UW Biostatistics faculty members Peter Gilbert and Ruth Etzioni, along with UW Biostat graduate Mary Redman (PhD ’04), are also top statisticians at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center. They talk about the statistics they often seen misinterpreted by the public and misreported in science news stories, which can spread misunderstandings far and wide.
There aren't any bones or ancient DNA to prove that 50,000 years ago ancient humans in what is now West Africa procreated with another group of ancient humans that scientists didn't know existed, but researchers say the evidence is in the genes of modern West Africans. UW Research Professor of Biostatistics Sharon Browning comments that ghost DNA appears frequently in the genetic material. "That tells us that these archaic populations might have had some DNA that did some useful stuff that's proved to be useful to the modern population."
The Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis (MESA) – a 20-year study of the characteristics, predictors and progression of subclinical cardiovascular disease and other risk markers – has been renewed for another five years with nearly $15.6 million in funding from the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute. The study’s coordinating center is housed in the University of Washington School of Public Health’s Department of Biostatistics, at the Collaborative Health Studies Coordinating Center.
Data from the Resuscitation Outcomes Consortium (ROC) Data Coordinating Center, led by Biostatistics faculty member Susanne May, was used in a recent study that found that individuals who experienced an out-of-hospital cardiac arrest in predominantly Hispanic neighborhoods were less likely to receive CPR from a bystander.
Kaiser Permanente Washington Health Research Institute
December 3, 2019
Susan Shortreed, PhD, senior investigator at Kaiser Permanente Washington Health Research Institute (KPWHRI) and a UW affiliate associate professor of biostatistics, was recently elected as a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.
Individuals on the Highly Cited Researchers list have demonstrated significant and broad influence reflected in their publication of multiple papers, highly cited by their peers over the course of the last decade
Marco Carone, an assistant professor of biostatistics and the Norman Breslow Endowed Faculty Fellow at the University of Washington School of Public Health, recently received a $2.7 million research grant from the National Institutes of Health to develop novel statistical tools to more effectively describe the health effects, both intended and unintended, of common medical therapies using data from electronic health records (EHRs).