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Richard Holubkov, Ph.D.

Languages spoken: English, German, Czech

Academic Information

Departments: Pediatrics - Professor, Family & Preventive Medicine - Adjunct Professor, Population Health Sciences - Adjunct Professor

Divisions: Biostatistics, Pediatric Critical Care, Public Health

Academic Office Information

Dr. Holubkov has over 25 years of experience as an applied biostatistician, focusing on the design, execution and analysis of prospective interventional studies, with a focus on pediatrics and cardiology. Dr. Holubkov received his Ph.D. in Biostatistics from the University of Washington in 1995, and was a faculty member at the University of Pittsburgh prior to joining the University of Utah in 2002. At the University of Pittsburgh, Dr. Holubkov was chief biostatistician for the NHLBI Registries of Percutaneous Coronary Interventions and the two NHLBI Bypass Angioplasty Revascularization Investigations (BARI), and he also directed the Coordinating Center for an industry-sponsored international randomized trial comparing two mechanical heart valves.

At the University of Utah, he is the Co-Principal Investigator and Chief Biostatistician for the NICHD Collaborative Pediatric Critical Care Research Network (CPCCRN) Coordinating Center since the network'e (CPCCRN) inception, Director of the Coordinating Center for the NHLBI-funded Hydrocephalus Research Network (HCRN), Co-Director of the Study Design and Biostatistics Center in the Center for Clinical Sciences (CCTS), and the chief biostatistician for the NHLBI’s Therapeutic Hypothermia after Pediatric Cardiac Arrest (THAPCA) trials.

Dr. Holubkov also regularly teaches courses on the design and analysis of randomized clinical trials and mentors clinical investigators as well as students in the Masters of Statistics Program. Dr. Holubkov has authored or co-authored more than 100 publications in the areas of pediatrics, cardiology and statistical methodology. He serves on several Data Safety Monitoring Boards and protocol review committees.

Education History

Doctoral Training University of Washington
Graduate Training University of Washington
Graduate Training Carnegie-Mellon University
Undergraduate University of Chicago