Daniel J. Feaster, PhD, MS

  • PhD in Biostatistics (Interdisciplinary) University of Miami, Miami, FL
  • MS in Labor Economics, University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI


Dr. Feaster is an Associate Professor of Biostatistics at the Robert Stempel School of Public Health, Florida International University. Before joining FIU, Dr. Feaster was a research Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the University of Miami, School of Medicine. In addition, he served as the Director of Biostatistics and Data Management Core at the University of Miami, Center for Family Studies.

Dr. Feaster has over 25 years experience in design, conduct and analysis of large longitudinal studies, including clinical trials. In addition, he has 15 years of experience concentrated specifically on HIV+ and drug abusing populations.  He has worked extensively with the both the Design and Analysis and Statistics workgroups of the National Institute on Drug Abuse Clinical Trials Network (CTN).  Dr. Feaster has also been a methodological consultant to the National Institute of Mental Health’s (NIMH) Family HIV Consortium.  He co-hosted, with Jose Szapocznik, a conference on family methodology for the NIMH Family HIV Consortium in 2000.  In addition, Dr. Feaster has been invited to speak on statistical models for family data at annual meetings of the NIMH Family HIV Consortium.  He is also a member of the Prevention Science Methodology Group.  This group of over 50 leaders in prevention and statistics/methodology, under the leadership of Hendricks Brown and Bengt Muthén, explores new statistical methodology for preventative interventions and allows all involved to share research and methodological developments


Dr. Feaster is the PI of a NIDA RO1 to test the use of family therapy for HIV+ women who have recently completed drug abuse treatment.  The focus of the intervention is to reintegrate women with their family support system with study aims of reducing recidivism to drug abuse, increase HIV medication adherence and decrease HIV sexual risk taking.  Dr. Feaster was one of three NIDA PI’s in 2004 to have an NIH roadmap initiative funded as a supplement to this grant. Dr. Feaster’s methodological research interests include development and refinement of multilevel models of family interactions over time and design of multi-site effectiveness trials.
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