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Biostatistics

The Division of Biostatistics is the primary unit in the School of Medicine at Oregon Health & Science University that provides statistical collaboration, training, and consulting. The division members maintain active methodology research in biostatistics and broad interdisciplinary research through collaborations with other investigators.

Biostatistical research topics include Bayesian analysis, categorical data analysis, complex sampling, clinical trial design, spatial-temporal modeling, statistical computing, statistical genetics and survival analysis.

The division offers a MS/MBST and the Graduate Certificate in Biostatistics and contributes significantly contributes significantly to education and training programs such as the Oregon MPH Epidemiology/Biostatistics program, the Human Investigators Program, the Summer Research Training Institute for American Indian and Alaska Native Health Professionals, and the Native Researchers' Cancer Control Training Program.

Our mission

The mission of the Division of Biostatistics are to improve the health of the public by incorporating Biostatistics into public health, clinical medicine and basic sciences by:

  • providing biostatistics leadership and expertise in interdisciplinary research;
  • educating students in theory, methods, and applications in Biostatistics;
  • advancing statistical methodology in biomedical research, and;
  • training a board range of biomedical researchers in biostatistical concepts and applications.

Primary Faculty

Name Title Current interests Main collaborations
Yiyi Chen, PhD Assistant Professor Design and analysis of clinical trials Knight Cancer Institute


Bayesian Statistics OCTRI
Dongseok Choi, PhD Professor Spatial Statistics/GIS Casey Eye Institute


Time Series CME/GME, SOM


High Dimensional Data Health Services & Outcomes Research Div., PHPM
Rochelle Fu, PhD  Associate Professor Bayesian methods Emergency Medicine


Meta analysis Evidence-based Practice Center


Analysis of Medicare/Medicaid data Anesthesiology
Kenneth E. James, PhD  Professor Design, conduct and analysis of clinical trials VA
Jodi A. Lapidus, PhD  Professor Categorical data Child Development and Rehabilitation Center


Proteomics Center for Biomarker Discovery, Pediatrics


Design of community intervention trials CHR at Kaiser


Native health
Northwest Portland Area Indian Health Board
Eun Sul Lee, PhD Clinical Professor Complex survey design/analysis OCTRI


Mental health research
Shannon McWeeney, PhD Associate Professor Statistical Genetics Knight Cancer Institute


Bioinformatics OCTRI



Portland Alcohol Research Center



Vaccine and Gene Therapy Institute



Vollum Institute
Motomi Mori, PhD Professor Oncology Clinical Trials Knight Cancer Institute

Division Head Biomarker Studies OCTRI


Analysis of High-Throughput Genetics/Genomics Data
Thuan Nguyen, MD, PhD Assistant Professor Mixed Effects Models Pediatrics


Model Selection OCTRI


Longitudinal Data
Byung S. Park, PhD Research Assistant Professor General Linear Models Knight Cancer Institute


Microarrays OCTRI
Dawn Peters, PhD Associate Professor Clinical trial methodology  Casey Eye Institute


Randomization Division of Cardiology



Veterans Administration
Donald Pierce, PhD  Adjunct Professor Biostatistics theory OCTRI


Radiation research


Cohort study


Epidemiology statistics

 

Other Key Faculty

Name Title Current interests  Primary Appointment
Christina Gullion, PhD  Affiliate Professor Longitudinal data anlaysis CHR at Kaiser 


Missing data


Psycholsocial measurements
Lori Lambert, MA Senior Instructor Cohort study Oregon Health Care Quality Corporation


Epidemiological statistics
Mike Lasarev, MS Senior Instructor Statistical computing CROET


Simulation


Bootstrapping
Mary Ann McBurnie, PhD Affiliate Associate Professor Multi-center clinical trials CHR at Kaiser 


Coordinating Center OCTRI
Mara Tableman PhD Adjunct Professor Survival Analysis Dept. of Math & Stat Portland State U


Nonparametric methods

 

Links of Interest - Statistical Association/Societies

Resources for statistical computation

Grand rounds and seminar series