Dante A. Verme is Professor and Vice Chair for Educational Activities in the Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics.
Professor Verme is an applied biostatistician and an expert in time series analysis, random effects modeling, SAS programming and Geographic Information Systems (GIS). An outstanding teacher whose abilities have several times been recognized with the School's Excellence in Teaching Award, Dr. Verme is director of the biostatistics concentration of the MPH degree program, and works closely with MPH students on their special projects. He also guides doctoral candidates in epidemiology and biostatistics and serves as a reader on their dissertation research committees.
Dr. Verme served as interim chairman of the Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics for four years, until 2005, and is now the Department's Vice Chair for Educational Activities. In that capacity, he oversees its educational operations, ensuring the high quality of courses and expanding the base of the specialized courses that are offered. Dr. Verme has also been an active member of the admissions and curriculum committees, and of the search committee that recruited the School's current dean.