Biostatistics Faculty and Students Participate in ICHPS 2015 (Published 10/5/15)

The International Conference on Health Policy Statistics (ICHPS) is holding its 11th Annual Conference in Providence at the Providence Biltmore from Wednesday, 7 October through Friday, 9 October.  ICHPS is organized by the Health Policy Statistics Section of the American Statistical Association.  Brown's Department of Biostatistics' Professor Chris Schmid is the Chair of the Local Organizing Committee for ICHPS 2015 and has assisted with the coordination of this event.  The theme of this year's ICHPS is Statistical Science at the Forefront of Health Policy Research.

The full program can be found on the ICHPS 2015 website.  Department faculty and student highlights include: 


Professor Constantine Gatsonis,
Henry Ledyard Goddard University Professor
Department Chair and Director of the Center for Statistical Sciences
Plenary Speaker - Thursday,  8 October



Assistant Professor of Mathematics at Skidmore College and Biostatistics Alumnus, Mike Lopez and Assistant Professor of Biostatistics, Roee Gutman presenting a workshop on Causal Inference in Healthcare Studies with Multiple Treatments 
Wednesday, 7 October 


Chenyang Gu, Biostatistics Doctoral Candidate
will present his poster on "Combining Item Response Theory with Multiple Imputation to Crosswalk Between Health Assessment Questionaire" during Wednesday's Interactive Poster Session and Welcome Reception.  Gu received a student award for this poster entry.


Additional Brown student and faculty involvement inlcude Thursday's Interactive Poster Session II participation by:

1st-year doctoral student, Ruoshui Zhai, et al poster entitled "Comparison of Binomial and Multinomial Network Meta-Analysis Model by Simulation"

Master's Alum, Chieh Chu, et al poster entitled "Derivation of Clinical Prediction Rules for Sever Dehydration of Children Living in Resource-Limited Settings: A Dhaka Study"

2nd-year Master's student, Zihao Zhang, et al poster entitled "Analysis and Comparison of Air Pollutants in Wuhan, China"

Master's Alum, Valerie Landberg, et al poster entitled "OpenMeta-analyst: Open-Source, Cross-Platform Software for Advanced Meta-Analysis"

4th-year doctoral candidate, Mun Sang Yue, et al poster entitled "Meta-Analysis of Predictive Test Accuracies"

5th-year doctoral candidate, Bahar Erar, et al poster entitled "Propensity Model Evaluation of the Effects of Online Social Network Participation on Promoting Smoking Cessation"

There will be a host of workshops and sessions happening throughout this 3-day conference, many involving Brown's School of Public Health Department faculty and Medical School faculty.