Brown Statistical Seminars are hosted collaboratively by the Department of Biostatistics and the Center for Statistical Sciences to provide educational and research opportunities to graduate, undergraduate, and medical students as well as to researchers across the University.  The seminars take place on selected Mondays throughout the academic year and feature leading researchers from the US and internationally.   

Fall 2014 Upcoming Seminars

3 November 2014Starr Lectureship

R. Scott Braithwaite, MD, MSc, FACP

Professor, Department of Population Health 

New York University School of Medicine

Lecture: "Using Decision Modeling to Help Inform the World Health Organization: 2013 HIV Guidelines"

10 November 2014

Rob Kass, PhD

Professor - Department of Statistics, Department of Machine Learning and Center for the Neural Basis of Cognition

Carnegie Mellon University

Seminar: "Inferences about Neural Networks from Bayesian Control of False Discoveries: The Case of Synchrony Detection"

17 November 2014

Gert van Valkenhoef, PhD

Post Doctoral Researcher

University Medical Center Groningen 

Seminar: "Multiple Criteria Decision Analysis (MCDA) for Drug Benefit-Risk Assessment"

24 November 2014Starr Lectureship

Dan W. Brock, PhD

Professor of Medical Ethics, Emeritus, Department of Global Health and Social Medicine

Harvard Medical School 

Lecture: "Ethical Issues in the Use of Cost-effectiveness Analysis in the Prioritization of Health Care Resources"

1 December 2014- Starr Lectureship

Joshua Salomon, PhD

Professor of Global Health, Department of Global Health and Population

Harvard School of Public Health 

Lecture: TBA

8 December 2014

Elizabeth Stuart, PhD

Associate Professor, Department of Biostatistics and Department of Mental Health 

John Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

Seminar: "Propensity Score Methods in the Context of Covariate Measurement Error"