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Catherine Starnes, Ph.D.

Headshot of Catherine StarnesI received my B.S. in Mathematics (with an accompanying minor in Chemistry) from Belmont in 2009. Following the completion of my B.S., I spent seven years at the University of Kentucky, completing my Ph.D. in Epidemiology and Biostatistics and working as a Biostatistician in two of the university’s statistical consulting units. In my work as a Biostatistician, I worked with projects ranging from nanoparticle toxicity to violence against women to medical student education and beyond. During my time in Kentucky, I taught statistics and mathematics classes at four different universities as a teaching assistant and/or adjunct professor. Following the completion of my Ph.D., I returned to Belmont to teach.

My primary teaching and research interests are in the area of Applied Statistics. I enjoy helping students and researchers understand their data and interpret the story it tells. I particularly enjoy working with large datasets and data from designed experiments. I find the topic areas of women’s health, minority health outcomes, and maternal/child outcomes highly fascinating.

I am excited to be teaching at Belmont. I love helping students learn the language and concepts of statistics and mathematics and particularly enjoy working with students in one-on-one situations or in small groups.

If you are interested in statistics, statistical programming, how to analyze your data, or one of my topic areas of interest, don’t hesitate to send me an email!

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