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 2015-16 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. Check back this summer for a detailed listing of our series.

Upcoming Seminars

Introduction to Meta-Analysis and Systematic Review Methods

Michael Stoto, PhD
October 19, 2015
8:30am-4:30pm, HMS Countway Library, Minot Room
Reservations are requested.

The goal of this one-day short course is to provide an introduction to the methods for systematic review of the literature and meta-analysis of the results that form the basis for evidence-based medicine and practice. We will cover the four basic steps in conducting a systematic review: (1) clearly specifying the clinical or policy question(s) to be addressed; (2) systematically searching the literature to identify relevant studies to include in the review, extracting the results, and evaluating the quality of the available studies; (3) applying formal meta-analysis methods to statistically summarize and synthesize the results, including assessing and studying heterogeneity and meta-regression; and (4) interpreting and translating the results into evidence-based policy and practice recommendations. The approach and statistical methods will be illustrated through clinical and public health examples, including in-depth analyses of drug safety issues and comparative effectiveness research.

October Journal Club

Joseph Locascio, PhD
October 28, 2015
12:30pm-1:30pm, MGH, 50 Staniford St., Suite 560, Rm 560F

Please join us for this meeting of the Harvard Catalyst Biostatistics Journal Club. The leader of this meeting will be Dr. Joseph Locascio, PhD, Assistant Professor of Neurology at the Massachusetts General Hospital. Please contact Letizia Allais for call-in information.

Methods of Analysis of Genetic Studies

Liming Liang, PhD
December 10-11, 2015
8:00am-noon, FXB G-13 & Kresge G-1
Reservations are requested.

See also our past biostatistics seminars.