For nearly 50 years, a statistical omission tantamount to data falsification sat undiscovered in a critical study at the heart of regulating one of the most controversial and widely used pesticides in America. Lianne Sheppard, a professor of biostatistics and environmental health in the UW School of Public Health is the study’s lead author.
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Lianne Sheppard, professor in UW Departments of Environmental & Occupational Health Sciences and in Biostatistics honored by fellow scientists and receives the Research Integrity Award from the International Society for Environmental Epidemiology.
A monthly vaginal ring is one significant step closer to potentially becoming a new HIV prevention method for cisgender women in sub-Saharan Africa, who face persistently high rates of HIV infection but have few options to protect themselves. Story highlights work from Biostatistics researchers Elizabeth Brown and Barbra Richardson.
A new study finds that the use of estrogen alone among women who had a prior hysterectomy resulted in a lower rate of breast cancer incidence and mortality. UW Biostatistics faculty members and Fred Hutch researchers Ross Prentice and Garnet Anderson are among the study co-authors.
“This study incorporated so much data and from sites that are geographically, racially, and ethnically diverse, and this allowed us to explore questions that other researchers have not,” — Study co-lead author R. Yates Coley (PhD ’14), affiliate assistant professor of biostatistics and an investigator at Kaiser Permanente Washington Health Research Institute
“There are risk predictors that account for space and geography and features that are more constant like race, ethnicity or preexisting conditions. It’s really complicated," says Research Professor of Biostatistics Peter Gilbert.
Thomas Fleming, professor of biostatistics, co-authored a recently published JAMA paper that addresses issues important to protecting the integrity of clinical trials conducted during the COVID-19 pandemic.
UW Biostatistics faculty members Thomas Fleming and Betz Halloran are among five leading biostatisticians and epidemiologists who debate the probable scope and duration of the pandemic, the kinds of medical responses that we need, and some of the impacts they foresee on the U.S. and on the world. They also discuss the pandemic's likely effect on higher education.