Deborah H. Glueck, Ph.D.


Deborah Glueck is a visiting professor in the Department of Pediatrics at the University of Colorado School of Medicine.  Dr. Glueck received her AB cum laude in theoretical mathematics from Harvard in 1989 and a PhD in Biostatistics from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, in 1996. At Chapel Hill she was the recipient of a Pogue Fellowship. In 2008 she received the Colorado School of Public Health Excellence in Faculty Mentoring Award.  In 2013 she received the Dean’s mentoring award from the University of Colorado Denver Graduate School.  In 2016, she received the Colorado School of Public Health Faculty Excellence in Teaching Award.  She has coauthored numerous journal articles related to biostatistics and biostatistical methodology developments.

As a collaborative statistician, Dr. Glueck works for the LEAD (Lifecourse Epidemiology of Adiposity and Diabetes) Center (Dabelea, PI).  At the LEAD center, Dr. Glueck serves as an advisor and statistical consultant to graduate students, post-doctoral fellows and junior and senior faculty.  Dr. Glueck is a co-investigator on an American Heart Association grant (Sauder) on Vitamin D exposure, on a study of the primordial origins of diabetes and obesity (R01DK068001, Dabelea), on the local site of the Environmental Influences on Child Health Outcomes project (ECHO, 5UG3OD023248-02, Dabelea), on an ECHO Opportunities and Infrastructure junior faculty grant (Bekelman), using remote food photography for dietary assessment, and on a National Air and Space Administration heliophysics grant on magnetic flux emergence.  In addition, Dr. Glueck serves as a biostatistician for the Center for Bioethics and Humanities of the University of Colorado Denver.

As a principal investigator, Dr. Glueck works to develop and disseminate methods and software for the planning and analysis of multilevel and longitudinal studies. Scientists across the country and across the world use the free, open-source, wizard-style, point-and-click, web- and mobile-based power and sample size software from her collaborative group ( ), which is funded by three current NIH grants (NIH/NIGMS R01GM121081 [Glueck, Muller, Dabelea], NIH/NIGMS R25GM111901 [Muller, Glueck] and NIH/NLM  G13LM011879 [Muller, Glueck]). Previous funding was provided by NIH/NIDCR R01DE020832 [Muller] and K07CA088811-S1 [Glueck]. During the period April 28 2017-April 27, 2018, Google Analytics showed more than 6700 unique users of the software, who computed power or sample size for their studies more than 11,000 times.