Varghese George

Department Chair

Varghese George

Department Chair


Academic Appointment(s)

Medical College of Georgia
Department of Population Health Science

The Graduate School


Dr. George has his Masters and doctorate in Statistics from Missouri-Columbia and postdoctoral fellowship in Statistical Genetics from LSUHSC New Orleans. He is a fellow of the American Statistical Association.


  • Ph.D., Statistics, General University of Missouri - Colum, 1981

  • MA, Statistics, General University of Missouri - Colum, 1977

  • BS, Math Southwest Missouri State Unive, 1975

  • BS, Physics, General Kerala University, 1973

Awards & Honors

  • Executive Leadership Institute Scholar University System of Georgia, 2015

  • Fellow American Statistical Association, 2008

  • FIRST Award National Institute of General Medical Sciences, 1988

  • Outstanding Achievement Award Graduate Student Association, U of Missouri, Columbia, 1981

  • Best Student Award Department of Statistics, U of Missouri, Columbia, 1980

Courses Taught Most Recent Academic Year

  • STAT 8890

    Readings and Research
  • STAT 8520

    Statistical Theory I

Teaching Interests

Applied Regression, Bayesian Inference, Genetic Epidemiology, Statistical Genomics, Statistical Methods for Biomedical and Public Health Research, Theory of Statistical Inference.


Selected Recent Publications

  • Academic Salary Survey – What’s Your Number?, 2015
  • Comparison of Several Sequence-based Association, 2014
  • George Bonney (1947-2013) Remembered, 2014
    Journal Article, Academic Journal
  • A Method to Detect Differentially Methylated Loci With Next-Generation Sequencing, 2013
    Journal Article, Academic Journal
  • Methods for Differential Methylation with Next Generation Sequencing., 2013

Research Interests

Bayesian Methods for Genetics of Complex Diseases, Biomedical and Public Health Research, Epigenetics, Family-Based Association, Statistical and Computational Methods for Differential Methylation in Next-Generation Sequencing Data.

Professional Service

  • American Statistical Association Statistics and Biostatistics Chairs Workshop Committee 2016 - 2016

    Role: Committee Member