Matthew Cefalu

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Associate Statistician; Professor, Pardee RAND Graduate School
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Ph.D. in biostatistics, Harvard University; M.S. in statistics, Texas A&M University; B.S. in applied mathematical sciences, Texas A&M University


Matthew Cefalu is an associate statistician at the RAND Corporation and a professor at the Pardee RAND Graduate School. He has methodological expertise in Bayesian methods, causal inference, and model selection.

Cefalu has developed a statistical framework for incorporating the uncertainty surrounding confounder selection into methods designed for causal inference. He is currently involved in a wide array of health-related projects involving Medicare, the VA, CAHPS, and the military. Cefalu earned a Ph.D. in biostatistics from Harvard University.