Dr. Schifano received her Ph.D. in Statistics from Cornell University in 2010. Before joining UConn, she spent two years at Harvard School of Public Health as postdoctoral research fellow in Biostatistics. Dr. Schifano's broad research interests are in developing statistical methods for genomic, public health and medical data.
Beginning in July 2019, Dr. Schifano serves the UConn Department of Statistics as Undergraduate Program Director. Students wishing to make an appointment with her should do so via Nexus.
Dr. Schifano is also affiliated with the UConn Institute for Collaboration on Health, Intervention, and Policy (InCHIP), a multidisciplinary research center dedicated to the study of the dynamics of health risk behavior and processes of health behavioral change in individuals and targeted at-risk populations.
Big data analytics
High-dimensional and correlated data analysis
Variable selection via penalized optimization