Robert Abbott, Ph.D., M.P.H., A.M.

Robert AbbottDr. Abbott's research interests include survival analysis, generalized estimating questions, nonlinear regression, cardiovascular epidemiology, and clinical trials methodology. He is particularly focused on identifying risk factors that predate and are associated with vascular dementia, Alzheimer's disease, and cognitive impairment in the elderly, as well as identifying modifiable risk factors of coronary heart disease and stroke.

Dr. Abbott currently holds appointments as Clinical Professor in the Department of Geriatric Medicine at the University of Hawaii John A. Burns School of Medicine; Professor of Biostatistics in the Department of Health Evaluation Sciences at the University of Virginia School of Medicine, Charlottesville; Professor of Statistics in the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences at the University of Virginia, Charlottesville; and Statistical Consultant to the Korea University Genomic Institute at the Korea University College of Medicine, Ansansi, Korea.

Dr. Abbott received his bachelor’s degree in mathematics from Western Michigan University and three graduate degrees from the University of Michigan: a master of public health, a master’s degree in statistics, and a doctorate in Biostatistics. He is a Fellow of the American College of Epidemiology; the American Heart Association Stroke Council; the American Heart Association Council on Epidemiology; the American Heart Association Council on Nutrition, Physical Activity, and Metabolism; and the American College of Epidemiology.