Amy Wagler

University of Texas, El Paso
Associate Professor of Mathematical Sciences, Director of Data Analytics Lab

Dr. Amy Wagler is an Associate Professor and Associate Chair of Mathematical Sciences at the University of Texas at El Paso (UTEP). She directs the Border Biomedical Research Center Biostatistics Unit and Data Analytics Lab at UTEP. She also directs a new PhD in Data Science program and the Big Data Analytics graduate certificate program.  She is the Principal Investigator of the Research Enrichment Core of the NIH BUILDing SCHOLARS project, a project training and empirically evaluating the development of future biomedical researchers and the NSF-funded Noyce@UTEP project, a research-oriented grant training and studying future STEM teachers training to serve in high needs school districts. She is active in data –intensive biomedical research projects in collaboration with Beaumont Medical Center with a focus on outcomes-based medicine and health disparities. She is also co-PI on the Border Biomedical Research Center Research Core as well as several projects run through the Biostatistics Unit or Data Analytics Lab. In each of these projects, she is focused on applying data analytic solutions to solve real-world problems and advance knowledge discovery. 

Her methodological research interests include multiplicity corrections in high-dimensional settings and simultaneous inference in generalized linear model settings. This has application in any high-throughput data setting focused on test outcomes with complex dependency structures. Additionally, she engages in many applied and impactful projects in the data sciences, in areas such as biology, biomedicine, and education. Her research agenda also focuses on communication in statistics and data science in varied cultural and linguistic contexts and the integration of statistics and science content in teaching. She is a 2014 winner of the UT System Regent’s Outstanding Teaching Award, serves on the Provost’s Council for Community Engagement, and is the part of the curricular leadership the President’s EPCC-UTEP Articulation Council and Women’s Advisory Council to the President.