New Discoveries in Public Health and Life Sciences through Statistics

Friday, October 17, 2014: 10:15 AM-11:45 AM
LACC 402AB (Los Angeles Convention Center)
Tim Thornton, PhD, Assistant Professor, University of Washington

Description: Statistics plays a crucial role in the advancement of public health and life sciences. This session will discuss statistical approaches underpinning innovations in the design of clinical trials, uncovering disease risk factors for Hispanic health and heart disease, and understanding patterns in big data and converting them into useful knowledge.

Sponsored by: Diversity Committee, School of Public Health, University of Washington

10:15 AM
Introductory Remarks
10:20 AM
Measurement Error Models and Coronary Heart Disease
Kim Weems, PhD , Associate Professor and Director of Graduate Program , North Carolina State University
10:40 AM
Statistics in Clinical Trials: Key role of statistics in trial design and inference
George Kordzakhia, PhD , Mathematical Statistician , George Washington University
11:00 AM
Using statistics to unlock Hispanic health risks from genomic data
Tim Thornton, PhD , Assistant Professor , University of Washington
11:20 AM
Assessing Safety of Vaccine with Extremely Rare Events of Uncertain Status
Hongyuan Cao, PhD , Assistant Professor , University of Missouri