Dr. Veronica Berrocal
- Email: vberrocauci.edu
- University of California, Irvine
- Status: Faculty
- Department: Stat,
- Will Mentor: Doctoral students, Pre-doctoral students
Areas of ExpertiseApplied Statistics, Biostatistics,
Spatial statistics, Environmental exposure (weather, air pollution), Spatial epidemiology, Atmospheric data science.
Dr. Berrocal is Associate Professor in the Department of Statistics at the University of California, Irvine. She joined the UCI Department of Statistics in Fall 2019 after 9 years spent at the University of Michigan in the Department of Biostatistics, where she was, first, an Assistant Professor and then an Associate Professor. Having grown up abroad (Southern Europe and Central America), Veronica obtained her undergraduate degree in Mathematics in Italy at the Universita di Roma La Sapienza. After moving to the US, Veronica received her Ph.D. in Statistics at the University of Washington in 2007 and was a postdoctoral associate at the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) supported by a National Research Council postdoctoral fellowship from September 2007 to August 2008. She subsequently held a postdoctoral position in the Department of Statistical Science at Duke University and at the Statistical and Applied Mathematical Science Institute (SAMSI) from 2008 to 2010.
Dr. Berrocals research interests are in spatial, spatio-temporal and environmental statistics with a particular focus on statistical modeling of environmental risk factors (weather, air pollution, built environment), statistical modeling of infectious diseases (dengue and malaria) and stochastic modeling of geophysical and atmospheric science data.