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.

Couldn't join us on November 19 for the Symposium on Statistical Issues in the Analysis of Neurological Studies? You can find abstracts and complete slides on our Past Events page.

Upcoming Seminars

Research Practices and Reproducible Research

John Ioannidis, DSc, MD
January 6, 2015
10:30am-12:00pm, HSPH, Kresge G2

The way research is selected for funding, designed, conducted, analyzed, and published can have a substantial impact on the reproducibility of scientific results. Empirical evidence suggests that the efficiency of many currently applied research practices is suboptimal, and there is wide variability across different scientific fields in this regard. This leads to a high prevalence of biased results. Dr. Ioannidis will peruse the current landscape and discuss different possibilities that have been proposed on how to improve the adoption and implementation of research practices that could lead to more reliable, accurate, and translatable results in a reproducible manner.

Journal Club

January 28, 2015
12:30-1:30pm, HSPH, Building 2, 426

Please join us for the first meeting of the Harvard Catalyst Biostatistics journal club on Wednesday, January 28, 2015, 12:30-1:30pm. The leader of this first meeting will be Dr. Jacqueline Starr, MS, MPH, PhD, Director of the Epidemiology and Biostatistics Core at the Forsyth Institute.

Please contact Letizia Allais for call-in information.

Causal Mediation Analysis

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

Applied Longitudinal Analysis

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

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

Nicholas Horton, ScD
April 23, 2015
2:30pm-5:30pm, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, CLSB, 11081
Reservations are requested.

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

Cory Zigler, PhD
May 19, 2015
3:30pm-5:30pm, HSPH, FXB G12