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Soledad Fernández, PhD

Research Professor,
Vice Chair, Director, Center for Bio​statistics,
Department of Biomedical Infor​matics​

office: Lincoln Tower
phone: (614) 293-6899
fax: (614) 293-6902
email: Soledad.Fernandez@osumc.edu

Curriculum Vitae 

Dr. Fernandez is a research professor and the Vice-Chair for Collaborative Research and Director of the Center for Biostatistics (CFB) in the Department of Biomedical Informatics.  In this role she works with faculty and staff in BMI to build interdisciplinary teams to advance biomedical and translational research, and operational capabilities in the department. As Director of CFB and an active research professor, she collaborates extensively with researchers in the Comprehensive Cancer Center (CCC) and Center for Clinical and Translational Science (CCTS), serving as the biostatistics core director on multiple awards and grants at OSU affiliated with these two centers. She has over 140 publications, a large portion of which are with cancer investigators within the CCC.  Her research interests are statistical genetics, feature selection methods and design of experiments for laboratory and clinical studies.


She has been a part of the Center for Biostatistics since 2003, serving as Associate Director from 2009 to 2012. Dr. Fernandez has been a part of the OSU community since 2001, serving as a visiting assistant professor within the Department of Statistics, where she taught undergraduate and graduate courses in the area of mathematical statistics and regression analysis for the engineering sciences.


Previous to joining the university community, Dr. Fernandez received a Master in Statistics in 1998 and a joint Ph.D. in Statistics & Animal Breeding and Genetics in 2001 from Iowa State University.