A new mathematical model developed at North Carolina State University in partnership with Assistant Professor of Biostatistics Amy Willis from the University of Washington is profile in this story. Their work highlights a new calibration tool they developed that shows how bias distorts results when measuring bacterial communities through metagenomic sequencing.
A new study conducted by researchers from the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center found that women who follow diets that are low in fat can yield serious health benefits over time, including preventing the onset of serious diseases. “The [Women’s Health Initiative’s] Dietary Modification Trial has provided women with nutrition and disease prevention insights for some years,” said Dr. Ross Prentice, Fred Hutch researcher and UW Professor of Biostatistics.
UW Professor of Biostatistics M. Elizabeth Halloran is co-author of a recently published World Health Organization (WHO) work group paper that outlines vaccine study designs to be considered during public health emergencies.
UW Associate Professor of Biostatistics Adam Szpiro talks about the role he and Professor of Biostatistics Lianne Sheppard played in recent research that found the impact of air pollution on emphysema can be equiavalent to smoking a pack of cigarettes a day.
Mauricio Sadinle, an assistant professor of biostatistics from the University of Washington School of Public Health, received a two-year, $150,000 grant from the National Science Foundation to develop tools to identify and link information on individuals who appear in different datasets.
Sarah Nelson, a researcher with the Department of Biostatistics and Genetic Analysis Center at the University of Washington is interviewed explaining how DNA and ancestry test services analyze and use your data.
Biostat Associate Professor Adam Szpiro is co-author of a new study that found that pregnant women exposed to higher levels of air pollutants had children with lower IQs, compared to the children of women exposed to lower levels.
“It’s the proverbial ‘wild West’ of genetic interpretation,” said Sarah Nelson, a University of Washington research scientist in the Department of Biostatistics who recently completed her doctorate in the School of Public Health. Nelson is the lead author of a paper recently published in The American Journal of Human Genetics.
UW Biostatistics Research Scientist Sarah Nelson writes about her recent study that sought to better understand the perspectives, experiences and motivations of consumers accessing their raw genetic data and using third-party interpretation tools