Briana Joy K Stephenson
Primary Faculty

Briana Joy K Stephenson

Assistant Professor of Biostatistics



My research has been primarily focused in using Bayesian methods to create innovative model-based clustering techniques to address data complexities found in large, heterogeneous populations. These methods were generated as a result of my collaborative research interests in maternal health, nutritional epidemiology, psychological health, public health policy, and health disparities.

PhD, Biostatistics
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

MPH, Biostatistics
George Washington University

BS, Mathematics
Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Junior Researcher Award

Gillings Dissertation Award for Public Health Impact
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Distinguished Student Paper Award


The Journal of Nutrition

Stephenson, B.J., Sotres-Alvarez, D., Siega-Riz, A.M., Mossavar-Rahmani, Y., Daviglus, M.L., Van Horn, L., Herring, A.H. and Cai, J.

Empirically Derived Dietary Patterns Using Robust Profile Clustering in the Hispanic Community Health Study/Study of Latinos. 2020. 150(10):2825-2834.

Journal of Oncology Pharmacy Practice

Keating K, Walko C, Stephenson B, ONeil BH, Weiss J.

Incidence of Cetuximab-related Infusion Reactions in Oncology Patients Treated at the University of North Carolina Cancer Hospital. 2014. 20(6):409-416.

The Annals of Thoracic Surgery

Veeramachaneni NK, Feins RH, Stephenson BJ, Edwards LJ, Fernandez FG. .

Management of Stage IIIA Non-small Cell Lung Cancer by Thoracic Surgeons in North America. 2012. 94(3):922-926.

The American Surgeon

Phillips MR, Khoury AL, Stephenson BJ, Edwards LJ, Charles AG, McLean SE.

Outcomes of Pediatric Patients with Abdominal Sepsis Requiring Surgery and Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation Using the Extracorporeal Life Support Organization Database. 81(3):245-251.