Daniel K. Sewell

Assistant Professor of Biostatistics


Daniel Sewell received his PhD in statistics from the University of Illinois in 2015. He is currently an assistant professor of Biostatistics in the College of Public Health at the University of Iowa, a part of the MInD Healthcare research group, and a Faculty Affiliate at the UI Public Policy Center. His primary area of research is in statistical models and inference for network data, and in particular the statistical analysis of dynamic social networks. He has also contributed to other subfields of statistics, such as clustering and particle filtering, and holds interest in broad research topic areas such as Bayesian statistics and statistical computation. He has worked collaboratively in the areas of infectious disease, exposure assessment, physical activity accelerometry data, analysis of large health claims databases, and in the area of healthcare team communication. He has been awarded the UI College of Public Health New Faculty Research Award, The UI College of Public Health Junior Faculty Research Opportunity Award, and, along with his collaborators from the University of Illinois, the Patrick J. Fett Award for best paper on the scientific study of Congress and the Presidency, and with his collaborators from the University of Iowa won the Best Paper Award at the International Symposium on Network Enabled Health Informatics, Biomedicine and Bioinformatics. As a graduate student, he was the University of Illinois CGS/ProQuest Distinguished Dissertation Award (limit 1 nomination per university) and was selected as a student presenter at the Midwest Statistical Research Colloquium. He is the Iowa Chapter Representative of the American Statistical Association (ASA) and is a member of the ASA, Institute of Mathematical Statistics, the International Network for Social Network Analysis, and the International Society for Bayesian Analysis.

Research Interests

Statistical modeling of network data


Bayesian methodology

Statistical computing

Monte Carlo methodology

Data visualization

Machine learning

Applied scientific problems

Published Work

University of Iowa Department of Biostatistics

Faculty connections based on shared research interests: An interactive graphic.


Email : daniel-sewell@uiowa.edu

Phone : (319) 384 - 1585

Address : 145 N. Riverside Dr. , N338 CPHB, Iowa City, IA 52242