- December 17th, 2018
|Department:||Information Systems, Statistics and Management Science|
|Title:||Director of Institute of Business Analytics and Assistant Professor of Statistics|
Focus and Current Research
Jason M. Parton, Ph.D., serves as Director of the Insitute of Business Analytics at the University of Alabama and an Assistant Professor of Statistics in the Department of Information Systems, Statistics, and Management Science, Culverhouse College of Commerce. Dr. Parton’s experience and expertise are in applied analytics that focus on collaborations with academic, corporate, and government organizations to develop and/or implement systematic approaches for data guided research and decisions. Specifically, his emphasis includes statistical methodologies, such as analyses of longitudinal data, mixed modeling, and time-to-event procedures as well as working with sizeable and complex data sets. Additionally, Dr. Parton has competencies in Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and spatial analyses. His work has spanned multiple disciplines ranging from health and medicine, engineering, insurance, and psychology, among others. Furthermore, he serves on the Culverhouse College of Commerce’s Research Committee, UAB’s CCTS Biostatistics, Epidemiology and Research Design (BERD) Council, and as a statistical consultant for the Institute for Rural Health Research and the Alabama Research Institute on Aging, as well as several colleges and departments at the University of Alabama. Dr. Parton’s education background includes a Ph.D. in Interdisciplinary Studies from the University of Alabama with a primary focus in Biostatistics and Epidemiological study design and has post-graduate work at the University of Michigan, The Johns Hopkins University, and The University of Alabama at Birmingham. His career experience includes serving as principle investigator, co-principle investigator, project director, and statistician on several research endeavors including work with the Reasons for Geographic and Racial Differences in Stroke (REGARDS) Study, The Jackson Heart Study, Alabama Medicaid Agency, Lockheed Martin, and Protective Life.