Brandon Koch, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor
Koch, Brandon


Brandon Koch is an Assistant Professor of Biostatistics in the School of Public Health. He earned his B.S. in Mathematics at the University of Nevada, Reno in 2013, and completed his Ph.D. in Biostatistics at the University of Minnesota in 2018. His main research interests are in causal inference and machine learning.


  • Koch, B., Vock, D. M., Wolfson, J., & Vock, L. B. (2020). Variable selection and estimation in causal inference using Bayesian spike and slab priors. Statistical Methods in Medical Research.
  • Koch, B., Vock, D. M., and Wolfson, J. (2018). Covariate selection with group lasso and doubly robust estimation of causal effects. Biometrics, 74(1), 8-17.
  • Logan, J., Nederhoff, D., Koch, B., Griffith, B., Wolfson, J., Awan, F. A., and Basta, N. E. (2018). ‘What have you HEARD about the HERD?’ Does education about local influenza vaccination coverage and herd immunity affect willingness to vaccinate? Vaccine, 36(28), 4118-4125.
  • Hanson, K. E., Koch, B., Bonner, K., McRee, A. L., and Basta, N. E. (2018). National Trends in Parental HPV Vaccination Intentions and Reasons for Hesitancy, 2010-2015. Clinical Infectious Diseases (Epub ahead of print).
  • Koch, B. and Panorska, A. K. (2013). The Impact of Temperature on Major League Baseball. Weather, Climate, and Society, 5(4), 359-366.


  • PhD, Biostatistics, University of Minnesota, 2018
  • BS, Mathematics, University of Nevada, Reno, 2013