Dissertation Spotlight

Yizhen Xu, PhD

Yizhen Xu, PhD

Defended 22 January 2020

Thesis: “Bayesian Machine Learning for Predictive and Causal Inference”

Committee: Thesis Chair and Advisor, Professor Joseph Hogan, PhD; Associate Professor Tao Liu, PhD; Associate Professor Brandon Marshall, PhD, Department of Epidemiology; and, Professor Rami Kantor, MD, Department of Medicine, Division of Infectious Diseases.

 


Ruoshui Zhai, PhD

Ruoshui Zhai, PhD

Defended 15 January 2020

Thesis: “Topics in Multiple Imputation and Computational Methods for Design and Analysis of Cluster Randomized Trials”

Committee: Thesis Chair and Advisor, Associate Professor Roee Gutman, PhD; Henry Ledyard Goddard Professor of Biostatistics Constantine Gatsonis, PhD; Professor (Research) George Papandonatos, PhD; and, Professor Vince Mor, PhD, Department of Health Services, Policy and Practice.

 


Kevin Wu, PhD

Xiaotian (Kevin) Wu, PhD

Defended 12 December 2019

Thesis: “Statistical Methods for Single Cell RNA Sequencing” ”

Committee: Thesis Chair and Advisor, Professor Zhijin Wu, PhD; Professor (Research) George Papandonatos, PhD; Assistant Professor Ani Eloyan, PhD; and, Associate Professor Nicola Neretti, Department of Molecular Biology, Cell Biology and Biochemistry.

 


Kelsey Wang, PhD

Youndan (Kelsey) Wang, PhD

3 September 2019

Thesis: “Meta-analysis of N-of-1 Trials Using Bayesian Hierarchical Models ”

Committee: Thesis Chair and Advisor, Professor Christopher Schmid, PhD; Associate Professor Thomas Trikalinos, PhD, Department of Health Services, Policy and Practice; and, Adjunct Assistant Professor Zheng Zhang, PhD.

 


Mingyang Shan, PhD

Mingyang Shan, PhD

Defended 12 August 2019

Thesis: “Record Linkage and Causal Inference with Applications to Health Services Research”

Committee: Thesis Chair and Advisor, Associate Professor Roee Gutman, PhD; Henry Ledyard Goddard Professor of Biostatistics Constantine Gatsonis, PhD; Associate Professor Kali Thomas, Department of Health Services, Policy and Practice; and, Professor Pedro Gozalo, Department of Health Services Policy and Practice.

 


Menghan Hu, PhD

Menghan Hu, PhD

Defended 14 August 2019

Thesis: “Statistical Methods for Structural Imaging Data”

Committee: Thesis Chair and Advisor, Assistant Professor Ani Eloyan, PhD; Henry Ledyard Goddard Professor of Biostatistics Constantine Gatsonis, PhD; and, Professor Jerrold Boxerman MD, PhD, Diagnostic Imaging, The Warren Alpert Medical School.

 

  • Jun Ke

    Doctorate Candidate

    Jun Ke, PhD candidate in biostatistics, recently successfully defended his dissertation, titled “Spatial and Temporal Correlation Analysis with an Application to fMRI Data.” Understanding that brain regions can show similar patterns of activation event when they are spatially seperated, Ke's dissertation focuses on characterizing the temporal similarity between the brain regions.