Lynn Eberly
Office Address:
2221 University Ave SE
Suite 200
Minneapolis, MN 55414

Lynn Eberly, PhD

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


Lynn Eberly's current research interests involve methods and applications for multi-modal medical imaging data, such as MRI, diffusion MRI, functional MRI, and MR spectroscopy, any of which may involve clustered, longitudinal, and functional data. She has particular interest in the areas of neurology/neuroscience, psychiatry/psychology, and endocrinology. Lynn is a collaborator on many projects related to imaging in these areas. She teaches research skills for Biostatistics doctoral students. She was given the Leonard M. Schuman Award for Excellence in Teaching in the School of Public Health in 2002. She is a Fellow of the American Statistical Association and was the inaugural winner of the Biostatistician Mentor of the Year Award in 2016, given by the University's Clinical and Translational Science Institute. Lynn is a member of the inaugural team to be inducted into the University's Academy of Excellence in Team Science, in 2019, for the team's longstanding and impactful research in type I diabetes. Lynn has been the Associate Dean for Faculty Affairs for the School of Public Health since 2020.


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

Awards and 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

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