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Biostatistics and Data Sciences

Thomas LoveA Note from the Director

Biostatistics and Data Sciences at PHRI supports the activities of all three of the Institute’s Centers. Our team is celebrated for its efforts to improve health and health care research, the teaching of biostatistics and data science and the evaluation of health and health care. Our core faculty and staff members apply statistical thinking and the methods of data science, broadly, to extract and build knowledge regarding problems of health and disease, often surrounding issues of health access, outcomes (including cost) and quality. 

Major problems we study include: 

  1. Improving the quality of study designs and data analyses in the study of health.
  2. Improving the measurement of disparities, health status and related concepts.
  3. Overcoming concerns involved in using large data from electronic health records and other sources to improve the health of the public.

Many PHRI members have special methodological areas of expertise. These include:

Shari Bolen, MD MPH
Systematic reviews and meta-analyses 
Douglas Einstadter, MD, MPH  Analysis of large health care databases, epidemiology 
Douglas D. Gunzler, MA, PhD Biostatistics, Structural equation models, longitudinal data analyses, psychometrics, age-period-cohort analyses, factor analyses 
Thomas E. Love, PhD  Biostatistics, Observational studies, visualization, causal inference, public reporting, item response theory, statistics and data science education 
Adam T. Perzynski, PhD  Latent growth mixture modeling, predictive models  
Joseph J. Sudano, PhD  Analysis of complex survey data, study design


Thomas E. Love Ph.D.
Director, Biostatistics and Data Sciences Group, PHRI at The MetroHealth System
Professor of Medicine and Population and Quantitative Health Sciences, CWRU
Chief Data Scientist, Better Health Partnership
Fellow, American Statistical Association