Christina Ramirez


(310) 825-7332
(310) 267-2113

Room 21-257 CHS
Department of Biostatistics
UCLA School of Public Health
Los Angeles, CA 90095-1772

  • B.S. Economics and Mathematics (1994) University of Texas at Austin
  • M.S. Statistics/Social Science (1996) CalTech
  • Ph.D. Statistics/Social Science (1999) CalTech
Research Interests: 

My research interests generally relate to uncovering the mechanisms behind HIV pathogenesis. To this end, I work closely with investigators in the clinical and basic sciences. I am particularly interested in HIV drug resistance mutation/recombination, viral fitness and coreceptor utilization. I work to develop methods to understand the evolutionary dynamics of gene regions under the selective pressure of the host immune system and antiretrovirals. I am also interested in complex, high-dimensional data analysis where we have large p and small n. These methods have been applied to infer relationships between virus genotype and phenotype.

  • Biostat 212 Distribution Free Methods
  • Biostat 213 Statistical Simulation Techniques
  • Biostat 240 Masters seminar and research resources
  • Biostat 273 Classification and Regression Trees (CART) and Other Algorithms
  • Biostat 288 Seminar: Statistics in AIDS