I am an Assistant Professor in the Division of Biostatistics at the University of Minnesota School of Public Health. I obtained my Ph.D. in 2009 from the Department of Biostatistics at the University of Washington. My dissertation work was supervised by Prof. Peter Gilbert at the Vaccine and Infectious Disease Institute at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center. I graduated from McGill University with a B.Sc. Joint Honours in Mathematics and Computer Science in 2004.

My research interests are in causal inference for the evaluation of surrogate endpoints, variable selection and risk prediction, and statistical methods for electronic health record data

I am proudly Canadian, and stubbornly continue to pronounce Z the correct way. I enjoy playing squash and golf in my spare time; as an avid sports fan, I maintain an interest in sports statistics. I also like to experiment in the kitchen from time to time.

Follow me on Twitter: @DrJWolfson

Teaching

Current courses:
PUBH 7430 - Statistical Methods for Correlated Data
PUBH 8400 - Advanced Statistical Inference (w/ David Vock)

Past courses:
PUBH 6450 - Biostatistics I

Computing etc.