Professor of Biostatistics
Tel: (310) 825-2187
Fax: (310) 267-2113
Room: 51-253B CHS
Department of Biostatistics
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’ research is at the interface of biostatistics and epidemiology. He uses the tools of the statistical and informational sciences to address global public health problems such as the HIV/AIDS epidemic, bio-security issues such as anthrax, disease surveillance, and the health challenges of aging populations. An area of active research is the development of improved methods for estimating global HIV infection rates. Dr. Brookmeyer’s 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. 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 and the 2012 Donna J Brogan Lecturer at Emory University.
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 currently serves on the Institute of Medicine Panel to evaluate the President’s Emergency Fund for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR).