Saint Louis University

Steven E. Rigdon, PhD

Professor of Biostatistics

Steve Rigdon, PhD 

Research Interests: Survival Analysis, Biosurveillance, Quality

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Courses: BST-523-01 - Bayesian Statistics; BST-625-01 - Capstone in Biostatistics

Education History: PhD, Statistics, University of Missouri-Columbia                     MA, University of Missouri-St. Louis
BA, University of Missouri-St. Louis

SLU faculty since: 2012

Salus Center, 481

(314) 977-8127


Steven E. Rigdon, PhD joined the Department of Biostatistics in 2012 as Professor of Biostatistics. Previously, Dr. Rigdon was a Distinguished Research Professor of Statistics at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville. Dr. Rigdon is a native St. Louisan; he grew up just a few blocks from the SLU campus. Dr. Rigdon received a PhD in Statistics in 1985 from the University of Missouri-Columbia. Prior to serving at SIUE, Dr. Rigdon was the Senior Mathematical Statistician at Monsanto.

Dr. Rigdon's research interests include biosurveillance, optimal experimental design, survival analysis, and statistical methods for quality. His research on optimal experimental design is funded by the National Science Foundation in a collaboration grant with researchers at Arizona State University. He is also the author of Calculus, 8th and 9th ed., published by Pearson, and Statistical Methods for the Reliability of Repairable Systems, published by Wiley.

Dr. Rigdon has published in journals such as Technometrics, Journal of Quality Technology, and Quality Engineering.  He is also interested in models for election prediction, and his work has been profiled in a Wall Street Journal article (2008) and interviews with local TV stations (KMOV and Fox-2). He enjoys playing brass instruments (trumpet and horn), refereeing ice hockey, and hiking.

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