Biostatistics and Data Sciences
A 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:
- Improving the quality of study designs and data analyses in the study of health.
- Improving the measurement of disparities, health status and related concepts.
- 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