Mireya Diaz Insua, PhD

Mireya Diaz Insua, PhD portrait
  • Division Chief, Division of Epidemiology and Biostatistics
  • Professor, Division of Epidemiology and Biostatistics
  • Professor, Department of Biomedical Sciences
    • Primary Address
    • Office
    • Western Michigan University Homer Stryker M.D. School of Medicine
    • 1000 Oakland Drive
    • Kalamazoo, MI, United States 49008



Mireya Diaz, PhD, has over 15 years of statistical consulting experience. She received her doctorate degree in Biostatistics from Case Western Reserve University. There she served as an Assistant Professor of Biostatistics, member of two NIH-funded biostatistics core - one as Director - and Director of the Biostatistics program. While in this position she also worked as a methodologist for the Guidelines Department of the American Urological Association providing the methodological rigor for the medical guidelines dealing with management of VUR in children. Then she accepted a position as Associate Scientist and Director of Biostatistics of the Vattikuti Urology Institute where she worked with the Menon's pioneering team of Robotic Prostatectomy generating the evidence for the comparative effectiveness of the robotic approach. Her research endeavors and contributions to science focus in the development, application, and evaluation of statistical methods for effectiveness research with large observational databases including disease registries, administrative claims, and EMRs; meta-analyses of complex outcome structures; health technology assessment and medical guidelines development; and correlated data.


  • PhD 2002, Biostatistics, Graduate School, Case Western Reserve University
  • MSc 1999, Biomedical Engineering, Graduate School, Case Western Reserve University
  • BSc 1994, Electrical Engineering, Engineering, Universidad Metropolitana