Associate Chair Named for the Department of Health Outcomes & Policy

Muller, KeithKeith Muller, Ph.D., professor, has been named the associate chair of the Department of Health Outcomes & Policy.

“The Department of Health Outcomes & Policy and the Institute for Child Health Policy have grown in size, in grant funding, and in complexity over the last several years, and this growth requires a new faculty framework to ensure high levels of quality and efficiency in support of our department’s rigorous research agendas,” said Betsy A. Shenkman, Ph.D., professor and chair of the Department of Health Outcomes & Policy. “Dr. Muller is ideal for the job due to his experience leading large and complex projects from prestigious funding organizations as well as his longstanding commitment to this field and the department.”

Muller heads three NIH-funded projects and leads the design and analysis components for other large projects based on extramural funding. A fellow of the American Statistical Association, Muller joined the University of Florida in 2006. His journal publications are split roughly equally between scientific collaborations and biostatistical methodology developments. In addition, Muller has coauthored two current books on the theory and practice of linear models.

“I am excited by the opportunity to help our faculty succeed in improving health outcomes and policy through research,” Muller said.

The associate chair will work closely with department faculty in order to promptly and accurately analyze research productivity metrics and provide useful recommendations for improvement. The associate chair will also provide support related to mentoring junior faculty, including recommending mentors, assisting the chair in monitoring the progress of junior faculty, and developing strategies to enhance junior faculty productivity and success.