Catherine Ann Sugar

Professor in Residence

Departments of Biostatistics, Statistics and Psychiatry

Director, Semel Institute Statistics Core

Tel: 
(310) 794-1078
Fax: 
(310) 267-2113
Office: 

Room 51-236C CHS
Department of Biostatistics
UCLA School of Public Health
Los Angeles, CA 90095-1772

Education: 
  • B.A. Mathematics (1992) Pomona College
  • M.S. Mathematics (1994) Stanford University
  • Ph.D. Statistics (1998) Stanford University
Research Interests: 

My methodological research focuses on clustering , functional data analysis, classification and patterns of covariation in data. In particular I have looked at approaches to identifying the number of groups in a data set and extending classical methods for cluster analysis to the functional data domain. I also have a wide range of applied interests including HIV/AIDS, mental health, dentistry, nephrology, health services research and particularly, psychiatry. I currently direct the biostatistics core for UCLA's Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior as well as the data and statistics core for the VA VISN 22 Mental Illness Education, Research and Clinical Core. Areas of particular interest include depression, schizphrenia and autism with a focus on neurocognitive phenotypes.

Courses: 
  • Biostat 201A Topics in Applied Regression
  • Biostat 201B Topics in Applied Regression
  • Biostat 288 Seminar: Statistics in AIDS
  • Biostat 100B Introduction to Biostatistics
  • Biostat 402B Biostatistical Consulting