Travis Loux

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I am currently an associate professor in the Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics at the Saint Louis University College for Public Health and Social Justice. My research focuses on causal inference and missing data. My related academic interests include statistics education and literacy, and applications of statistics to health and education.

I received my bachelor’s degree in mathematics from the University of Washington in Seattle, with minors in statistics and law, societies, and justice. I then attended the University of California, Davis, where I received my master’s and doctorate in statistics. After completing my doctorate, I spent two years as a visiting assistant professor in the UC Santa Barbara Department of Satistics and Applied Probability before moving to St. Louis.

Outside of academics, I am a fan of the St. Louis Cardinals and UW Huskies athletics, especially football, baseball, and crew.


My statistical interests focus around methods for causal inference and missing data. Most work I have done involves investigating and using propensity scores, but I am interested in methods for estimating heterogeneity in effects as well. I enjoy applying these methods to problems in health and education, particularly in investigaing disparities in these areas, due to race, gender, income, geography, or other factors.

Research profiles: | Google Scholar | Mendeley | ORCID | ResearchGate


I have a special interest in statistics education, both for future statisticians and other data analysts as well as the general public.

Courses I’ve taught at SLU include (most recent semester):

Learning R. A number of student ask me about resources to self-teach R, so I have put together a list of good ones here. The page will be updated from time to time as I come across more resources.

Offline Contact

Office: Salus Center 483

Mailing address:
SLU College for Public Health and Social Justice
Salus Center
3545 Lafayette Ave
St Louis MO 63104