Mathematical Sciences - Statistics Seminar - "Art of statistics in biomedical studies along with issues and challenges" by Zhezhen Jin, (Columbia University)

Monday, March 11, 2019
11:00 am to 11:50 am


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Statistics Seminar Series

Zhezhen Jin
Columbia University

Art of statistics in biomedical studies along with issues and challenges

ABSTRACT:  In this talk, I will present statistical issues and challenges that I have encountered in my biomedical collaborative  studies of item selection in disease screening, comparison and  identification of biomarkers that are more informative to disease  diagnosis, identification of treatment strategy for complication and  infections and mortality in bone marrow transplantation, and  estimation of weights on relatively importance of exposure variables  on health outcome.  After a discussion on the issues and challenges with real examples, I will review available statistical methods and present newly developed methods.


BIO: A faculty member in the Department of Biostatistics since 2000, Dr. Jin's research interests include survival analysis, resampling methods, longitudinal data analysis, and nonparametric and semiparametric models. Dr. Jin has collaborated on research in the areas of cardiology, neurology, cancer and epidemiology. He is a co-founding editor of Contemporary Clinical Trials Communications, serves as associate editor for the Journal of American Statistical Association, Lifetime Data Analysis, Contemporary Clinical Trials, Communications for Statistical Applications and Methods, and is on the editorial board for Kidney International, journal of the International Society for Nephrology. Dr. Jin has published over 160 peer-reviewed research papers in statistical and medical journals. He is a Fellow of the American Statistical Association.