Featured stories about UW Biostatistics people, research, and impact.
The COVID-19 pandemic has accentuated racial disparities in healthcare and health outcomes. For example, hospitalization and mortality rates for Black Americans are two, even three, times higher than those for White Americans. These health disparities have rekindled a longstanding debate about the use of race in clinical practice and biomedical research. In a recently published New England Journal of Medicine article, five genetic researchers who self-identify as Black provided their perspective on the use of race in medicine.
A flagship paper co-authored by scores of researchers from across the University of Washington – including scientists from the UW Schools of Public Health and Medicine and the Brotman Baty Institute for Precision Medicine – shows just how valuable whole-genome sequencing data, and the variants they reveal, are to the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of heart, lung, blood and sleep disorders.
Nonesterified Fatty Acids and Kidney Function Decline in Older Adults: Findings From the Cardiovascular Health Study
Mary Lou Biggs, project director and epidemiologist at the Collaborative Health Studies Coordinating Center (CHSCC) in the Department of Biostatics, is co-author of this study that found that a single fasting serum NEFA concen
Competence in data science has become essential for health services and health outcomes researchers. Today’s data-driven challenges require an understanding of statistics, health econometrics, and predictive analysis.
Informative Q&A with Jennifer C. Nelson (PhD, ’99), director of Kaiser Permanente Washington Health Research Institute and an affiliate professor of biostatistics at the University of Washington School of Public Health.
Gary Chan, professor of biostatistics and health services with the University of Washington School of Public Health, was recently voted president-elect of the
Thanks to student support funding, 15 current students were able to attend keynote sessions, panel discussions and short courses offered through the 6th Seattle Symposium in Biostatistics: Precision Medicine in the Age of Data Science.