Dr. Harrison Ndetan received a Bachelor of Science and Master of Science in Physics from the University of Buea, Cameroon and participated in a Medical Physics fellowship on imaging modalities in diagnostic medicine at the Institute of Theoretical Physics in Trieste, Italy. He received Master and Doctor of Public Health degrees with concentration in Biostatistics from the University of North Texas Health Science Center (UNTHSC), Fort Worth, TX and a joint MD /PhD degree from the University of Science, Arts and Technology (USAT), Monserrat, British West Indies.

Before joining the Department of Biostatistics & Epidemiology at UT Health Science Center at Tyler, Dr. Ndetan served as the Hospital Administrator of New Era Clinic, Tiko, Chair of the Science Division at Christ the King College, Tiko and Instructor of Physics at the University of Buea – Cameroon. He also served as Professor for Biostatistics and Director of Research at Parker University, Dallas, TX as well as Adjunct Professor of Biostatistics at UNTHSCT, Fort Worth.

Education & Training

National Leadership Academy for the Public’s Health (2019)
MD/PhD, University of Science, Arts and Technology, Monserrat, British West Indies (2016)
John C. Maxwell Leadership Certification Program (2014)
Parker University Leadership Academy (2013)
DrPH – Biostatistics, University of North Texas Health Science, Fort Worth, TX (2009)
Imaging modalities in Diagnostic Medicine and Radiotherapy, College of Medical Physics, The International Center for Theoretical Physics (ICTP), Trieste – Italy (2002)
MPH – Biostatistics, University of North Texas Health Science, School of Public Health, Fort Worth, TX (2007)
M.Sc. - Physics, University of Buea, Cameroon (1999)
B.Sc. - Physics, University of Buea, Cameroon (1997)

Courses Taught

PBHL 5317: Biostatistics 1 (Fundament al Principles of Biostatistics)
EPBI 5340: Regression Analysis
EPBI 5332: Survival Analysis
EPBI 6344: Data Management for Biostatistics
EPBI 6332: Experimental Designs in Biostatistics
PBHL 5342: Epidemiology 1 (Principles of Epidemiology)
EPBI 6334: Advanced Epidemiological Methods
PBHL 5350: Internship/Practicum I
PBHL 5360: Internship/Practicum II
PBHL 6350: Capstone Project I
PBHL 6360: Capstone Project II
Biostatistics for Biomedical Research

Speaking Series Topics

Process of integrating evidence into clinical practice
Anatomy of published literature
Critical appraisal of epidemiologic literature
Unconscious Bias in Healthcare
Tricks of the trade - Assessing validity of empirical research manuscript - the 7-step process

Research Interest

Dr. Ndetan is excited by opportunities to work with diverse group of investigators providing conceptualization, statistical and other oversights on the study design, implementation, and analysis (using a wide range of analytical models) to ensure efficient, effective, and timely completion of research projects.

Dr. Ndetan’s current projects include the Bayesian perspective of the role of concomitant ingestion of alcohol & acetaminophen in early-stage renal dysfunction, cancer & none-cancer risk associated with oncogenic viruses and building cascade of care for opioid/substance use disorder and Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE) in the rural communities of East Texas.