Dean Billheimer

Deputy Director, Southwest Environmental Health Sciences Center
Director, Translational Research Support Core
Director, Data Science Resource
Dr. Dean Billheimer

Professor, Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Public Health

BIO5 Institute
Thomas Keating Building Room 225
1657 Helen St., Tucson, AZ 85721


  • Ph.D. Statistics, University of Washington
  • M.S. Experimental Statistics, New Mexico State University
  • B.S. Chemical Engineering, Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology

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.

Environmental research interests -