Core Seminar Series

Core Seminars


The Applied Biostatistics Seminar Series consists of a series of talks with the primary purpose of furthering statistical knowledge on an applied level. Talks will focus on advances in biostatistical methods and statistical programming techniques and their translation into addressing biomedical research questions. The seminars are open to all members of the Duke community, but primarily geared toward applied statistical researchers.

Analyzing HCUP Databases

Friday, June 8, 2018 - 01:30 at 11025 Hock Plaza

HCUP is a large administrative database that can be used to answer a multitude of health care related questions. The goal of this seminar is to present an entry level overview of types of modeling approaches to the national and state level databases. Steve Wolf, MS Biostatistician II Biostat Core
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Urine for a Treat! An Introduction to Mediation with Application to Kidney Function Data

Friday, May 25, 2018 - 01:30 at 11110 Hock Plaza

Abstract : Mediation is used to link a presumed effect to some outcome (in part) through an intermediary mechanism. A basic mediation model will be presented, the assumptions behind the model will be discussed, and estimation of the direct, indirect, and total effects will be detailed. Illustrative examples will be...
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Latency Metrics: Quantifying Risk Over the Life Course

Biostat Core Seminars
Friday, March 9, 2018 - 01:30 at Hock Plaza 11025

Identification of the latency period of a time-varying exposure can be key when assessing the effects of many environmental, nutritional, and behavioral risk factors. The latency period is the time window leading up to the occurrence of an outcome during which time the exposure predicts the outcome. Outside the latency...
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Are False Positives Positively False? Multiple testing considerations in randomized controlled trials

Biostat Core Seminar
Friday, February 9, 2018 - 12:30 at 11025 Hock Plaza

Abstract: It is becoming increasingly common for modern research studies to utilize sophisticated designs with complex sets of objectives. Such studies may involve multiple sets of endpoints at multiple times, as well as several different exposure groups from different target populations. Each of these factors alone may necessitate the use...
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Overview of HCUP Databases

Biostat Core Seminars
Friday, January 12, 2018 - 12:30 at Hock Plaza 11025

HCUP is a large administrative database that can be used to answer a multitude of health care related questions. The goal of this seminar is to present a general overview of all the databases available through HCUP and provide the types of questions each can answer. The Applied Biostatistics Seminar...
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