- Center for Population Health Sciences - Institute for Public Health and Medicine
- Northwestern University Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute (NUCATS)
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Biostatistics; Environmental Health; Epidemiology; HIV Infection; Health Disparities; Psychiatry
Description of Interests
Dr. Welty’s research interests are in the application of biostatistics to psychiatric epidemiology and environmental research. She is the lead statistician for the Northwestern Juvenile Project, a large-scale longitudinal study of psychiatric disorders and risky behaviors in delinquent youth. Her work on the on the National Morbidity Mortality and Air Pollution Study (NMMAPS) used Bayesian methods to estimate generalized linear models with distributed lags to capture short term effects of air pollution on mortality. She has also worked on formulating covariance models for random fields and estimating likelihoods for very large data sets, using algae levels in Lake Michigan.
PhD: University of Chicago, Statistics (2003)
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