Lynn Eberly, PhD

Associate Dean for Faculty Affairs, School of Public Health

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

Associate Dean for Faculty Affairs, School of Public Health

Professor, Division of Biostatistics

Affiliate Professor, Center for Magnetic Resonance Research

Member, Masonic Cancer Center (MCC)

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. I am on the Graduate Faculty for Biostatistics, Bioinformatics and Computational Biology (BICB), and Data Science.


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
  • 2019, Inaugural member, University of Minnesota Academy of Excellence in Team Science (for Type I diabetes research)
  • 2016, Inaugural Biostatistician Mentor of the Year, Clinical and Translational Science Institute, University of Minnesota
  • 2015-2016, Visiting Scholar, Center for Magnetic Resonance Research, University of Minnesota
  • 2014, Fellow, American Statistical Association
  • 2006-2007, Visiting Scholar, Department of Biostatistics, Bloomberg School of Public Health, Johns Hopkins University
  • 2002, Leonard M. Schuman Excellence in Teaching Award, School of Public Health, University of Minnesota


Research Funding Grants

  • 2017-2020, JDRF, "Use of Naloxone to Preserve Hypoglycemia Counterregulation after Exercise," Co-Investigator
  • 2017-2020, NIH, "Linking Connectomics to Biochemical Trajectories of Aging: How the Human Brain Ages Differently in Key Regions of the Default Mode Network," Co-Investigator
  • 2019-2020, NIH, "Defining Biomarkers for Spinocerebellar Ataxia Type 3," Co-Investigator
  • 2016–2021, NIH, "A Longitudinal Study Examining Three RDoC Constructs in Adolescents with Non-Suicidal Self-Injury," Co-Investigator
  • 2016–2021, NIH, "Circuit-based deep brain stimulation for Parkinson's disease," PI of Biostatistics Core
  • 2019-2021, NIH, "Music Therapy in Preterm Infants," Co-Investigator
  • 2015–2021, NIH, "Partnership For Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy Biomarker Development," Co-Investigator
  • 2019-2022, AIRP, "Center for Cerebellar Network Structure/Function in Health and Disease," Co-Investigator
  • 2018–2022, NIH, "Measurement of Glucose Homeostasis in Human Brain by NMR," Co-Investigator
  • 2019-2024, NIH, "Basal Ganglia Cortical Coupling and Connectivity Changes in PD and DBS," Co-Investigator
  • 2019-2024, NIH, "Identifying Biomarkers from Multi-source Multi-way Data," Co-Investigator


See a full list of publications on PubMed

Select Recent Publications

  • Bednarik P, Henry P-G, Khowaja A, Rubin N, Kumar A, Deelchand D, Eberly LE, Seaquist E, Oz G, and Moheet A. Hippocampal neurochemical profile and glucose transport kinetics in patients with type 1 diabetes. J Clin Endo Metab, 2020 Feb 1;105(2). PMID: 31637440.
  • Tosun NL, Fieberg AM, Eberly LE, Harrison KA, Tipp AR, Allen AM, Allen SS. "Exogenous progesterone for smoking cessation in men and women: a pilot double-blind, placebo-controlled randomized clinical trial." Addiction. 2019 Oct;114(10):1800-1813.
  • Joers JM, Deelchand DK, Lyu T, Emir UE, Hutter D, Gomez CM, Bushara KO, Eberly LE, Öz G. "Neurochemical abnormalities in premanifest and early spinocerebellar ataxias. Ann Neurol. 2018 Apr;83(4):816-829. doi: 10.1002/ana.25212. Epub 2018 Apr 10. PMID: 29575033.
  • Lyu T, Lock E, Eberly LE. "Discriminating sample groups with multi-way data." Biostatistics, 2017 July; 18(3): 434-450. PMID: 28115314
  • 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)
  • Eberly inducted into the Academy for Excellence in Team Science (Read more)