Ashley Buchanan, DrPH in Biostatistics at URI College of Pharmacy and Adjunct Assistant Professor of Biostatistics at Brown University’s School of Public Health’s Department of Biostatistics, presented at the NIDA HIV Avenir Award Symposium at their annual event in late January 2021. As a 2018 receipient of the NIH’s National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) HIV Avenir Award, Dr. Buchanan presented on the University of Rhode Island NIDA Avenir Project: “Causal inference methods for HIV prevention studies among networks of people who use drugs”
The Department of Biostatistics is very pleased to announce that Stavroula Chrysanthopoulou, Assistant Professor of Biostatistics, has agreed to accept the role of the Graduate Program Director of the Biostatistics Master's Graduate Program for the remainder of this academic year. Professor Chrysanthopoulou, who is also an alumnus of the Department, receiving her PhD in 2014, has acted in the capacity of Associate Director of the Master's Program for the past three years. During this time, she developed and initiated the successful Master's Journal Club and Career Development Series.
The Department of Biostatistics is pleased to welcome our newest faculty member, Alice J. Paul, PhD. Paul was appointed as Assistant Professor of Biostatistics in the Teaching Track, effective 1 August 2020.
Congratulations to Dr. Joseph Hogan, the Carole and Lawrence Sirovich Professor of Public Health and Professor of Biostatistics here at Brown’s School of Public Health, on the recent recognition from his alma mater, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, with the 2020 Lagakos Distinguished Alumni Award.
Each year, Brown University’s School of Public Health holds its Public Health Research Day in April. This event showcases close to 100 School of Public Health students from Undergraduates, Master’s and Doctoral students and candidates as well as Post Docs to display and discuss the research in which they participate. This year, as with many events, the 2020 School of Public Health Research Day was held remotely.
The Department of Biostatistics is pleased, and proud, to highlight our students who were recognized for their research presentations.
During this year’s National Public Health Week, Professor Roee Gutman was recognized by Brown University’s School of Public Health with the 2020 Dean’s Award in Excellence in Research Collaboration. Professor Gutman joined Brown’s Department of Biostatistics in 2011 and was promoted to Associate Professor in 2018. Professor Gutman is a vibrant member of the Department faculty and is the Director of the Department’s Undergraduate Statistics Concentration.
A growing number of researchers are finding meaningful, impactful results through “N of 1” studies in which scientific discoveries are being made for “one person at a time” to enhance personalized medical care, nutritional planning, identification of beneficial exercise routines and much more! Among the various examples identified through a recent article in Knowable Magazine, the article referenced a 2018 study involving Schmid along with Dr. Richard Kravitz of the University of California, Davis, and their other collaborators.
During the School of Public Health's annual Faculty Recognition Reception, held on Tuesday, 29 October 2019, Department Chair Chris Schmid recognized two of our faculty who where promoted in the past year.
Congratulations to Professor Lorin Crawford who has been named by The Root among the 100 most influential and prominent members of the African American community! Professor Crawford is being recognized as “an up-and-coming researcher…. developing statistical models to help scientists better understand genetic disorders.”