Heidi J Sucharew, PhD

Instructor, UC Department of Pediatrics

Phone: 513-803-1920


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structural equation modeling, latent profile analysis, and latent variable modeling


Dr. Sucharew's areas of applied research include infant neurobehavioral outcomes, stroke severity, adolescent menstrual symptoms and depression, and glucose control during pregnancy.  Her research has been funded by the NINDS, NIH/NIEHS, and NIMH.  To date, she has authored 12 publications and has presented her research at numerous national and international conferences.  Part of Dr. Sucharew’s dissertation work on Item Response Theory and skin prick testing has been selected to be highlighted as Editor’s Choice in the March 2012 edition of Pediatric Allergy and Immunology.  Dr. Sucharew has been very active as a teacher.  She contributes to the Biostatistics and Epidemiology modules of the Pediatrics Fellowship Core curriculum.  She has also developed and is the primary instructor of "Introduction to Biostatistics" online course and has served as an invited lecturer in "Design and Management of Field Studies in Epidemiology" in the graduate program in Biostatistics and Epidemiology in the Department of Environmental Health.

Education and Training

BA: Statistics, The College of New Jersey, Ewing, NJ, 2000

MS: Biostatistics, University of Washington, Seattle, WA, 2002

PhD: Biostatistics, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH, 2009



Hemorrhagic and Ischemic Stroke Among Blacks and Whites.  Biostatistician. National Institute of Health / National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke. July 2009 – June 2014.

Recanalization Therapies and Markers of Stroke Outcome. Co-Investigator.  National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke.  July 2008 – April 2013.

Medication Continuity in Children Treated for ADHD. Biostatistician.  National Institute of Mental Health. Jan 2010 – Nov 2014.

Neurobehavioral Effects of Insecticide Exposure in Pregnancy and Early Childhood. Biostatistician. National Institute of Health / National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences. Sept 2009 – Aug 2012.