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Assistant Professor Pavel Chernyavskiy


Pavel Chernyavskiy, Ph.D., University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Assistant Professor of Statistics
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Research interests: Spatial and spatio-temporal statistics, statistical methods in epidemiology, hierarchical models, and applications in public health and social sciences



Ph.D., Statistics, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, 2015
M.S., Statistics, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, 2012
B.S., Economics with High Honors, SUNY-Binghamton, 2007

About Dr. Chernyavskiy

Pavel Chernyavskiy joined the University of Wyoming faculty in Fall 2018. He came to the university after a 3-year post-doctoral fellowship at the Division of Cancer Epidemiology and Genetics within the National Cancer Institute in Rockville, MD. 

At the National Cancer Institute, Dr. Chernyavskiy worked on applied and methodological projects in cancer epidemiology and population health surveillance. His methodological work focused on improving statistical models used in small-area estimation of relative risk and trends in the context of age-period-cohort analysis. For his applied projects he collaborated with epidemiologists to study the spatial extent of natural gamma radiation in the United Kingdom, as well as racial and geographic disparities in drug overdose deaths within the United States. 

Grants awarded

University of Wyoming SEED Grant (2018): “Water quality in North American lakes: partitioning macro- and micro-scale ecological processes using non-stationary spatial models.” (Co-PIs: Pavel Chernyavskiy and Sarah Collins)

Representative publications

  1. Chernyavskiy, P., Little, M.P., and Rosenberg, P.S. (2018) “Correlated Poisson models for Age-Period-Cohort analysis.”, Statistics in Medicine, 37(3), 405-424.
  2. Chernyavskiy, P., Kennerley, V.M., Jemal, A., Little, M.P. and Rosenberg, P.S. (2018) “Heterogeneity of Colon and Rectum Cancer Incidence Across 612 SEER Counties, 2000-2014.”, International Journal of Cancer (in press).
  3. Chernyavskiy, P., Little, M.P., and Rosenberg, P.S. (2017) “A Unified Approach for Assessing Heterogeneity in Age-Period-Cohort Model Parameters Using Random Effects.”, Statistical Methods in Medical Research (in press).
  4. Chernyavskiy, P., Kendall, G.M., Wakeford, R., and Little, M.P. (2016) “Spatial prediction of naturally occurring gamma radiation in Great Britain.” Journal of Environmental Radioactivity, 164, 300-311.
  5. Shiels, M.S., Chernyavskiy, P., Anderson, W., Best, A., Haozous, E., Hartge, P., Rosenberg, P.S., Thomas, D., Freedman, N.D., and Berrington de Gonzalez, A. (2017) “Diverging Trends in Premature Mortality in the U.S. by Sex, Race and Ethnicity.” The Lancet, 389(10073), 1043-1054.

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