Wendy Mack, PhD

Professor of Population and Public Health Sciences



Wendy Mack, PhD, is a professor of biostatistics in the Department of Preventive Medicine at the Keck School of Medicine of USC. She directs the Biostatistics core of the Southern California Clinical and Translational Science Institute (SC-CTSI).

Professor Mack has more than 30 years of experience directing biostatistical and data coordination activities, primarily funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH). Her expertise includes design, conduct and analysis of multiple single-centered and multi-centered clinical trials and observational studies. 

She has served on numerous NIH study sections for biostatistical expertise, including a term on the NHLBI Clinical Trials Review study section.  She currently serves a a member of National Institute of Agings Clincal Trials Advisory Panel. Professor Mack received her doctorate from the University of Southern California. Her home is open to needy animals wandering by, and she dabbles in competitive dog obedience in her minimal spare time.

Research Interests

  • Interventions
  • Disease Prevention
  • Primary Prevention
  • Secondary Prevention
  • Research Design and Methods

Courses Taught

  • Data Analysis
  • Directed Research
  • Master's Thesis
  • Research
  • Doctoral Dissertation
  • Statistical Methods for Epidemiological Studies I, II
  • Seminar in Biostatistics and Epidemiology
  • Statistical Problem Solving
  • Statistical Programming With R
  • Programming In Modern Statistical Software