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Biostatistics Seminars

Department of Biostatistics Seminar Series


The Department of Biostatistics presents a regular speaker series each semester, generally on Thursday afternoon each week. Diverse experts lecture on their work in biostatistics.

Upcoming Biostats Seminars

Thu 9/28/2017 3:30PM - 5:00PM
Biostatistics Seminar: David Choi - Carnegie Mellon University
Public Health Auditorium (G23)

Biostatistics Seminar guest speaker, David Choi, Carnegie Mellon University, will present, "Estimation of Monotone Treatment Effects in Network Experiments".
Thu 10/5/2017 3:30PM - 4:30PM
Biostatistics Seminar: Hongtu Zhu, MD Anderson Cancer Center
Public Health Auditorium (G23)

Biostatistics Seminar guest speaker, Hongtu Zhu, PhD, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, will present, “Statistical Challenges, Opportunities, and Strategies in Large-Scale Medical Studies”.
Thu 10/26/2017 3:30PM - 5:00PM
Biostatistics Seminar: Ying Haung, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
Public Health Auditorium (G23)

Biostatistics Seminar guest speaker, Ying Haung, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, will present.
Thu 11/2/2017 3:30PM - 5:00PM
Biostatistics Seminar: Dong-Yun Kim, NIH/NHLBI
Public Health Auditorium (G23)

Biostatistics Seminar guest speaker, Dong-Yun Kim, NIH/NHLBI, will present.
Thu 11/9/2017 3:30PM - 5:00PM
Biostatistics Seminar: Wen-Chi Woo, Merck
Public Health Auditorium (G23)

Biostatistics Seminar guest speaker, Wen-Chi Woo, Merck, will present.
Thu 11/16/2017 3:30PM - 5:00PM
Biostatistics Seminar: Michael Wallace, University of Waterloo
Public Health Auditorium (G23)

Biostatistics Seminar guest speaker, Michael Wallace, University of Waterloo, will present.

Previous Biostats Seminars

Biostatistics Seminar Series

Rebecca Hubbard, Penn - Using Electronic Health Records to Advance Research on the Cancer Care ...

Thursday 3/2 3:30PM - 4:30PM
Public Health Auditorium (G23)

Biostatistics Seminar speaker, Rebecca Hubbard, PhD, Associate Professor Biostatistics and Epidemiology, Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania, will present, “Using Electronic Health Records to Advance Research on the Cancer Care Continuum”.

The cancer care continuum describes the sequence of events in healthcare delivery related to cancer, beginning with screening and progressing through diagnosis, treatment, and survivorship. Many points in this continuum are best studied with observational data, and data from electronic health records (EHR) are well-suited to this purpose because they reach an enormous population and allow us to characterize cancer care in community practice. Despite this potential, many aspects of EHR data pose a challenge to valid inference including confounding by indication, misclassification of exposures and outcomes, missing data, and informative observation schemes. In this talk, I will present an overview of the opportunities and challenges in studying the cancer care continuum using EHR data. I will present examples of substantive studies of cancer care that motivated methodological investigations to overcome limitations of EHR data. For each example, I will present simulation studies illustrating the potential for erroneous conclusions arising from naïve analysis and introduce methodology to address these challenges. Finally, I will conclude with a discussion of areas where future methodological development is needed.

Last Updated On Wednesday, February 15, 2017 by Kapko, Bernadette E
Created On Monday, December 19, 2016

Contact

For information on seminars and events in the department, contact:

Bernadette Kapko
bkapko@pitt.edu
412-624-3022

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