Biostatistics and Epidemiology

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    Researcher

    Research Interests

    Department, Division, Center
    and Other Collaborations

    Supervisor

    Rachel Akers, MPH

    - Study design and data management
    - CRF development
    - Database development
    - Data cleaning and preparation for analysis

    - Pediatric and Thoracic Surgery
    - Behavioral Medicine and Clinical Psychology
    - Developmental and Behavioral Medicine
    - Infectious Diseases
    - Adolescent Medicine

    Vadim Tantsyura, MS, MA, DrPH

    Eileen S. Alexander, MS, PhD Student

    - Genetic epidemiology & statistics
    - Family-based genetic study designs
    - Gene-environment interactions
    - Epigenetics
    - Eosinophilic esophagitis

    - Allergy & Immunology
    - UC Environmental Health
    - Center for Environmental Genetics
    - Molecular Epidemiology in Children's Environmental Health Fellowship

    Lisa J. Martin, PhD

    Jennifer Andringa

    - Data management
    - CRF development
    - Database development
    - Data cleaning and preparation for analysis

    - Pediatric and Thoracic Surgery
    - Developmental Disabilities and Behavioral Pediatrics
    - Center for Professional Excellence / Research and Evident-Based Practice
    - Anesthesia
    - Asthma Research

    Rachel Akers, MPH

    Kelly Antony, BS, BA

    - SAS Programming
    - Data cleaning and preparations for analysis
    - Database development

    - James M. Anderson Center for Health Systems Excellence
    - Greater Cincinnati Asthma Risks Study
    - Office for Clinical and Translational Research

    Rachel Akers, MPH

    Cyndie Baker, BS, LPN, CCDM

    - Study design and data management
    - CRF development
    - Database development
    - Data cleaning and preparation for analysis

    - CCTST
    - Allergy and Immunology
    - Translational Research Trials Office (TRTO)
    - Heart Institute Research Core (HIRC)

    Rachel Akers, MPH

    Justin Bates

    - Data management in longitudinal studies
    - SAS Programming
    - Experimental psychology

    - Adolescent Medicine

    Rachel Akers, MPH

    Laurie Bishop, MS

    - Data management
    - CRF development
    - Database development
    - Data cleaning and preparation for analysis

    - General Pediatrics
    - Pediatric and Thoracic Surgery
    - UC College of Medicine - Department of Transplantation
    - National Pediatric Cardiology Quality Improvement Collaborative

    Rachel Akers, MPH

    Amy Cassedy, PhD

    - Survey methodology
    - Questionnaire development
    - Socio-economic and cultural inequality and its influence on health-related quality of life

    - Rehabilitative Medicine
    - Cardiology
    - Behavioral Medicine and Clinical Psychology
    - Psychiatry

    Maurizio Macaluso, MD, DPH

    Chen Chen, PhD

    - Bayesian modeling and inference
    - Geospatial statistical analysis
    - Mediation analysis
    - Survival analysis

    - Patient registry studies, e.g. asthma readmission
    - Patient report health outcomes
    - National survey studies

    Bin Huang, PhD

    Jennifer Collins, MPH

    - Reproductive health and family planning
    - Epidemiologic methods
    - Surveillance systems
    - Database programming
    - Data management
    - SAS programming

    Maurizio Macaluso, MD, DrPH

    Lynn Darbie, MS

    - Efficient methods for calculating derived data and preparing data for analysis
    - Creating report-ready tables and graphs from SAS

    - Anderson Center Learning Networks
    - Rheumatology
    - Cardiac

    Eileen King, PhD

    Adriane Davis-Jordan, BS

    - Study design and data management
    - CRF development
    - Data cleaning and preparation for analysis
    - Data entry and verification

    - Anderson Center Learning Networks

    Rachel Akers, MPH

    Caitlin Dodd, MS

    - Case-only designs
    - Categorical data analysis
    - Vaccine safety
    - Mother and Child Health

    - Global Child Health
    - Infectious Diseases
    - Gastroenterology, Hepatology, and Nutrition
    - Hospital Medicine

    Matt Fenchel, MS

    Mekibib Altaye, PhD

    Stephanie Donauer, MS

    - Infectious diseases and immunology
    - Observational study designs
    - Post-licensure vaccine effectiveness
    - Categorical data analysis
    - Survival analysis methods
    - Capture-Recapture analysis methods
    - Surveillance systems
    - Determining burden and medical costs of infectious diseases
    - Immune status of internationally adopted children against vaccine-preventable diseases

