Talks focused on translating recent advances in biostatistics into practice. Biostatistics Seminar Series
At a glance
Opportunity for
  • Continuing education on recent advances in biostatistics
  • All members of the Harvard Catalyst community, but primarily geared toward biostatisticians
Session Dates
  • Varies; see below for details

During the 2014-15 academic year, the Harvard Catalyst Biostatistics Program will present a series of talks based on recent advances in biostatistics, but with a focus on translation of those ideas to biostatistical practice. Speakers will provide detailed examples of the application of methods, often including discussion of software, code, and worked examples.

Upcoming Seminars

Modeling Ordinal Categorical Data

Alan Agresti, PhD
December 3 & 4, 2014
HMS, Countway Library, Minot and Ballard Rooms

This short course surveys methods for modeling categorical response variables that have a natural ordering of the categories. Such data often occur in the social sciences (e.g., for measuring attitudes and opinions) and in medical and public health disciplines (e.g., pain, quality of life, severity of a condition). Topics to be covered include logistic regression models using cumulative logits with proportional odds structure, non-proportional odds models, other ordinal logistic regression models such as using adjacent-categories logits, other multinomial response models such as the cumulative probit, and marginal models and random effects models for clustered, correlated ordinal responses (e.g., repeated measurement data). Examples presented include social survey data and randomized clinical trials. Software focus is on R, but SAS output is also provided for many examples. The course will be a concise summary of parts of the book, "Analysis of Ordinal Categorical Data" by Alan Agresti (2nd ed., Wiley, 2010).

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Research Practices and Reproducible Research

John Ioannidis, DSc, MD
January 6, 2015
10:30am-12:00pm, HSPH, FXB G12

Causal Mediation Analysis

Tyler VanderWeele, PhD
March 3, 2015
8:30am-4:30pm, Countway Library, Minot Room

Applied Longitudinal Analysis

Garrett Fitzmaurice, ScD
March 20, 2015
8:30am-4:30pm, HSPH, FXB G12

Statistical Analysis of Missing Data in Observational Studies: Methods and Applications

Nicholas Horton, ScD
April 23, 2015
2:30pm-5:30pm, HSPH, FXB G12

CER with Administrative Data: Methods for Confounding Uncertainty and Heterogeneous Treatment Effects

Cory Zigler, PhD
May 4, 2015
3:30pm-5:30pm, HSPH, FXB G12