Mojgan Golzy, PhD


The focus of my research is a mix of collaborative investigations and methodological developments motivated by interesting scientific problems. My research interests include machine learning techniques, analysis of mixed effect models, survival analysis, competing risk models, and marginal structural modeling. During my postdoctoral research, we developed a clustering method based on the mixtures of Poisson kernels for clustering high dimensional data on sphere. My Ph.D. dissertation in biostatistics focused on recurrent events data. We presented a nonlinear hierarchical mixed effect model as an approach to event intensity rate modeling. In my master’s project, I used multivariate linear path model (MLPM) analysis to assess the effect of blood chemistry levels on time to hospitalization of Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) patients. My research in pure mathematics was in the areas of category theory and point-free topology.

I believe that interdisciplinary collaboration is the key to scientific progress, and I have collaborated with researchers from various departments, both as a coauthor, and primary author. In these studies, I conducted collaborative research on the health care of patients with chronic kidney disease, bladder cancer, HIV and so on. The collaborative research on chronic kidney disease was conducted with a nephrologist from the VA hospital in Buffalo, NY. The other collaborative research was conducted with researchers from the University of Missouri at Columbia. Some of the statistical methods employed in these studies included time dependent Cox model analysis, competing risk analysis, marginal structural model analysis, propensity score matching, ROC curve analysis, and so on.

Academic Information

Assistant Research Professor


1 Hospital Drive
Suite MA305A
Columbia, MO 65211
United States

P. 573-884-2348

Research Interests

  • Mixture model clustering
  • Analysis of mixed effect models
  • Analysis of recurrent event data
  • Survival analysis
  • Competing risk models

Education & Training


2018 Post-doctoral fellowship SUNY at Buffalo

Post-Graduate School

2016 Biostatistics PhD, SUNY at Buffalo
2011 Biostatistics MA, SUNY at Buffalo
2002 Mathematics Phd, Shahid Beheshti University, Iran


  • Oserowsky A, Anwar T, Lough C, Golzy M, and Murray KS.
    The Significant Role of Depression in Elderly Bladder Cancer Patients.
    Eur Urol OS. 2021 [In Press].
  • McCrae CS, Mazurek M, Curtis A, Beversdorf DQ, Deroche CB, Golzy M, Sohl KA, Ner ZH, Davis BE, Stearns MA, Nair N.
    Protocol for targeting insomnia in school-aged children with autism spectrum disorder without intellectual disability: a randomised control trial.
    August 2021, BMJ Open 11(8):3045944. DOI:10.1136/bmjopen-2020-045944
  • Becevic M, Smith E, Golzy M, Bysani R et al.
    Melanoma Extension for Community Healthcare Outcomes: A Feasibility Study of Melanoma Screening Implementation in Primary Care Setting.
    Cureus. 2021 May 29;13(5):e15322. PMID:34221770 Doi: 10.7759/cureus.15322.
  • Khoukaz HB, Golzy M, Fay WP.
    Fish Oil Supplements for Prevention of Cardiovascular Disease: Response to Opponents.
    Mo Med. 2021 Jul-Aug; 118(4):323-324. PMID:34373665
  • Tanaka T, Arnold L, Mazuru DG, Golzy M, Litofsky NS.
    Pineal Cysts: Does anyone need long-term follow up?
    J Clin Neurosci 2021 Jan; 83:146-151. PMID:33272885 doi: 10.1016/j.jocn.2020.10.051. Epub 2020 Nov 30.
  • Rosen, GH, Murray KS, Golzy M.
    Interest in Urology Topics during the Coronavirus Disease Pandemic.
    The Journal of Urology, Vol. 204, 1-3. November 2020. PMID:32856974
  • Rosen GH, Golzy M, Murray KS.
    Re: Delayed Radical Prostatectomy is Not Associated with Adverse Oncological Outcomes: Implications for Men Experiencing Surgical Delay Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic.
    Letter to editor in Journal of Urology. Oct 2020. PMID:32609580 DOI:10.1097/JU.0000000000001089
  • Dandachi D, Geiger G, Montgomery MW, Karmen-Tuohy S, Golzy M et al.
    Characteristics, Comorbidities, and Outcomes in a Multicenter Registry of Patients with HIV and Coronavirus Disease-19.
    Clinical Infectious Disease. September 2020. PMID:32905581
  • Wissman RD, Stensby D, Koolwal J, Silva P and Golzy M.
    The deep medial femoral sulcus sign: does it exist?
    Skeletal Radiology. 50, 571-578 (2021). PMID:32918565
  • Ungerer G. Anwar T, Golzy M and Murray KS.
    Living with Bladder Cancer: Self-reported Changes in Patients’ Functional and Overall Health Status Following Diagnosis.
    European Urology Open Science. Vol 20, July 2020:14-19. PMID:34337455
  • Golzy M, Markatou M:
    Poisson-Kernel Based Clustering on the Sphere: Convergence Properties, Identifiability and a Method of Sampling.
    Journal of Computational and Graphical Statistics. Vol 29 (4) March 2020:758-770 .
  • Golzy M, Carter RL:
    Generalized Frailty Models for Analysis of Recurrent Events.
    Journal of Statistical Planning and inferences Vol. 200 (2019) 213-222.

For a complete publication list, see:

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