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Nicholas Illenberger, PhD

Assistant Professor, Department of Population Health

Causal Inference, Longitudinal analysis, Precision Medicine, Cost-Effectiveness, Semiparametric Inference

I am an assistant professor in the Department of Population Health’s Division of Biostatistics. My research combines insights from the areas of causal inference, semiparametric estimation, and cost-effectiveness analyses to address important issues in health services research. In particular, my methodological work develops approaches for assessing treatment effect heterogeneity using observational data from complex longitudinal and clustered data settings. This work is critical in determining which populations may most benefit from additional interventions in low-resource settings.


In partnership with colleagues across NYU DPH and VA HSR&D I also have experience working on problems related to mobile health, behavioral economics, educational interventions, diabetes, and obesity research. In addition, much of this work is centered around effectiveness-implementation studies aimed at tailoring interventions for use in low-resource settings.



Academic office

180 Madison Avenue

2nd Floor, Room 222

New York, NY 10016

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PhD from University of Pennsylvania

Nugent, Shannon T; Cheng, Brian; Illenberger, Nicholas; Wu, Yaxin; Russell, Louise B; Miller, Christopher J; Zullo, Shannon W; Perz, Allison; Fix, William C; Etzkorn, Jeremy R; Sobanko, Joseph F

Dermatologic surgery. 2023 May 01; 49(5):445-450

Kilaru, Austin S; Illenberger, Nicholas; Meisel, Zachary F; Groeneveld, Peter W; Liu, Manqing; Mondal, Angira; Mitra, Nandita; Merchant, Raina M

Circulation. Cardiovascular quality & outcomes. 2022 Sep; 15(9):e009001

Illenberger, Nicholas; Mitra, Nandita; Spieker, Andrew J

Health economics. 2022 Jul; 31(7):1438-1451

Khatana, Sameed Ahmed M; Illenberger, Nicholas; Werner, Rachel M; Groeneveld, Peter W; Mitra, Nandita

Diabetes care. 2021 12; 44(12):2699-2707

Frosch, Zachary A K; Illenberger, Nicholas; Mitra, Nandita; Boffa, Daniel J; Facktor, Matthew A; Nelson, Heidi; Palis, Bryan E; Bekelman, Justin E; Shulman, Lawrence N; Takvorian, Samuel U

JAMA network open. 2021 07 01; 4(7):e2115675

Spieker, Andrew J; Illenberger, Nicholas; Roy, Jason A; Mitra, Nandita

Statistical methods in medical research. 2021 05; 30(5):1306-1319

Lou, Carolyn; Habes, Mohamad; Illenberger, Nicholas A; Ezzati, Ali; Lipton, Richard B; Shaw, Pamela A; Stephens-Shields, Alisa J; Akbari, Hamed; Doshi, Jimit; Davatzikos, Christos; Shinohara, Russell T

Brain communications. 2021 12; 3(4):fcab264

Ontaneda, D; Sati, P; Raza, P; Kilbane, M; Gombos, E; Alvarez, E; Azevedo, C; Calabresi, P; Cohen, J A; Freeman, L; Henry, R G; Longbrake, E E; Mitra, N; Illenberger, N; Schindler, M; Moreno-Dominguez, D; Ramos, M; Mowry, E; Oh, J; Rodrigues, P; Chahin, S; Kaisey, M; Waubant, E; Cutter, G; Shinohara, R; Reich, D S; Solomon, A; Sicotte, N L

NeuroImage: Clinical. 2021; 32:102834