Corwin (Cory) Zigler

  • Associate Professor
  • Statistics and Data Sciences
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Corwin (Cory) Zigler joined the faculty of The University of Texas at Austin in 2018, sharing joint appointments in the Department of Statistics and Data Sciences and the Department of Women’s Health at Dell Medical School. Prior to joining UT, he was faculty in the Department of Biostatistics at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. He currently serves as associate editor for the journals Biometrics and Biostatistics, and is heavily involved through elected positions in the Health Policy Statistics Section of the American Statistical Association. He has received research funding from NIH, EPA, and the Health Effects Institute, and his career awards include the 2010 Carolbeth Korn Prize for the most outstanding graduating student in the UCLA School of Public Health, a 2012 Young Investigator Award from the Statistics in Epidemiology Section of the American Statistical Association, and the 2019 Rothman Prize for the best paper published in Epidemiology. Zigler's research is motivated by problems in public health and epidemiology. Specific areas of statistical methods development include methods for causal inference with interference, intermediate variables (mediation analysis, principal stratification), confounding in high dimensions, model uncertainty/model averaging, treatment effect heterogeneity, spatial statistics, missing data, environmental health data science, and tools for transparent/reproducible research. 


Research Areas

  • Computational Medicine or Computational Science

Fields of Interest

  • Bayesian Statistics
  • Causal Inference
  • Observational Studies


  • Ph.D. in Biostatistics, UCLA, 2010