Dean Billheimer

Center Deputy Director
IHS Facility Core Co-Director

Ph.D., University of Washington 1995
M.S., New Mexico State University 1990
B.S., Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology 1982

College Affiliations: 

BIO5 Institute
College of Public Health

Research Interests: 

Statistical analysis methods for proteomics and for compositional data. Development and assessment of measurement and normalization methods. Statistics consulting in the biosciences.

Environmental Health Research & Expertise: 

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.

Select Publications


Beamer, P. I., N. Lothrop, D. A. Stern, D. Billheimer, A. L. Wright, and F. D. Martinez, "Increased wheezing risk with diesel exposure among children of younger mothers.", Eur Respir J, vol. 46, issue 3, pp. 853-5, 2015 Sep. PubMed PMCID: PMC4558253  PMID: 25882808


Yassine, H. N., A. M. Jackson, C. R. Borges, D. Billheimer, H. Koh, D. Smith, P. Reaven, S. S. Lau, and C. H. Borchers, "The application of multiple reaction monitoring and multi-analyte profiling to HDL proteins.", Lipids Health Dis, vol. 13, pp. 8, 2014 Jan 08. PubMed PMCID: PMC3900256  PMID: 24397693


Yassine, H., C. R. Borges, M. R. Schaab, D. Billheimer, C. Stump, P. Reaven, S. S. Lau, and R. Nelson, "Mass spectrometric immunoassay and MRM as targeted MS-based quantitative approaches in biomarker development: potential applications to cardiovascular disease and diabetes.", Proteomics Clin Appl, vol. 7, issue 7-8, pp. 528-40, 2013 Aug. PubMed PMCID: PMC4029342  PMID: 23696124
Marri, P. Reddy, D. A. Stern, A. L. Wright, D. Billheimer, and F. D. Martinez, "Asthma-associated differences in microbial composition of induced sputum.", J Allergy Clin Immunol, vol. 131, issue 2, pp. 346-52.e1-3, 2013 Feb. PubMed PMCID: PMC4403876  PMID: 23265859


Gomez-Rubio, P., Y. C. Klimentidis, E. Cantu-Soto, M. M. Meza-Montenegro, D. Billheimer, Z. Lu, Z. Chen, and W. T. Klimecki, "Indigenous American ancestry is associated with arsenic methylation efficiency in an admixed population of northwest Mexico.", J Toxicol Environ Health A, vol. 75, issue 1, pp. 36-49, 2012. PubMed PMCID: PMC3572940  PMID: 22047162