Dr. Chad Cross

( University of Nevada, Las Vegas )


(702) 895-4345
  • Institution:University of Nevada, Las Vegas
  • Departments: epidemiology & biostatistics
  • Research Fields: Biostatistics, Disease Ecology, Parasitology, Quantitative Ecology, Medical Entomology
  • Disciplines: Biological and Biomedical Sciences, Biology, General, Biometry/Biometrics, Biostatistics, Ecology, Entomology, Environmental Biology, Environmental Toxicology, Epidemiology, Microbiology, General, Parasitology
  • Funding:NIH - National Institutes of Health


I have mentored more than 150 masters and doctoral students and serve as a mentor in several organizations. I also mentor junior faculty.


Dr. Cross is trained as a multidisciplinary scientist. He received is PhD in Ecological Sciences (focus in Quantitative Ecology and Statistics) from Old Dominion University in Norfolk Virginia. He additionally holds several master’s degrees: Computational & Applied Mathematics/Statistics (Old Dominion University), Medical Entomology & Nematology (University of Florida), and Counseling (University of Nevada, Las Vegas). His undergraduate training was at Purdue University, where he earned two bachelor’s degrees, one in biological sciences and the other in wildlife science. Dr. Cross has several active areas of research. These include: (1) Public Health: Investigations in population health related to chronic and infectious diseases, with special emphasis on quantitative methodology and use of large databases; (2) Epidemiology & Biostatistics: Applications of statistics and epidemiological principles to problems in the health sciences – for example clinical trials, multivariate models, and population sampling strategies; (3) Medical Entomology & Parasitology: Applied research and field work in arthropod-borne and parasitic diseases, including population-based estimation of disease burden and the intersection of medical entomology and forensic science; (4) Quantitative Ecology: Applications of statistics to problems in the environmental and ecological sciences – for example Bayesian models for estimating avian fatality around wind turbines and mark-recapture sampling; and (5) Psychometrics: Applications of statistics to problems in the psychological sciences – for example randomized controlled trials for interventions and pattern recognition for finding clusters of patients with shared pathology.

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