Melanie Wall, PhD

Professor, Biostatistics (in Psychiatry), Mailman Public School of Health

Phone: 212-543-5448

Melanie Wall, PhD, is the director of the Division of Biostatistics in the New York State Psychiatric Institute (NYSPI) and Columbia University psychiatry department where she oversees a team of 9 biostatisticians collaborating on predominately NIH funded research projects. She has worked extensively with modeling complex multilevel and multimodal data on a wide array of psychosocial public health and psychiatric research questions in both clinical studies and large epidemiologic studies (over 240 total journal publications). Her biostatistical expertise includes latent variable modeling (e.g. factor analysis, item response theory, latent class models, structural equation modeling), spatial data modeling (e.g. disease mapping), and longitudinal data analysis including the class of longitudinal models commonly called growth curve mixture models. She received a Ph.D. (1998) from the Department of Statistics at Iowa State University, and a B.S. (1993) in mathematics from Truman State University. Before moving to Columbia University in 2010, she was on faculty in Biostatistics in the School of Public Health at the University of Minnesota.


Truman State University
BS - 1993 

Iowa State University
PhD - 1998