Elizabeth McGuffey joined the Statistics Department in July 2020. Prior to Rice, she was an Assistant Professor in the United States Naval Academy where she taught a variety of undergraduate statistics courses of which two of them - biostatistics and a project-based capstone course - she developed at USNA. She earned her Ph.D. and M.S. in Statistics and B.S. in Applied Mathematical Sciences from Texas A&M University.
Applications in sleep medicine; genomics; Bayesian statistics.
Ph.D. Statistics, Texas A&M University
M.A. Statistics, Texas A&M University
B.S. Applied Mathematical Sciences, Texas A&M University
2019-2020 Advised MIDN Ani Murali, USNA Bowman Scholar and Honors Applied Math Major: "Pathway-based Integrative Modeling of Genomics Data: Accommodating Genes with Multiple Pathway Memberships."
2017-2018 Advised MIDN Joe Brough, USNA Trident Scholar: "Assessment of Genetic Screening in Large, Asymptomatic Populations with Applications to Military Cohorts."
Probability and Statistics
Societies & Organizations
American Statistical Association (ASA)
Eastern North American Region International Biometric Society
Honors & Awards
2023 School of Engineering Award for Excellence in Teaching, Rice University
2018 Apgar Award Nominee for Teaching Excellence, Unites States Naval Academy
2014-15 Philanthrophic Education Organization Scholar Award, Texas A&M University
2013 Margaret Sheather Memorial Award, Texas A&M University
2010-12 Graduate Merit Fellowship, Texas A&M University