Octavio focuses on the intersection of methods and LGBTQ+ health, particularly in non-parametric causal discovery.  He completed a joint PhD at Carnegie Mellon University in the departments of Statistics and Data Science, and Engineering and Public Policy.  Prior to his doctoral work, Octavio worked as a biostatistician in HIV/STI research.

Octavio Mesner

Areas of Focus:

  • Algorithmic fairness
  • Causal discovery
  • Information theory
  • Development of methods related to LGTBQ+ health