Maya Petersen

Research Expertise and Interest

causal inference, precision health, targeted learning, HIV, global health, pandemics

Research Description

Maya L. Petersen M.D. Ph.D. is a Professor of Biostatistics, Epidemiology, and Computational Precision Health who focuses on the development and application of novel causal inference methods to problems in health, community-based interventions, global health, and HIV treatment and prevention.

In the News

Coronavirus: science and solutions

While the COVID-19 pandemic continues to devastate communities around the world, researchers at UC Berkeley are racing to find solutions that will both secure our health and help get the economy back on its feet.

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Nov 26, 2021
Erin Allday


San Francisco was a few days into sheltering in place in March 2020 when Dr. Maya Petersen got a surprising and urgent request: Health officials wanted to know whether she could put together a model that would help them forecast what was shaping up to be a horrifying pandemic.

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