He also conducts geographical analysis by analyzing public health data that are geographically indexed. He is a fellow of the American Statistical Association and the 2000 winner of American Public Health Association’s Mortimer Spiegelman Award.

  • Ph.D., Statistics, University of Connecticut, 1989


Bayesian Analysis, Biostatistics, Spatial Statistics

Professional Experience:

Division of Biostatistics, School of Public Health, University of Minnesota

Professor and Head, 2010–present; Mayo Professor in Public Health, July 2003–present; Professor, July 1999–present; Associate Professor, July 1995–July 1999; Assistant Professor, August 1991–July 1995; Medtronic Corporation and HealthPartners Research Foundation Visiting Senior Statistician, September 2001–December 2001 Medical Research Council Biostatistics Unit, Cambridge University (UK), Institute of Public Health, Visiting Research Associate, Summer 1997 Department of Statistics, Carnegie Mellon University, Visiting Assistant Professor, August 1989–July 1991


APHA Mortimer Spiegelman Award (health statistician under age 40), June 2000. Harvard School of Public Health Department of Biostatistics Myrto Lefkopoulou Distinguished Lectureship (biostatistician within 15 years of earned doctorate), April 2001. The International Environmetric Society (TIES) Abdel El-Shaarawi Young Researcher’s Award (environmental statistician under age 40), June 2002. Named Mayo Professor in Public Health (three-year rotating endowed chair), University of Minnesota School of Public Health, April 2003. Accepted invitation to join the editorial board, Texts in Statistical Science series, Chapman and Hall publishers, 2004. Accepted nomination as Editor-in-Chief, Bayesian Analysis (official journal of the International Society for Bayesian Analysis), May 2006.