Biostatistics Represents at 2019 Public Health Research Day

The School of Public Health held its annual Public Health Research Day, celebrating 20 years, on Thursday, 4 April 2019. An impressive 94 posters were displayed, representing research work of Undergraduates, Master’s, PhD, and Post-Doctoral trainees and students at this year’s event which took place at Brown’s Alumnae Hall on Meeting Street.

We are proud to report that the Department of Biostatistics was represented by 29 posters from Undergraduate Statistics Concentrators, Master’s students and PhD students and candidates!

Congratulations to 3 of our students who received awards for:


Best Master’s Student Poster – Second Place

Xiaofei (Annie) Yang, BA, 2nd Year Biostatistics Master’s student

Secondary Data Analysis of PECARN Traumatic Brain Injury in Children Dataset

Dale Steele, MD, MS and George Papandonatos, PhD


Best Doctoral or Post-Doctoral Trainee Poster – First Place

Jiabei Yang, MS, 2nd Year Biostatistics Doctoral student

Sample Size Calculations in Single-Case Designs

Jon Steingrimsson, PhD and Chris Schmid, PhD


Best Doctoral or Post-Doctoral Trainee Poster – Second Place

Gabriella Silva, MA, 3rd Year Doctoral candidate

Developing and Evaluating Methods to Impute Race/Ethnicity in an Incomplete Dataset

Amal Trivedi, MD, MPH and Roee Gutman, PhD


We are so very proud of all our students and are pleased to be able to highlight such notable recognition of these individuals, the work in which they are involved and the faculty who support them!

We also extend our congratulations to all the award winners and the School of Public Health students, trainees and faculty who participated in such a successful event! For more photos of our Biostatistics representation, visit our 2019PHRD album.