Cara Olsen, MS, DrPH

Cara H. Olsen, MS, DrPH

Name: Cara H. Olsen, MS, DrPH

USU Department of Primary Appointment: 
Preventive Medicine and Biostatistics
Faculty Rank: 
Associate Professor
Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, Bethesda, MD

Research Interests:
Public health

Office Phone: 
(301) 295-9468


DrPH, Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences
MPH, Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences
MS, Statistics, Cornell University
AB, Economics, Bryn Mawr College


Dr. Olsen has been part of the USUHS Biostatistics Consulting Center since its establishment in 2000. In this role she works with investigators engaged in the design of studies and experiments; statistical and graphical analysis of data; choice, application, interpretation, and reporting of statistical methods; preparation of presentations and publications; and revision of papers based on referee’s comments. Prior to joining the Biostatistics Consulting Center she was a research analyst at Mathematica Policy Research and a statistical consultant at Cornell University. She has contributed to numerous research projects and more than 100 peer-reviewed publications. In addition to statistical consulting, Dr. Olsen is Director of Doctoral Programs in the Department of Preventive Medicine and Biostatistics, and is course director for biostatistics and epidemiology in the medical school curriculum.