Douglas D. Gunzler, MA, PhD

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Associate Professor, Department of Medicine, CWRU at The MetroHealth System
Associate Professor, Department of Population and Quantitative Health Sciences, CWRU


Dr. Gunzler is an Associate Professor of Medicine and Associate Professor of Population and Quantitative Health Sciences at the Case Western Reserve University Center for Health Care Research and Policy within the Population Health Research Institute at The MetroHealth System. He serves as the Co-Director of the Data Analytics Team for the Clinical and Translational Science Collaborative (CTSC) at CWRU 

He is a Biostatistician with specialties in structural equation modeling and longitudinal data analysis. His research interests lie in the areas of mediation analysis, factor analysis, mixture modeling, psychometrics, age-period-cohort analysis and their application to both clinical trials and observational studies in health and medicine. He was a KL2 research scholar within the NIH-funded Clinical and Translational Science Collaborative (CTSC) of Cleveland with a focus on looking at depression issues in persons with multiple sclerosis (MS). Dr. Gunzler currently continues his KL2 research in looking at depression issues in hemodialysis patients as Co-PI of a R01 grant funded by the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases. He is also developing risk prediction tools for persons with chronic conditions accounting for individual-specific variation using electronic health records. 



American Statistical Association
Member of Sections in Mental Health Statistics, Health Policy Statistics, Social Statistics and Statistics in Epidemiology and Cleveland Chapter.
Society for Medical Decision Making
Association for Clinical and Translational Research 
Member of Biostatistics, Epidemiology, and Research Design Special Interest
Group (BERD SIG)

The Gerontological Society of America
Clinical and Translational Science Awards Program
Methods and Processes Enterprise Committee


  • Structural equation modeling
  • longitudinal data analysis
  • mediation analysis
  • factor analysis
  • mixture modeling
  • psychometrics
  • age-period-cohort analysis


MetroHealth System
Rammelkamp R235A
2500 MetroHealth Dr.
Cleveland, OH 44109
Phone: 216-778-2764
Email: [email protected]