Dustin Pluta

Assistant Professor

Dustin Pluta

Assistant Professor

Academic Appointment(s)

Medical College of Georgia
Department of Population Health Science: Biostats & Data Science

  • (706) 721-3785
  • Pavilion I, Rm. 1011


  • Ph.D., Statistics, General University of California - Irv, 2020

  • MS, Applied Statistics, General California State University, L, 2015

  • MA, Mathematics, General University of California, Davi, 2008

Awards & Honors

  • Distinguished Student Paper Competition Award Eastern North American Region (ENAR), International Biometric Society, 2018

  • Student Paper Competition Award Joint Statistical Meetings, Statistics in Imaging, 2018

  • Robert L. Newcomb Memorial Endowed Graduate Student Award University of California, Irvine, 2016

  • Summer Fellowship University of California, Irvine, 2016

  • Chair’s Award University of California, Irvine Dept. of Statistics, 2015

Courses Taught Most Recent Academic Year

  • STAT 7630

    Applied Linear Models
  • STAT 7870

    Biostatistical Consul in Resea


Selected Recent Publications

  • Neuroaffective reactivity profiles are associated with vulnerability to e-cigarette use., 2023
    Journal Article, Academic Journal
  • Ridge-penalized adaptive Mantel test and its application in imaging genetics, 2021
    Journal Article, Academic Journal
  • Modeling Dynamic Functional Connectivity with Latent Factor Gaussian Processes, 2019
    Journal Article, Academic Journal
  • Statistical Methods and Challenges in Connectome Genetics., 2018
    Journal Article, Academic Journal
  • Subgroup Analysis Based on Prognostic and Predictive Gene Signatures for Adjuvant Chemotherapy in Early-stage Non-small-cell Lung Cancer Patients, 2017
    Journal Article, Academic Journal

Department Service

  • BDSE Faculty Meeting 2023 - Present

    Role: Attendee, Meeting
  • Faculty Hiring 2023 - Present

    Role: Attendee, Meeting
  • Journal Club 2023 - Present

    Role: Committee Chair

Professional Service

  • Psychophysiology (Academic Journal) 2023 - Present

    Role: Reviewer