Biometrics Section Introduces Executive Committee
Edited by Feifei Wei, Biometrics Section Publications Officer
The Biometrics Section would like to introduce the current members of the section’s executive committee.
The section chair for 2013 is Jianwen Cai. Cai is professor and vice chair of the department of biostatistics at The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She earned her PhD in biostatistics from the University of Washington. Her research interests include multivariate survival analysis, cost-effective study designs, analysis of correlated responses, and longitudinal data analysis. She collaborates in the areas of cardiovascular disease, obesity, cancer, and dental research. She is the principal investigator for the coordinating center for the Hispanic Community Health Study / Study of Latinos.
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The 2013 chair-elect is Mike Daniels. Daniels is professor in the section of integrative biology and the division of statistics and scientific computation at The University of Texas at Austin. Before arriving in Austin this past August, Daniels was at the University of Florida for 10 years, the last four as chair of the statistics department. His research interests include Bayesian methods for incomplete longitudinal data and causal inference and priors and estimators for dependence. He collaborates on projects involving new interventions for weight management and imaging to monitor progression of Duchenne’s muscular dystrophy. Daniels earned his ScD in biostatistics from Harvard University in 1995.
Yu Shen is this year’s secretary/treasurer. Shen is a professor of biostatistics in the department of biostatistics at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center and an adjunct professor at Rice University. She earned her PhD in biostatistics from the University of Washington. Her research interests include survival analysis with biased sampling, design and analysis of cancer clinical trials and observational studies, primary and secondary cancer prevention, and cost-effectiveness analysis of cancer screening strategies.
The section’s program chair to the 2013 JSM Program Committee is Wei Sun. Sun is assistant professor in the department of biostatistics (with joint appointment in the department of genetics) at The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He earned his PhD in statistics from the University of California at Los Angeles at 2007. Sun’s research focuses on developing statistical/computational methods and software for genomic studies. He works on high-throughput sequencing studies and personalized genomic medicine.
This year’s program chair for the 2012 ENAR meeting is Doug Schaubel. Schaubel is a professor in the department of biostatistics at the University of Michigan. His research interests focus on the evaluation of time-dependent treatments and multivariate survival analysis. The majority of Schaubel’s collaborative work involves liver transplantation or end-stage kidney disease. Along these lines, he works closely with clinicians and surgeons at Arbor Research Collaborative for Health and the University of Michigan Kidney Epidemiology and Cost Center. He is the principal investigator on an R01 grant, “Survival Analysis Methods for Organ Failure Data.” Schaubel earned bachelor’s of mathematics from the University of Waterloo, master’s from McGill University, and PhD in biostatistics from The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
The section’s representative to the Council of Sections is Page Moore. Moore earned her doctorate in statistics from Baylor University and has been a faculty member in the biostatistics department at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences since 2006. Her main research interests are in multiple imputation techniques, longitudinal data analysis, computational statistics, and clinical trial design.
The section’s representative to the Council of Sections is Scarlett L. Bellamy. She has been a faculty member in the department of biostatistics and epidemiology at the University of Pennsylvania since completing her doctoral studies at Harvard in 2001. Her research interests focus on the methodological issues related to the design and analysis of cluster-randomized trials. She is particularly interested in applying this methodology to community-based research projects and projects that address health disparities for a variety of clinical and behavioral health outcomes. Additionally, she participates in a number of diversity initiatives to increase representation of students and professionals from a variety of backgrounds in statistics.
The section’s representative to the Council of Sections is Limin Clegg. She is the director for the division of biostatistics and program evaluations at the Office of Inspector General in the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. She earned her doctorate in biostatistics from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Her research interests are in survival analysis, statistical methods for epidemiology and public health, and building population-based administrative data files across federal government health care systems to evaluate health care issues across the continuum.
The section’s Continuing Education chair is Donglin Zeng. He is a professor in the department of biostatistics and the co-director of the Carolina Survey Research Lab at The University of North Carolina. He earned his PhD in statistics from the University of Michigan. Zeng’s research interests include semiparametric models, high-dimensional data analysis, personalized medicine, survival analysis, clinical trials, and survey sampling.
Rosyln Stone continues serving as chair of the Strategic Initiatives Committee. Stone is an associate professor in the department of biostatistics at the University of Pittsburgh. She earned her doctorate in biostatistics from the University of Washington. Her research interests are in generalized linear models, survival analysis, multi-level models, statistical methods for occupational and environmental epidemiology, guideline implementation, and cluster-randomized studies.
Feifei Wei is the section’s publications officer through 2014. Wei is an associate professor in the department of biostatistics at the college of public health at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences. She earned her doctorate in statistics from The Ohio State University. Her research interests focus on using population-based health care data sets (claims, registry, electronic medical records, and national health surveys) to identify disparities in immunization and predict health-related events occurring in community settings.
Gerald Beck is the section’s online associate editor and webmaster. He works in the department of quantitative health sciences at the Cleveland Clinic Foundation. His primary interest is in the design, conduct, and analysis of clinical trials. He serves as principal investigator of data coordinating centers for multi-center clinical studies supported by the National Institutes of Health, including the Frequent Hemodialysis Network Trials and the Hemodialysis Fistula Maturation Study.