Danielle Harvey, Ph.D.

Danielle Jenine Harvey, Ph.D.




  • Professor


UC Davis School of Medicine

Davis, CA 95616
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Research/Academic Interests

Dr. Harvey's research interests fall in the statistical challenges of analyzing high-dimensional data, particularly neuroimaging data. Specific focus is the development of models and approaches that make use of the anatomy and underlying biology of disease processes.

The majority of her collaborative research falls in the area of Alzheimer's disease and other neurodegenerative diseases and how neuroimaging can help identify individuals in the earliest stages of disease.


Public Health Sciences


Ph.D., Statistics, University of Chicago, Chicago IL 2001

B.A., Pomona College, Claremont CA 1996

Professional Memberships

American Statistical Association

International Biometric Society, Eastern North American Region

Sigma Xi

Honors and Awards

GGE Teacher of the Year Award, awarded by the GGE students to the most outstanding faculty member of the year, 2006

Select Recent Publications

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Weiner MW, Harvey D, Hayes J, Landau SM, Aisen PS, Petersen RC, Tosun D, Veitch DP, Jack Jr CR, DeCarli C, Saykin AJ, Grafman J, Neylan TC and the Department of Defense Alzheimer’s Disease Neuroimaging Initiative. Effects of traumatic brain injury and posttraumatic stress disorder on development of Alzheimer’s disease in Vietnam Veterans using the Alzheimer’s Disease Neuroimaging Initiative: preliminary report. Alzheimer’s & Dementia: Translational Research and Clinical Interventions. 2017;3:177-188.

Farias S, Lau K, Harvey D, Denny K, Barba C, Mefford AN. Early functional limitations in cognitively normal older adults predicts diagnostic conversion to mild cognitive impairment. Journal of the American Geriatric Society. 2017;65:1152-1158.

Siso S, Hobson BA, Harvey DJ, Bruun DA, Rowland DJ, Garbow JR, Lein PJ. Spatiotemporal progression and remission of lesions in the rat brain following acute intoxication with diisopropylfluorophosphate. Toxicological Sciences. 2017;157:330-341.

Hobson BA, Siso S, Rowland DJ, Harvey DJ, Bruun DA, Garbow JR, Lein PJ. Longitudinal monitoring by magnetic resonance imaging reveals progressive brain injury in rats acutelyl intoxicated with diisopropylfluorophosphate. Toxicological Sciences. 2017;157:342-353.

Hagar YC, Harvey DJ, Beckett LA.  A multivariate cure model for left-censored and right-censored data with application to colorectal cancer screening patterns. Statistics in Medicine. 2016;35:347-367.

Fletcher E, Villeneuve S, Maillard P, Harvey D, Reed B, Jagust W, DeCarli C. β-amyloid, hippocampal atrophy and their relation to longitudinal brain change in cognitively normal individuals. Neurobiology of Aging. 2016;40:173-180.

Miller JW, Harvey DJ, Beckett LA, Green R, Farias S, Reed BR, Olichney JM, Mungas DM, DeCarli C.  Vitamin D status and rates of cognitive decline in a multi-ethnic cohort of older adults. JAMA Neurology. 2015;72:1295-1303.

Lau K, Tomaszewski Farias S, Parik M, Harvey DJ, Huang C-J.  Early cognitively-based functional limitations predict the development of loss of independence in instrumental activities of daily living in older adults. Journal of the International Neuropsychological Society. 2015;21:688-698.

Rueda AD, Lau KM, Saito N, Harvey D, Risacher SL, Aisen PS, Petersen RC, Saykin AJ, Tomaszewski Farias S; Alzheimer’s Disease Neuroimaging Initiative.  Self-rated and informant-rated everyday function in comparison to objective markers of Alzheimer’s disease. Alzheimers & Dementia. 2015;11:1080-1089.

Beckett LA, Donohue MC, Wang C, Aisen P, Harvey DJ, Saito N; Alzheimer’s Disease  Neuroimaging Initiative. The Alzheimer’s Disease Neuroimaging Initiative phase 2: increasing     the length, breadth, and depth of our understanding. Alzheimers & Dementia. 2015;11:823-831.