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Maren K. Olsen, PhD




Dr. Olsen has been on the Durham VAMC Health Services Research Biostatistics Unit since June 2003.  Her research activities have primarily focused on collaborative statistical methodology within the field of health services research.  In this role she has continued to apply and build expertise in three broad methodological areas: complicated longitudinal data structures (including clustered, longitudinal data), multiple imputations of missing data, and two-part models for longitudinal health data.


  • 1999 PhD, Statistics, Pennsylvania State University
  • 1996 MA, Statistics, Pennsylvania State University
  • 1994 BS, Johns Hopkins University


  • 2000-2010 Assistant Professor, Duke University Medical Center.
  • 2000-present  Biostatistician, Health Services Research & Development, VA Medical Center, Durham, NC
  • 2003-2020 Director, Biostatistics Unit, Health Services Research & Development, VA Medical Center, Durham, NC
  • 2010-present Associate Professor, Duke University Medical Center


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