Irina Dinu, PhD, BSc

Associate Professor, School of Public Health


Associate Professor, School of Public Health
(780) 492-8336
3-278 Edmonton Clinic Health Academy
11405 - 87 Ave NW
Edmonton AB
T6G 1C9



My research focus is to develop biostatistical tools for analysis of microarray data.

The microarray technology measures expression profiles of tens of thousands of genes in a single assay. This new technology has brought tremendous promise to clinical and biological sciences by allowing technology-driven explorations of disease markers and pathways that were previously unthinkable. It also comes with data-analytic challenges due to the complexity and high dimensionality of its data.

I am collaborating with scientists at the Glenrose Hospital in the area of outcomes / health services research. I am interested in collaborating with public health sciences researchers and practitioners by providing biostatistical methodological rigors in the design, conduct, analysis, and reporting of their work. 


PhD (Statistics), University of Alberta, 2005 
BSc (Mathematics), University of Bucharest, Romania, 1999


Postdoctoral Fellowship Research award, Alberta Heritage Foundation for Medical Research, 2005-2007
F.S. Chia Ph.D. Scholarship Research award, University of Alberta, 1999-2003


Currently accepting MSc students.

Scholarly Activities

Research - Statistical methods for biomarker discovery based on complex high-dimensional biological data

Co-principal Investigator 
funded by Canadian Institutes of Health Research


Modeling the shape of the dependency of airborne benzene concentration in the air on distance to primary oil and gas facilities.

Author(s): Dinu, I., Chen Y., Burstyn, I.
Publication Date: 2010
Publication: Open Environmental Sciences
Page Numbers: 14-20

Gene Set Analysis and Reduction.

Author(s): Dinu I, Potter JD, Mueller T, Liu Q, Adewale AJ, Jhangri GS, Einecke G, Famulsky KS, Halloran PF, Yasui Y.
Publication Date: 2008
Publication: Briefings in Bioinformatics
Volume: 10
Issue: 1
Page Numbers: 24-34.

Two year survival, mental and motor outcomes after the Norwood procedure: a comparison between the MBTS and RVPA surgical modifications

Author(s): Atallah J, Dinu I, Joffe A, Sauve RS, Dyck J, Ross DB, Rebeyka IM, Robertson CMT.
Publication Date: 2008
Publication: Circulation
Volume: 118
Issue: 14
Page Numbers: 1410-8