Dean Billheimer
Director, Statistical Consulting
Professor, BIO5 Institute
Professor, Public Health
Professor, Statistics-GIDP
Primary Department
Department Affiliations
(520) 626-9902
Work Summary
My research develops new clinical trial and experimental study designs to allow 'learning from data' more efficiently. My research also develops new analysis methods to understand latent structure in data. This allows better understanding of disease processes, better targeting of existing treatments, and development of more effective new treatments.
Research Interest
David Dean Billheimer, PhD, works with the Arizona Statistics Consulting Laboratory (StatLab) to partner with scientists, physicians, and businesses to advance discovery and understanding. We provide statistical expertise, personnel and computing resources to facilitate study design and conduct, data acquisition protocols, data analysis, and the preparation of grants and manuscripts. Dr. Billheimer also works to adapt and develop new statistical methods to address emerging problems in science and medicine. Also, he tries to raise the level of statistical practice through seminars, workshops, and short courses. Rather than simply working within the university, Dr. Billheimer facilitates discovery translation and economic development by consulting with public and private organizations external to the University of Arizona. Keywords: Biostatistics, Bioinformatics, Study Design, Bayesian Analysis

Publications

Beamer, P., Beamer, P., Lothrop, N. Z., Lothrop, N. Z., Stern, D., Stern, D., Billheimer, D. D., Billheimer, D. D., Wright, A., Wright, A., Martinez, F., & Martinez, F. (2015). Increased wheezing risk associated with diesel exposure among children of younger mothers. European Respiratory Journal, 46(3), 853-855. doi:10.1183/09031936.00227214
BIO5 Collaborators
Paloma Beamer, Dean Billheimer
Beamer, P. I., Billheimer, D. D., Hussaini, K., & Lothrop, N. Z. (2017). Community-level characteristics and environmental factors of child respiratory illnesses in Southern Arizona. BMC Public Health, 17(516). doi:https://doi.org/10.1186/s12889-017-4424-3
BIO5 Collaborators
Paloma Beamer, Dean Billheimer
Beamer, P. I., Klimecki, W. T., Loh, M., Van Horne, Y. O., Sugeng, A. J., Lothrop, N., Billheimer, D., Guerra, S., Lantz, R. C., Canales, R. A., & Martinez, F. D. (2016). Response to García-Nieto et al. Comments on Beamer et al. Association of Children's Urinary CC16 Levels with Arsenic Concentrations in Multiple Environmental Media. Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2016, 13, 521. International journal of environmental research and public health, 13(10).
BIO5 Collaborators
Paloma Beamer, Dean Billheimer, Stefano Guerra, Walter Klimecki, Clark Lantz, Fernando Martinez

We would like to thank the editors for providing us with the opportunity to respond to the points raised by Dr. García Nieto.[...].

Beamer, P., Lothrop, N. Z., Lu, Z., Ascher, R., Ernst, K. C., Stern, D. A., Billheimer, D. D., Wright, A. L., & Martinez, F. D. (2015). Spatial Clusters of Child Lower Respiratory Illnesses associated with Community-Level Risk Factors. Pediatric Pulmonology, DOI: 10.1002/ppul.23332.
BIO5 Collaborators
Paloma Beamer, Dean Billheimer
Beamer, P., Loh, M. M., Klimecki, W., Ornelas Van Horne, Y., Sugeng, A. J., Lothrop, N. Z., Billheimer, D. D., Guerra, S., Lantz, R. C., Canales, R. A., & Martinez, F. (2016). Association of children's urinary CC16 levels with arsenic concentrations in multiple environmental media. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health.
BIO5 Collaborators
Paloma Beamer, Dean Billheimer, Stefano Guerra, Walter Klimecki, Clark Lantz, Fernando Martinez