Professor & DPHS Chair
PhD (Statistics), University of Missouri, Columbia, MO, 1981
Association and linkage disequilibrium, Bayesian methods in genetics, complex diseases, epigenetics, genetic epidemiology, statistical genetics.
Dr. Varghese George joined Augusta University in 2005 as Professor and Chair of the Department of Biostatistics & Epidemiology. Dr. George has extensive experience in the academic world as an administrative leader, a scientist, a mentor and an educator. He received his doctorate in Statistics from the University of Missouri at Columbia, followed by his post-doctoral fellowship in Statistical Genetics at the Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center in New Orleans under Professor Robert Elston. He continued his career as faculty in the Department of Biometry and Genetics at LSUHSC, in the Division of Biostatistics at the Medical College of Wisconsin, and in the Department of Biostatistics at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, prior to Joining Augusta University. Most recently, his research has been focused on developing statistical and computational methods for next-generation sequencing data and epigenetic variations in complex diseases. Dr. George is also actively involved in many collaborative research projects. He is the recipient of several NIH-funded grants as Principal Investigator or Co-investigator.
Dr. George is a Fellow of the American statistical Association, and an elected member of the International Statistical Institute. In 2014, he was selected from Augusta University to participate in the 8-months long Executive Leadership Institute Program of the University System of Georgia.
Probability, Statistical Inference, Statistical Models and Methods, Nonparametric Statistics, Applied Regression, Statistical Genetics, Bayesian Inference, Advanced Theory of Inference.