Maria Mori Brooks, PhD

Professor, Epidemiology

Professor, Biostatistics

Co-Director, Epidemiology Data Center


5119 Public Health, 130 DeSoto Street, University of Pittsburgh, Graduate School of Public Health, Pittsburgh, PA 15261
R-znvy: zoebbxf@cvgg.rqh
Primary Phone: 967-179-6163

Patricia Zogran, mbtena@cvgg.rqh, 967-179-0964

Personal Statement

My research has focused on the design, conduct, and analysis of multicenter clinical trials and cohort studies.  Most of my work has involved the evaluation of treatments and risk factors in patients with coronary artery disease, diabetes and blood disorders and the epidemiology of cardiovascular diseases and women’s health. I am the Principal Investigator of the Coordinating Center of the Study of Women's Health Across the Nation (SWAN), a multi-racial/ethnic longitudinal cohort study designed to characterize the physiological and psychosocial changes that occur during the menopausal transition. In addition, I am the Principal Investigator of the Data Coordinating Center for the Myocardial Ischemia and Transfusion (MINT) trial, a multicenter randomized clinical trial evaluating transfusion strategies for patients with acute myocardial infarction and anemia and of the Data Coordinating Center for the Sickle Cell Disease and Cardiovascular Risk - Red cell Exchange (SCD-CARRE) trial, a randomized clinical trial evaluating the effectiveness of automated exchange transfusion for adult patients with sickle cell disease. I am also a co-Investigator on the INHIBIT Clinical Trials Platform, two linked randomized clinical trials, the Inhibitor Prevention Trial and the Inhibitor Eradication Trial, that utilize a Bayesian adaptive design to evaluate treatment regimens for patients with severe hemophilia A. Over the years, I have collaborated on projects involving genetics, infectious diseases, and behavioral interventions. I teach advanced epidemiological methods.


1985 | Williams College, Williamstown, MA | Bachelor of Arts, Mathematics, cum laude 

1986 | Harvard University, Cambridge, MA | Master of Arts, Statistics 

1991 | University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC | PhD, Statistics


2006-2012 | EPIDEM 2180: Epidemiological Methods 1

2012-2018 | EPIDEM 2187: Epidemiological Methods 2

2019-Present | EPIDEM 2180: Epidemiological Methods 1

Maria Mori Brooks