    - Infectious Diseases
    - CDC New Vaccine Surveillance Network
    - International Adoption Center

    Jareen Meinzen-Derr, PhD

    Elizabeth Dunlap

    - Data management
    - Data verification and tracking
    - Data cleaning
    - Learning database development
    - Creating report tables and graphs

    - James M. Anderson Center for Health Systems Excellence
    - Improve Care Now study

    Rachel Akers, MPH

    Matthew Fenchel, MS

    - Manager, Biostatistical Consulting Unie
    - Longitudinal analyses
    - Mixed modeling for ANCOVA and logistic regression
    - Programming / modeling for high-dimensional data
    - Obstructive sleep apnea and cardiac outcomes
    - Outcomes research for Cystic Fibrosis
    - Statistical programming: macros and clinical programs

    - CCTST
    - Pulmonary Medicine
    - Radiology
    - UC Aerospace Engineering
    - Hospital Medicine
    - Surgery

    Mekibib Altaye, PhD

    Alonzo Ted Folger, PhD

    - Maternal and Infant Health Epidemiology
    - Etiology of preterm birth
    - Infectious Disease Epidemiology
    - Design/Use of public health surveillance systems and application of time series analysis
    - Population-based data linkage to support observational studies
    - Evaluation of early childhood intervention programs

    - Every Child Succeeds

    Maurizio Macaluso, MD, DrPH

    Stacy France

    - Data management
    - CRF development
    - Database development
    - Data cleaning and preparation for analysis
    - Learning new EDC systems

    - The Heart Institute Research Core (HIRC)

    Rachel Akers, MPH

    Zhiqian Gao, MSPH

    - Structural equation modeling, longitudinal mixed modeling and SAS macros in preventive cardiology epidemiology

    - The Heart Institute Research Core (HIRC)

    Jessica Woo, PhD

    Resmi Gupta, MS, MA

    - Statistical methods in the presence of non-normal, nonparametric distributions
    - Mixture distribution methodologies
    - Scale development methods involving classical and modern theory approaches

    - Physical therapy and Sports Medicine
    - Emergency Medicine
    - Cardiology
    - Behavioral Medicine and Clinical Psychology

    Richard Ittenbach, PhD

    Nathan Hawk

    - Global Phase I-III Clinical Trials
    - Database Design and Setup for Multiple EDC Systems
    - GCDM/GCP/ICH Guidelines
    - Data management Processes

    - The Heart Institute Research Core (HIRC)

    Rachel Akers, MPH

    Lauren Hayden

    - Manages the staging process of data collected for review of images and paper forms

    - Asthma/Allergy

    Rachel Akers, MPH

    Patricia Herbers, MS

    - Statistical graphics
    - Data cleaning preparations for analysis
    - Efficient programming methods
    - Robust and non-parametric statistics

    - Neonatology
    - HIRC
    - Stroke Team (UC)

    Jessica Woo, PhD

    Lindsey Hornung, MS

    - Longitudinal analyses
    - Assessing method agreement
    - Categorical data analysis
    - Environmental exposure

    - Endocrinology
    - Gastroenterology
    - Pulmonary
    - Oncology
    - CCTST

    Matthew Fenchel, MS

    Judd Jacobs

    - Data Management and Quality Improvement
    - EDC
    - CDISC/CDASH/SDTM
    - GCDMP/ICH-GCP
    - Global multi-site Phase 0-IV clinical trails

    - Study-specific collaborations as needed

    Rachel Akers, MPH

    Daniel Jeffers, CCDM

    - Study design and data management
    - Data Quality
    - CRF development
    - Data cleaning
    - Data management methods for clinical registries

    - James M. Anderson Center for Health Systems Excellence

    Rachel Akers, MPH

    David Jones, MPH

    - Bio-psycho-social health outcomes
    - Child developmental outcomes
    - Gene-environment interaction
    - Integration of spatial statistics and public health
    - Multilevel modeling
    - Social epidemiology

    - Cincinnati Health Department
    - Every Child Succeeds
    - General and Community Pediatrics
    - Hamilton County Health Department
    - Perinatal Institute
    - UC College of Medicine, Environmental Health

    Jareen Meinzen-Derr, PhD

    Philip Khoury, MS

    - Statistical methods and epidemiology of cardiovascular disease, including obesity, diabetes, and stroke
    - Functional data analysis and growth curve modeling
    - Quantile regression
    - reference interval methodology

