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Al M. Best, Ph.D.

Al M. Best, Ph.D.

Director of faculty research development

Research administration
W. Baxter Perkinson Jr. Building
1101 East Leigh Street
Box 980566
Richmond, Virginia 23298-0566
Phone: (804) 827-2045
Fax: (804) 828-0657
Email: albest@vcu.edu


  • Ph.D. in Biostatistics, Virginia Commonwealth University, 1984
  • M.S. in Quantitative Psychology, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 1978
  • B.S. in Mathematics and Psychology, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, 1973
Dr. Best is an applied statistician who enjoys collaborating with researchers in a variety of fields. His statistical expertise includes the general linear model, experimental design, test reliability and scaling, and survival and categorical data analysis. Dr. Best has co-authored over 150 refereed journal publications or books.

Research interests

  • Statistical methods in dental research