Department of Biostatistics

Ron Brookmeyer

Professor of Biostatistics

Tel: (310) 825-2187

Fax: (310) 267-2113

Room: 51-253B CHS

Department of Biostatistics

UCLA School of Public Health

650 Charles E. Young Drive South

Los Angeles, CA 90095-1772



  • B.S. Cooper Union (1975), Mathematics

  • M.S. University of Wisconsin (1977), Statistics

  • Ph.D. University of Wisconsin (1980), Statistics

Research & Interests

Dr. Brookmeyer, Professor of Biostatistics at the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health, conducts research at the interface of biostatistics and epidemiology. A main theme of his work concerns statistical and quantitative approaches for measuring the health of populations. He develops statistical methods and models for tracking and forecasting health and disease. He has worked extensively on the development of methods for tracking the course of the global HIV/AIDS epidemic. In other areas, Prof. Brookmeyer has pursued issues relating to bio-security having developed models for tracking and containing anthrax outbreaks. He has worked on global forecasts of Alzheimer’s disease and has ongoing projects in studies of aging populations. His research interests in biostatistical methodology include survival analysis, epidemic models, epidemiological methods and clinical trials.

Dr. Brookmeyer is an elected member of the Institute of Medicine of the National Academy of Sciences. He received the American Public Health Association’s Spiegelman Gold Medal for significant contributions to health statistics. He is a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science and of the American Statistical Association. Prior to his arrival at UCLA in 2010, Dr. Brookmeyer was Professor of Biostatistics and Director of the Master of Public Health Program at the Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health where he was the recipient of the University’s Stebbins Medal for contributions to educational programs. Dr. Brookmeyer was the 2011 Lester Breslow Distinguished Lecturer at UCLA, the 2012 Donna J Brogan Lecturer at Emory University, and the 2014 Norman Breslow Distinguished Lecturer in Biostatistics at the University of Washington.

Dr. Brookmeyer has served on numerous editorial boards and national scientific panels including the Committee on National Statistics of the National Research Council, the Institute of Medicine Panel on methodological challenges in HIV prevention trials, and the Institute of Medicine Panel to evaluate the President’s Emergency Fund for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR). He currently serves on the National Research Council’s Report Review Committee.

Dr. Brookmeyer is on the Statistics Board of Reviewing Editors of Science Magazine.


Department of Biostatistics
UCLA Fielding School of Public Health
Los Angeles, CA 90095-1772
310-825-5250 FAX:310-267-2113