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Walter Dempsey

Assistant Professor
Public Health

BA/BS, University of Chicago
PhD, University of Chicago

I am an Assistant Professor of Biostatistics and an Assistant Research Professor in the d3lab located in the Institute of Social Research. My research focuses on Statistical Methods for Digital and Mobile Health. My current work involves three complementary research themes: (1) experimental design and data analytic methods to inform multi-stage decision making in health; (2) statistical modeling of complex longitudinal and survival data; and (3) statistical modeling of complex relational structures such as interaction networks. In the coming years, I will continue to design and apply novel statistical methodologies to make sense of complex longitudinal, survival, and relational datasets.



Research Area(s)

Bayesian Modeling | Behavioral medicine | Biostatistics | network analysis


  • Co-investigator of: Assessing the impact of app-delivered lighting interventions on fatigue in three populations of cancer patients
  • Co-investigator of: Novel Methods for Intensive Longitudinal Data in SMART Studies of Drug Abuse and HIV
  • Co-investigator of: Wearables In Reducing Risk and Enhancing Daily Life-style (WIRED-L)
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