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Christina Ramirez

Professor of Biostatistics


DepartmentsType of Faculty
BiostatisticsFull Time
Contact Information

Room 21-257 CHS

Department of Biostatistics

UCLA School of Public Health

Los Angeles, CA 90095-1772

Areas of Interest: 

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 (1;2;3;4;5). I am particularly interested in HIV drug resistance mutation/recombination (6;7), viral fitness and coreceptor utilization (8;9;10;11;12). I work to develop methods to understand the evolutionary dynamics of gene regions under the selective pressure of the host immune system and antiretrovirals. (13;14;15;16;17). I am also interested in complex, high-dimensional data analysis where we have large p and small n (18;19). These methods have been applied to infer relationships between virus genotype and phenotype.

PhD Statistics/Social Science (1999) California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, CA
MS Statistics/Social Science (1996) California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, CA
BS Economics and Mathematics (1994) University of Texas at Austin
Selected Courses: 
Biostat 212 Winter 2002, 04 Distribution Free Methods
Biostat 213 Fall 2002, 04 Statistical Simulation Techniques
Biostat 273 Spring 2002 Classification and Regression Trees (CART) and Other Algorithms
Biostat 288 Winter 2003 & 05, Spring 2003-05 Seminar: Statistics in AIDS
Biostat 240 Spring 2010 Masters seminar and research resources