- UNM Statistics and Data Coordinating Center Director 2017 -
Cristina Murray-Krezan is a biostatistician and Research Assistant Professor in the Division of Epidemiology, Biostatistics, and Preventive Medicine in the University of New Mexico’s (UNM) Department of Internal Medicine. She is the director of the growing UNM Statistics and Data Coordinating Center and she teaches biostatistics in the Master of Science in Clinical Research program. Much of her career at UNM has focused on collaborating with clinical and community researchers throughout the UNM HSC as a department faculty member and also as a member of the UNM Clinical and Translational Science Center (CTSC) and the UNM Comprehensive Cancer Center (CCC). Ms. Murray-Krezan works with clinical investigators from most disciplines in the Health Sciences Center. Current collaborations include faculty in addiction medicine, family and community medicine, psychiatry, infectious diseases, pediatrics, and endocrinology. Her contributions to the UNM CCC included the design and analysis of several Phase I—III oncology clinical trials as well as statistical review of industry, consortium, and investigator-initiated protocols. Ms. Murray-Krezan has published over 35 manuscripts and has contributed to the successful funding of many research teams through NIH, PCORI, HHS, EPA, and DOD. Ms. Murray-Krezan’s research interests include methods for detecting informative censoring in longitudinal studies, pragmatic clinical trial design, and study design for complex interventions, including pilot and feasibility studies.
Before joining UNM in 2010, Ms. Murray-Krezan was a biostatistician at the Emmes Corporation in Rockville, MD, where she worked with a multidisciplinary team including protocol monitors, data managers, SAS programmers, regulatory specialists, biostatisticians, computer scientists, and senior project leadership on the design, analysis, and monitoring of infectious disease vaccine clinical trials (primarily Phase I and II trials). Ms. Murray-Krezan obtained an MS is Statistics from the University of Virginia in 2006, and a BS in Astrophysics from UNM in 2001. She is currently completing her PhD dissertation in Statistics from UNM.