Dianxu Ren

Associate Professor
Associate Director for Statistical Support Services
Health & Community Systems
School of Nursing
360 Victoria Building
3500 Victoria Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15261

F: 412-624-1201


My area of research is biostatistics including longitudinal data analysis, measurement error and missing data problems, Bayesian analysis and statistical computation. I have collaborated as a co-investigator and statistician on a number of research projects with either intramural or extramural funding in the health sciences. Some of the research studies I have participated in also motivated the statistical methodology research.


Currently I am teaching NUR2011: Applied Statistics for Evidence-Based Practice for master's and doctoral students in the School of Nursing. Topics include descriptive statistics, t-test, ANOVA, ANCOVA, linear regression, logistic regression, repeated measure analysis, etc. I am also teaching an online version of this statistics class (NUR2211) for online DNP students. I also serve on a number of thesis and dissertation committees in biostatistics and nursing.


In addition to functioning as a faculty statistician to the researchers in the School of Nursing, I am the Associate Director for Statistical Support Services of the Center for Research and Evaluation in the School of Nursing. I am supervising two graduate student researchers (GSRs) to support UPMC nursing research and Quality Improvement Projects.