Mari Soekõrv Palta is a Swedish biostatistician, known for her research on sleep apnea. She is a professor in the Department of Population Health Sciences and the Department of Biostatistics and Medical Informatics at the University of Wisconsin–Madison, vice-chair of Population Health Sciences, and director of graduate studies. She is the author of Quantitative Methods in Population Health: Extensions of Ordinary Regression (Wiley, 2003).
Palta studied mathematics, physics, and English at Lund University. After earning a master's degree in mathematics at the University of Minnesota, she remained at Minnesota for a PhD in biostatistics (1977) and postdoctoral work in epidemiology. Her doctoral dissertation, supervised by Richard McHugh, was Sample Size Determination for Clinical Trials. She taught at the University of Iowa from 1979 until 1982, when she joined the University of Wisconsin–Madison as a research scientist. She became a faculty member at Wisconsin in 1987.
- Mari Palta, PhD, University of Wisconsin Department of Population Health Sciences, retrieved 2017-10-23
- Hade, Erinn M., "Quantitative Methods in Population Health: Extensions of Ordinary Regression", Journal of the American Statistical Association, 100 (470): 704–705, doi:10.1198/jasa.2005.s18, JSTOR 27590591
- Mari Palta at the Mathematics Genealogy Project