Istoni Daluz Santana, PhD

Professor of Biostatistics, Department of Biostatistics and Epidemiology, Graduate School of Public Health, University of Puerto Rico Medical Sciences Campus, San Juan, PR.


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Dr. Daluz has been involved in biological, environmental, energy, tumor growth, marketing, occupational therapy, eating habits, criminal, epidemiological, nutrition and clinical studies in: Brazil, Spain and USA, where he has gotten relevant research experience in modeling phenomena that evolve over time through stochastic diffusion processes, stochastic simulation and first-passage time, applied to growth curves (such as Gompertz, Logistic, Hubbert and Double Logistic etc), in other approaches these phenomena were treated from space-state, space-time, generalized linear and additives models (from the standpoint of classical and Bayesian statistics). His PhD studies, at the University of Granada, Spain; focused on the investigation of phenomena evolution mechanisms associated with dynamic systems, where he was particularly interested in understanding their behavior and consequently predicting them, with the possibility to include exogenous factors that contribute to change their standard behavior. Currently, he is a researcher at the University of Granada, with studies on cell proliferation and exploitation resources (MTM 2017-85568-P and MTM2014-58061-P), and within the University of Puerto Rico, Medical Sciences Campus, a faculty and researcher at the Biostatistics and Epidemiology Department of the Graduate School of Public Health, and a statistical advisor of the Graduate School of Health Professions. He is currently an investigator in a study elucidating the impact of hurricanes Irma and Maria on gynecologic oncology care in Puerto Rico (1R21CA239457-01).