Lynn Eberly, PhD

Professor, Division of Biostatistics

Lynn Eberly

Contact Info

Office Phone 612-624-1436

Office Address:
A465 Mayo

Mailing Address:
420 Delaware St SE
MMC 303 Mayo
Minneapolis, MN 55455

PhD, Statistics, Cornell University, 1997

MS, Statistics, Cornell University, 1994

BA, Mathematics, German Language and Literature, Washington University in St. Louis, 1991


My research focuses on methods and applications for correlated data across a wide variety of statistical contexts. I have a particular interest in medical imaging, clinical/intervention trials, neuroscience and neurodegenerative diseases, psychiatry/psychology, endocrinology, and other related applications.


Aging, chronic diseases, equity, mental health, methods, medical imaging, neuroscience, neurology, endocrinology, psychiatry, statistics education, clinical trials, clinical research

Awards & Recognition

  • Member, Delta Omega Honorary Society in Public Health


Research Funding Grants

  • 2016–2021, NIH, "A Longitudinal Study Examining Three RDoC Constructs in Adolescents with Non-Suicidal Self-Injury," Co-Investigator
  • 2016–2017, University of Pennsylvania, "Discovery of brain MRI signatures in infants with severe form of MPS I in the pre-HSCT and post-HSCT stages," Co-Investigator
  • 2016–2017, Minneapolis Medical Research Foundation, "Neuroimaging and Neurovision Rehabilitation of Oculomotor Dysfunction in Mild Traumatic Brain Injury," Co-Investigator
  • 2016–2021, NIH, "Circuit-based deep brain stimulation for Parkinson's disease," PI of Biostatistics Core
  • 2015–2017, NIH, "Probing the Intracellular Environment in Normal Aging Using Magnetic Resonance," Co-Investigator
  • 2015–2020, NIH, "Partnership For Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy Biomarker Development," Co-Investigator
  • 2014–2019, NIH, "Identifying the Brain Substrates of Hypoglycemia Unawareness in Type 1 Diabetes," Co-Investigator
  • 2014–2017, Friedrich's Ataxia Research Alliance, "Early and Longitudinal Assessment of Neurodegeneration in the Brain and Spinal Cord in Friedreich's Ataxia," Co-Investigator
  • 2014–2018, NIH, "Training Effects on Skeletal Muscle Lipid Dynamics," Co-Investigator
  • 2011–2017, NIH, "Measurement of Glucose Homeostasis in Human Brain by NMR," Co-Investigator
  • 2013–2018, NIH, "NMR Imaging and Spectroscopy Biotechnology Research Center," Statistician
  • 2012–2017, NIH/OWHR/NIDA, "Statistical Analysis Core for the P50 Project Progesterone Treatment for Impulsivity, Nicotine, and Cocaine Abuse: Sex Differences," PI, Statistical Analysis Core
  • 2016–2017, NIH, "Characterizing and Predicting Drug Effects on Cognition," Consultant


See a full list of publications on PubMed

Select Recent Publications

  • Birnbaum AK, Leppik IE, Svensden K, Eberly LE. "Prevalence of epilepsy/seizures as a comorbidity of neurologic disorders in nursing homes," Neurology, Jan 2017
  • Öz G, DiNuzzo M, Kumar A, Moheet A, Khowaja A, Kubisiak K, Eberly LE, Seaquist ER. "Cerebral glycogen in humans following acute and recurrent hypoglycemia: Implications on a role in hypoglycemia unawareness," Journal of Cerebral Blood Flow & Metabolism, Nov 2016
  • Bliss DZ, Gurvich OV, Mathiason MA, Eberly LE, Savik K, Harms S, Mueller C, Wyman JF, Virnig B. "Prevention of Incontinence-Associated Skin Damage in Nursing Homes: Disparities and Predictors," Western Journal of Nursing Research, Sept 2016
  • Bliss DZ, Gurvich OV, Eberly LE, Savik K, Harms S, Wyman JF, Mueller C, Virnig B, Wiltzen K. "Racial disparities in primary prevention of incontinence among older adults at nursing home admission," Neurourology and Urodynamics, July 2016



  • PubH 3415/7415, Introduction to Clinical Trials
  • PubH 8403, Research Skills in Biostatistics


In The News

SPH News

  • Eberly Named Inaugural CTSI Biostatistician Mentor of the Year (Read more)