Kyle Rudser, PhD

Professor, Division of Biostatistics

Kyle Rudser

Contact Info

Office Phone 612-626-6814

Office Address:
134 Clinical and Translational Science Institute

Mailing Address:
717 Delaware St SE
Room 223
Minneapolis, MN 55414

PhD, Biostatistics, University of Washington, 2007

MS, Biostatistics, University of Washington, 2005

BA, Mathematics and Chemistry, St. Olaf College, 2002


My statistical research interests include design and monitoring of clinical trials, survival analysis, longitudinal analysis, and nonparametric approaches. 


Methods, clinical trials, survival analysis

Awards & Recognition

  • Member, Delta Omega Honorary Society in Public Health


Research Funding Grants

  • 2016–2017, Los Angeles Biomedical Research Inst., "Biomarkers of Inflammation, Bone Remodeling, and Cartilage Turnover to Predict Musculoskeletal Disease Progression in Hurler Syndrome," Principal Investigator
  • 2015–2020, NIH, "Prevention of Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms in Women: Bladder Health Scientific and Data Coordinating Center (PLUS-SDCC) (U01)," Principal Investigator
  • 2014–2019, NIH, "Lysosomal Disease Network," Co-Investigator


See a full list of publications on PubMed

Book Chapters

  • Gillick, B., Friel, K., Menk, J., Rudser, K. “Therapeutic Brain Stimulation Trials in Children with Cerebral Palsy.” in Pediatric Brain Stimulation: Mapping and Modulating the Developing Brain edited by Kirton, A. and Gilbert, D. San Diego: Academic Press, 2016.

Select Recent Publications

  • Polgreen LE, Kunin-Batson A, Rudser K, Vehe RK, Utz JJ, Whitley CB, Dickson P. "Pilot study of the safety and effect of adalimumab on pain, physical function, and musculoskeletal disease in mucopolysaccharidosis types I and II," Molecular Genetics and Metabolism Reports, March 2017
  • Rodgers NJ, Kaizer AM, Miller WP, Rudser KD, Orchard PJ, Braunlin EA. "Mortality after hematopoietic stem cell transplantation for severe mucopolysaccharidosis type I: the 30-year University of Minnesota experience," Journal of Inherited Metabolic Disease, Jan 2017
  • Loor G, Brown R, Kelly RF, Rudser KD, Shumway SJ, Cich I, Holley CT, Quinlan C, Hertz MI. "Gender differences in long-term survival posttransplant: a single-institution analysis in the lung allocation score (LAS) era," Clinical Transplantation, Dec 2016
  • Ryder JR, Rudser KD, Kelly AS. "Reproducibility of circulating endothelial cell enumeration and activation; lack of methodological issues," Future Medicine, Dec 2016
  • Cheung C, Wyman JF, Bronas U, McCarthy T, Rudser K, Mathiason MA. "Managing knee osteoarthritis with yoga or aerobic/strengthening exercise programs in older adults: a pilot randomized controlled trial," Rheumatology International, Dec 2016


Teaching Areas

I serve as an academic adviser and committee member for students in the Biostatistics MS and PhD programs. I also supervise and mentor scholars through the Clinical and Translation Science Institute (CTSI). 


  • PubH 3415/7415, Clinical Trials
  • PubH 7465, Biostatistics Consulting

Community Engagement

I also have an appointment in the University of Minnesota Biostatistical Design and Analysis Center (BDAC), which is part of the Clinical and Translational Science Institute (CTSI).