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Dr Tamer Oraby


Associate Professor of Statistics in the School of Mathematical and Statistical Sciences, The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley

Dr. Tamer Oraby is an Associate Professor of statistics in the School of Mathematical and Statistical Sciences at the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley (UTRGV). He joined UTRGV in September 2014 as an assistant professor and got tenured and promoted in September 2020. His research interest is in mathematical and statistical modeling of the spread of infectious diseases. He also studies measurement errors in retrospective case-control studies. He has a special interest in behavioral modeling of vaccine acceptance that resulted in several published and in-progress papers, one of which was featured in health news. Dr. Oraby has several papers published in peer-reviewed journals, like Lancet, Nature's Scientific Reports, PLoS ONE, Frontiers, and Proceedings of the Royal Society B. He has also several published papers on chronic wasting disease, MERS-CoV, and COVID-19. He has peer-reviewed papers for journals like PLoS ONE. Dr. Oraby was the director and principal investigator for the summer 2018 and 2019 National Research Experience for Undergraduates Program (NREUP) of the Mathematical Association of America (MAA) at UTRGV. Currently, he is the co-principal investigator for the NSF’s research experience for undergraduate (REU) at UTRGV in 2022-2024. Dr. Oraby supervised more than twelve undergraduate projects, some of which led to peer-reviewed publications. He also advised more than six graduate theses and projects. Some of them led to published papers or in-progress manuscripts. Dr. Oraby served on many department committees. Some of those committees resulted in establishing new programs in the SMSS. Dr. Oraby is serving as an editorial board member of Nature’s Scientific Reports.