Assistant Research Professor, Epidemiology and Biostatistics
Other Affiliations: Public Health Science
Campus: UMD | Building: School of Public Health | Room: 1242E
Phone: (301) 405-0560 |
Office Hours: 

Wednesday 2:00-4:00 or by setting an appointment via email.

CV / Resume
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Dr. Cruz-Cano has a M.S. in Statistics and a Ph.D. in Computer Engineering from the University of Texas at El Paso. He is currently Assistant Research Professor in the Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics of the University of Maryland, College Park. His research interests include Computational Statistics, Computational Intelligence, Data analysis and Bioinformatics. He has served in diverse elected positions of the IEEE EMBS NoVA region. He is member of the Eta Kappa Nu and the Tau Beta Pi Honor Societies.

Education and Training

Ph.D. in Computer Engineering, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Texas at El Paso (January 2002 - May 2005)

Master Degree in Statistics, Department of Mathematical Sciences, University of Texas at El Paso (January 2000- January 2002)

Bachelors Degree in Computer Systems Engineering, College of Engineering, Autonomous University of Chihuahua (August 1995- December 1999)         


Undergraduate Course:

EPIB 300: Biostatistics for Public Health Practice (Syllabus)

Graduate Courses:

EPIB 663: SAS Programming (previously EPIB 698E) (Syllabus)

EPIB 650: Biostatistics I Online (Syllabus)

EPIB 697: Public Health Data Managment (Syllabus)

HLTH 653: Quantitative Research Methods II in Public Health (Syllabus)

Honors and Awards

2009     Inducted to Eta Kappa Nu, the Honor Society for Electrical and Computer Engineers

2005     Inducted to Tau Beta Pi, the Honor Society for Engineers


E. Mead, R. Cruz-Cano, D. Bernat, L. Whitsel, J. Huang, F. Chaloupka, C. Sherwin, R.M. Robertson. “Association between Florida's Smoke-Free Policy and Acute Myocardial Infarction by Race: A Time Series Analysis, 2000-2013”, Preventive Medicine, Volume 92, pages 169-175, November 2016, DOI:10.1016/j.ypmed.2016.05.032.

K.S. Shaw, R. Cruz-Cano, C. Jiang; L. Mayalil, D. Blythe, P. Ryan, A.R. Sapkota, “Presence of Animal Feeding Operations and Community Socioeconomic Factors Impact Salmonellosis Incidence Rates: Foodborne Diseases Active Surveillance Network (FoodNet), 2004-2010”, Environmental Research, Vol. 150, pages 166–172, October 2016.

R.E. Rosenberg-Goldstein, R. Cruz-Cano, C. Jiang, A. Palmer, D. Blythe, P. Ryan, B. Hogan, B. White, J.R. Dunn, T. Libby, M. Tobin-D’Angelo, J. Huang, S. McGuire, K. Scherzinger, M.-L. T. Lee, A. R. Sapkota, “Association between Community Socioeconomic Factors, Animal Feeding Operations, and Campylobacteriosis Incidence Rates: Foodborne Diseases Active Surveillance Network (FoodNet), 2004-2010”, BMC Infectious Diseases, Volume 16:354, July 2016, DOI: 10.1186/s12879-016-1686-9.

G.A. Buzzell, B. Das, R. Cruz-Cano, L.E. Nkongho, A.W. Kidanu, H. Kim, P.I. Clark, C.G. McDonald. “Using Electrophysiological Measures to Assess the Consumer Acceptability of Smokeless Tobacco Products”, February 2016, Nicotine & Tobacco Research, published ahead of print February 2016, DOI: 10.1093/ntr/ntw041.

A.R. Sapkota, E.L. Kinney, A. George, R.M. Hulet, R. Cruz-Cano, K.J. Schwab, G. Zhang, S.W. Joseph, “Lower Prevalence of Antibiotic-resistant Salmonella on Large-Scale U.S. Conventional Poultry Farms that Transitioned to Organic Practices”, Science of the Total Environment,  Volumes 476–477, pages 387–392, April 2014.

R. Cruz-Cano and M.-L.T. Lee, “Fast Regularized Canonical Correlation Analysis”, Computational Statistics and Data Analysis, Volume 70, pages 88–100, 2014.

B.Z. Pasturel, R. Cruz-Cano, R.E. Rosenberg Goldstein, A. Palmer, D. Blythe, P. Ryan, B. Hogan, C. Jung, S.W. Joseph, M.Q. Wang, M.L.T. Lee, R. Puett, S. Wilson, and A.R. Sapkota, “Community Socioeconomic Factors and Proximity to Animal Operations Influences the Risk of Campylobacteriosis in Maryland”, American Journal of Public Health, e1–e9. DOI:10.2105/AJPH.2013.301338.

J.C. Briones, B. Flores and R. Cruz-Cano, “Multi-Mode Radar Target Detection and Recognition using Neural Networks”, International Journal of Advanced Robotics Systems, 2012, Vol. 9, 177:2012, DOI: 10.5772/52073.

R. Cruz-Cano, M.-L.T. Lee and M.Y. Leung, “Logic Minimization and Rule Extraction for Identification of Functional Sites in Molecular Sequences”, BioData Mining, Vol. 5, Issue 10, August 2012, DOI:10.1186/1756-0381-5-10.

R. Cruz-Cano, M.Y. Leung, K.P. Choi and D. Chew, “Least-Squares Support Vector Machine Approach to Viral Replication Origin Prediction”, INFORMS Journal of Computing, Vol. 22, No. 3, Summer 2010, pages 457-470, DOI:10.1287/ijoc.1090.0360.