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 9300

    Dissertation Research
  • STAT 8890

    Readings and Research
  • STAT 7870

    Biostatistical Consul in Resea

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

  • Computational Methods for Detection of Differentially Methylated Regions Using Kernel Distance and Scan Statistics., 2019
    Journal Article, Academic Journal
  • Angiotensin II and the Natriuretic and Blood Pressure Response to Mental Stress in African Americans., 2018
    Journal Article, Academic Journal
  • A departmental initiative for clinical and translational research., 2016
    Journal Article, Academic Journal
  • Differential methylation tests of regulatory regions., 2016
    Journal Article, Academic Journal
  • Academic Salary Survey – What’s Your Number?, 2015

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