Richard Steiner

Richard P. Steiner, PhD, MPH

The University of Akron

Professor, Statistics

Contact Information

College of Arts & Sciences 115M

The University of Akron

Akron OH 44325-1913

Phone: 330.972.8010


University of Michigan, PhD, MPH


Dr. Steiner's area of expertise is biostatistics with over 20 years of experience in statistical consultation. His collaborative research efforts have resulted in several publications, many of which are in the health and medical fields. Dr. Steiner participated in the early stages of developing the curriculum of the CEOMPH program. For the first two years of the program, he served as course director for the Biostatistics in Public Health course and continues to teach in the program. Dr. Steiner believes his master's degree in biology helps him relate to health researchers and to understand the science behind the research.

Research Interests

  • Statistical Modeling

  • Survival Analysis

  • Epidemiology of Restless Legs Syndrome

  • Measures of Agreement

Practice Interests

  • Data Analysis

  • Statistical Computing

  • Interdisciplinary/Community Collaborations

Consortium of Eastern Ohio Master of Public Health Involvement

  • Faculty appointment

  • Instructor, Biostatistics in Public Health

  • Faculty Appointments and Development Committee chair

Capstone or Practicum Areas of Expertise

  • Risk assessment

  • Longitudinal analysis of health data