Justine Shults, Ph.D.

Justine Shults, Professor of Biostatistics, joined the biostatistics faculty at the University of Pennsylvania in 1999. Prior to coming to Penn, she was a faculty member at the Center for Pediatric Research, a joint program of Eastern Virginia Medical School and the Children’s Hospital of the King’s Daughters in Norfolk, Virginia, where she was involved in clinical trials and community based intervention studies. Her methodological research focuses on the development of improved statistical approaches for the analysis of longitudinal data, with a more recent focus on discrete longitudinal data. She was funded by the National Science Foundation and was the principal investigator of a completed NIH funded R01 project that developed improved approaches for longitudinal analysis of data from diverse populations (LADP). She is the lead author on a a book that stems from the LADP project. She is currently the principal investigator of the NIH funded Renal and urologic biostatistics training grant (T32DK060455) that aims to train students in the graduate program in Biostatistics at Penn to be rigorous and independent academic investigators who use biostatistics to address issues in kidney and urology research. She is the Statistics Section Editor of Springer Plus. (For more details about submitting a paper to SpringerPlus, please click here.) In addition, she is the director of the Pediatrics Biostatistics Section within the Division of Biostatistics in the Department of Biostatistics and Epidemiology in the CCEB.


Statistical Methodology Publications

Biostatistics Ph.D. Students

  • Hanjoo Kim. " Methods for Adjustment for Multiple Comparisons and for Analysis of Multiple Longitudinal Correlated Outcomes." Graduated 2009.
  • Matthew Guerra. "Methods for Binary Longitudinal Data with Time Dependent Covariates." Graduated 2011.