research overview

  • My scholarly activities are demonstrated in a variety of ways, including peer-reviewed journal publications, successful grant funding support, collaborative research projects, and professional presentations. My research interests can be organized in three main areas (1) Geriatrics Research (2) Primary Care, and (3) Health Analytics. However, it is important to point out that as a biostatistician, a majority of my time is devoted to interdisciplinary and collaborative projects, since statistical methods and data analysis have become indispensable for the success of many scientific disciplines.


  • Dr. Tina D. Cunningham earned her bachelor's degree in neuroscience from The College of William and Mary and a Doctor of Philosophy in Biostatistics from Virginia Commonwealth University. In the past 11 years, she has taught and mentored graduate students in Public Health, Statistics, Biostatistics, Biomedical Science, Medicine, and other related disciplines. Her scholarly interests cover a broad spectrum of health areas such as preventive care, clinical trials, trend of health-related outcomes, geriatrics, and public health. She has authored and coauthored 57 papers in peer reviewed journals, and served as the primary investigator, co-investigator, or senior consultant for more than 200 research projects.

selected publications

preferred title

  • Program Director

full name

  • Tina D. Cunningham, PhD

recognition and awards

  • 2017- EVMS Wonder Woman
    2013- EVMS Faculty Professional Enrichment Award
    2013- EVMS Delta Omega Honor Society
    2009-2010- Biopharmaceutical Applied Statistics Symposium Fellowship (VCU)
    2008-2009- School of Medicine Phi Kappa Phi Scholarship (Medical College of Virginia)
    2007-2008- Charles C. Clayton Award (Medical College of Virginia)
    2006-2007- GlaxoSmithKline Scholar Award


Publications in VIVO