Bruce Weir, professor of biostatistics at the University of Washington School of Public Health, has received a four-year, $1.6 million award from the National Institute of General Medical Sciences to develop new statistical methods to describe the genetic structure of populations in a way that encompasses their evolutionary history.
Patrick Heagerty, chair and professor of the Department of Biostatistics, has received $2.8 million from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to lead the data coordinating center for a study of non-drug approaches for preventing chronic low back pain, which could lead to reduced opioid use.
The International Society for Environmental Epidemiology has selected a publication co-authored by faculty from the UW Department of Biostatistics as the Best Environmental Epidemiology Paper published in 2016.
Elizabeth (Betz) Halloran, Professor of Biostatistics is featured in this article illustrating how she and a group of researchers identified an experimental Ebola vaccine that provided 100 percent protection against the disease.
A study co-authored by Jonathan Wakefield, Professor of Biostatistics and Statistics. The study uses genetic data from tissues instead of medical records, and looks specifically at how the Neanderthal sequences affect which genes are turned on or off in modern humans.