Miriam Nu�o, Ph.D.

Miriam Nu�o, Ph.D.


  • Associate Professor in Biostatistics and Surgery Residence


UC Davis

Medical Sciences 1-C, One Shields Ave
Davis, CA 95616
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750 Orchard Rd
Davis, CA 95616
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Phone: 530-752-1409
Phone: 916-734-0962

Research/Academic Interests

Dr. Nuño's research interests focus on the design and analysis of observational studies, primarily in the context of public health research. Her research emphasizes on three areas: comparative effectiveness research in cancer, causal inference methods, and application of mathematical models with observational data for the prediction of patient outcomes. 


Public Health Sciences

Center/Program Affiliation

Public Health Sciences
Center for Healthcare Policy and Research


M.S., Applied Mathematics, Claremont University, Claremont CA 1999

Ph.D., Biological Statistics and Computational Biology, Cornell University, Ithica NY 2005

B.S., UC Riverside, Riverside CA 1996


Biostatistics, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston MA 2005-2007

Biostatistics, UCLA, Los Angeles CA 2007-2008

Honors and Awards

Yerby Postdoctoral Fellowship 2005, 2006

SUNY Fellowship, 2004

Alfred P. Sloan Foundation Graduate Fellowship 2001, 2002

Select Recent Publications

Babu H, Ortega A, Nuño M, Dehghan A, Schweitzer A, Bonert HV, Carmichael JD, Cooper O, Melmed S, Mamelak AN. Long-Term Endocrine Outcomes Following Endoscopic Endonasal Transsphenoidal Surgery for Acromegaly and Associated Prognostic Factors. Neurosurgery. 2017 Aug 1;81(2):357-366. 

Annamalai A, Harada MY, Chen M, Tran T, Ko A, Ley EJ, Nuño M, Klein A, Nissen  N, Noureddin M. Predictors of Mortality in the Critically Ill Cirrhotic Patient: Is the Model for End-Stage Liver Disease Enough? J Am Coll Surg. 2017 Mar;224(3):276-282. Epub 2016 Nov 22.

Harada MY, Hoang DM, Zaw AA, Murry JS, Volod O, Sun BJ, Nuño M, Mason R, Margulies DR, Ley EJ. Overtreatment of Heparin-Induced Thrombocytopenia in the Surgical ICU. Crit Care Med. 2017 Jan;45(1):28-34.

Ko A, Harada MY, Murry JS, Nuño M, Barmparas G, Ma AA, Thomsen GM, Ley EJ. Heart rate in pediatric trauma: rethink your strategy. J Surg Res. 2016 Apr;201(2):334-9. 

Murry JS, Zaw AA, Hoang DM, Mehrzadi D, Tran D, Nuño M, Bloom M, Melo N, Margulies DR, Ley   EJ. Activation of Massive Transfusion for Elderly Trauma Patients. Am Surg. 2015 Oct;81(10):945-9.

Nuño M, Pelissier L, Varshneya K, Adamo MA, Drazin D. Outcomes and factors associated with infant abusive head trauma in the US. J Neurosurg Pediatr. 2015 Jul 31:1-8.

Nuño M, Ly D, Mukherjee D, Ortega A, Black KL, Patil CG. Quality of surgical care and readmission in elderly glioblastoma patients. Neurooncol Pract. 2014 Jun;1(2):33-39. Epub 2014 May 19. 

Nuño M, Ly D, Ortega A, Sarmiento JM, Mukherjee D, Black KL, Patil CG. Does 30-day readmission affect long-term outcome among glioblastoma patients? Neurosurgery. 2014 Feb;74(2):196-204; discussion 204-5.

Nuño M, Drazin DG, Acosta FL Jr. Differences in treatments and outcomes for idiopathic scoliosis patients treated in the United States from 1998 to 2007: impact of socioeconomic variables and ethnicity. Spine J. 2013 Feb;13(2):116-23.

Nuño M, Mukherjee D, Elramsisy A, Nosova K, Lad SP, Boakye M, Yu JS, Black KL, Patil CG. Racial and gender disparities and the role of primary tumor type on inpatient outcomes following craniotomy for brain metastases. Ann Surg Oncol. 2012 Aug;19(8):2657-63.