Caroline Groth, PhD, BA

Assistant Professor , West Virginia University School of Public Health
Caroline Groth

Dr. Groth earned her Ph.D. in Biostatistics from University of Minnesota School of Public Health in 2017 and her B.A. in Psychology (Statistics Concentration) from St. Olaf College in 2012.  Dr. Groth also completed a postdoctoral fellowship from 2017-2019 at the Department of Preventive Medicine in Northwestern University’s Feinberg School of Medicine.

Since 2012, Dr. Groth has been active with the airborne chemical exposure assessment team in the GuLF STUDY, a long-term effort to investigate the health of workers and volunteers who responded to the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. The study is sponsored by National Institutes of Health, and the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences is leading this research with the support of community groups. Dr. Groth’s work has been published in Spatial Statistics, Annals of Work Exposures and Health, Journal of Exposure Science and Environmental Epidemiology and Environmetrics.

Dr. Groth has statistical research interests in missing data, Bayesian statistics and measurement error. She is a highly collaborative researcher with interests in a variety of areas including environmental health, toxicology, nutrition, psychology and neuroscience.


  • Doctor of Philosophy, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN
  • Bachelor of Arts, St. Olaf College, Northfield, MN


April 2021: NIOSH Alice Hamilton Paper Award in Exposure and Risk Assessment Category

April 2021: West Virginia University’s School of Public Health 2020-2021 Excellence in Graduate Teaching Award

April 2018: Northwestern’s Feinberg School of Medicine Research Day Public Health and Social Sciences Poster Competition Finalist

April 2017: Delta Omega Induction, National Honorary Society of Public Health

April 2016: Minnesota Supercomputing Institute Research Exhibition Biomedical Sciences Poster Competition Grand Prize

April 2015, 2014: University of Minnesota SPH Research Day PhD Most Collaborative Research Project Award, PhD Best Poster Presentation 2nd Place

May 2013: University of Minnesota Division of Biostatistics Outstanding Teaching Assistant Award

August 2012: University of Minnesota School of Public Health (SPH) Dean’s Scholar’s Award

May 2010: Psi Chi Induction, International Honorary Society of Psychology