Rob Trangucci

Assistant Professor, Dept. of Statistics, Oregon State University

Rob is an Assistant Professor in the Dept. of Statistics at Oregon State University. He received his PhD in Statistics from the University of Michigan in 2023. His current research focuses on developing novel Bayesian statistical methodology for problems in epidemiology, and creating tools to understand how modeling assumptions impact inference. He has also done research in survey methodology. He got his Master’s in Quantitative Methods in the Social Sciences from Columbia University and his BA in Physics from Bucknell University.


University of Michigan | Ann Arbor, MI
PhD in Statistics | 2023

Columbia University | New York, NY
MA in Quantitative Methods in the Social Sciences | 2014

Bucknell University | Lewisburg, PA
BA in Physics | 2009


Trangucci, R., J. Contreras, J. Zelner, J. N. S. Eisenberg, and Y. Chen (2024). Bayesian Methods for Modeling Cumulative Exposure to Extensive Environmental Health Hazards. DOI: 10.48550/arXiv.2404.04398. arxiv: 2404.04398 [stat].

Broen, K., J. Dickens, R. Trangucci, M. D. Ogwang, C. N. Tenge, N. Masalu, S. J. Reynolds, E. Kawira, P. Kerchan, P. A. Were, R. T. Kuremu, W. N. Wekesa, T. Kinyera, I. Otim, I. D. Legason, H. Nabalende, I. D. Buller, L. W. Ayers, K. Bhatia, R. J. Biggar, et al. (2023). “Burkitt Lymphoma Risk Shows Geographic and Temporal Associations with Plasmodium Falciparum Infections in Uganda, Tanzania, and Kenya”. In: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 120.2, p. e2211055120. DOI: 10.1073/pnas.2211055120.

Trangucci, R., Y. Chen, and J. Zelner (2023). “Modeling Racial/Ethnic Differences in COVID-19 Incidence with Covariates Subject to Nonrandom Missingness”. In: The Annals of Applied Statistics 17.4, pp. 2723-2758. ISSN: 1932-6157, 1941-7330. DOI: 10.1214/22-AOAS1711.

Broen, K., R. Trangucci, and J. Zelner (2021). “Measuring the Impact of Spatial Perturbations on the Relationship between Data Privacy and Validity of Descriptive Statistics”. In: International Journal of Health Geographics 20.1, p. 3. ISSN: 1476-072X. DOI: 10.1186/s12942-020-00256-8.

Cheng, Q., R. Trangucci, K. N. Nelson, W. Fu, P. A. Collender, J. R. Head, C. M. Hoover, N. K. Skaff, T. Li, X. Li, Y. You, L. Fang, S. Liang, C. Yang, J. He, J. L. Zelner, and J. V. Remais (2020). “Prenatal and Early-Life Exposure to the Great Chinese Famine Increased the Risk of Tuberculosis in Adulthood across Two Generations”. In: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. ISSN: 0027-8424, 1091-6490. DOI: 10.1073/pnas.2008336117.

Contreras, J. D., R. Trangucci, E. E. Felix-Arellano, S. Rodr'iguez-Dozal, C. Siebe, H. Arruda, R. Meza, J. Zelner, and J. N. S. Eisenberg (2020). “Modeling Spatial Risk of Diarrheal Disease Associated with Household Proximity to Untreated Wastewater Used for Irrigation in the Mezquital Valley, Mexico”. In: Environmental Health Perspectives 128.7, p. 077002. DOI: 10.1289/EHP6443.

Zelner, J., J. G. Petrie, R. Trangucci, E. T. Martin, and A. S. Monto (2019). “Effects of Sequential Influenza A(H1N1)Pdm09 Vaccination on Antibody Waning.” In: The Journal of infectious diseases 220.1, pp. 12-19. ISSN: 1537-6613. DOI: 10.1093/infdis/jiz055.