    - The Heart Institute Administration

    Jessica Woo, PhD

    Chunyan Liu, MS

    - Statistical analysis
    - Response-Adaptive Design Clinical trial
    - Multiple Comparison in correlated data
    - Exact unconditional test on 2x2 table
    - Methodology research simulations using R

    - Neurology
    - Hematology and Oncology

    Mi-Ok Kim, PhD

    Yanhong Liu, MS

    - Database development
    - Deriving variables and creating analysis data sets
    - Data management
    - Creating tables, figures, and listing to support study report

    - Bariatric Surgery
    - Stroke team

    Rachel Akers, MPH

    Colleen Mangeot, MS

    - Quality improvement
    - Statistical quality control
    - Proportional odds
    - Poisson Regression
    - Creative display of graphics

    - James M. Anderson Center for Health Systems Excellence
    - Cancer
    - Center for Clinical and Transitional Science and Training
    - Pulmonary

    Matthew Fenchel, MS

    Amita Mirani, BSPS, MBA, CCDM

    - Multi-center global drug clinical trial studies
    - NIH studies
    - Quality Improvement
    - Ata Management Processes

    - Heart Institute

    Rachel Akers, MPH

    Jennifer Nobbe, BS

    - Study design and data management
    - CRF development
    - Data cleaning and preparation for analysis
    - Improving data quality through lessons learned in data observation and analysis

    - James M. Anderson Center for Health Systems Excellence

    Rachel Akers, MPH

    Carolyn Powers, BS, RD

    - Study design and data management
    - CRF development
    - Data cleaning and preparation for analysis

    - Pediatric & Thoracic Surgery
    - Behavioral Medicine and Clinical Psychology
    - Bariatric Surgery

    Rachel Akers, MPH

    Jesse Pratt, MS, MA

    - Efficient SAS programming
    - Displaying data
    - Measuring data quality

    - James M. Anderson Center for Health Systems Excellence
    - Heart Institute Research Core

    Eileen King, PhD

    Laura Smith, MPH

    - Health information management
    - Clinical study design (audiology, endocrinology and nutrition)
    - Measurement and instrument development

    - Audiology
    - Developmental Disabilities and Behavioral Pediatrics
    - Diabetes in Pregnancy

    Jareen Meinzen-Derr, PhD

    Michelle B. Starkey

    - Data collection through chart reviews, telephone and mail surveys and other hospital databases
    - Data entry
    - Data verification
    - Data tracking
    - Assist with other research projects in various capacities

    - Research Database Programmer (RDP)
    - Specialist Clinical Data Managers
    - Study specific collaboration as need per RDP

    Rachel Akers, MPH

    Jason Stock, BS

    - Data management
    - CRF development
    - Database development
    - Data cleaning and preparation for analysis

    - James M. Anderson Center for Health Systems Excellence
    - Heart Institute Research Core
    - Behavioral Medicine and Clinical Psychology
    - Rheumatology

    Rachel Akers, MPH

    Meredith Tabangin, MPH

    - Visual presentation of data
    - Statistical graphics
    - Epidemiologic methods
    - Quantitative methods
    - Perinatal/Neonatal  exposures and outcomes
    - SAS programming techniques to improve communication of statistical results

    - Neonatology
    - Otolaryngology (Cincinnati Childrens and UC)
    - Aerodigestive & Sleep Center
    - Center for Pediatric Voice Disorders
    - Speech-Language Pathology
    - UC Maternal-Fetal Medicine

    Jareen Meinzen-Derr, PhD MPH

    Robert Tamer, MPH, MPA

    - Descriptive report generation
    - Web-based clinical trial management
    - SAS programming in data verification in preparation for analysis

    - UC Neurology (Stroke Team)
    - General and Community Pediatrics
    - Endocrinology
    - James M. Anderson Center for Health Systems Excellence

    Jane Khoury, PhD

    Yu Wang, MS, MAS

    - Clinical study design
    - Regression modeling methods and techniques
    - Complex survey data analysis
    - Longitudinal data analysis
    - Nonlinear mixed effect models

    - Heart Institute

    Jessica Woo, PhD

    Rachel Wolf, MA

    - Psychological Assessment
    - Neuroimaging and Behavioral Studies
    - IRB Regulatory Requirements
    - Recruitment and Retention Strategies

    - Imaging Research Center
    - Clinical Translational Research Center

    Patrick Ryan, PhD