Varghese George

Varghese George

Academic Appointment(s)

Emeritus Faculty


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 7870

    Biostatistical Consul in Resea
  • STAT 9300

    Dissertation Research
  • STAT 8890

    Readings and Research

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