Congratulations to our Biostatistics Public Health Research Poster Award Recipients

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.

Bing Li, 2nd-year Biostatistics PhD student, received the Best Doctoral Poster for her work entitled “Robust Transportation of Area under ROC Curve to a New Target Population Using Auxiliary Variables”. Bing works with Professors Constantine Gatsonis and Jon Steingrimsson. Congratulations on this important recognition.


Ruotao Zhang
Ruotao Zhang

Also recognized, as a runner up in this category, was Ruotao Zhang, also a 2nd-year Biostatistics PhD student, for his project entitled “Improvements and Applications of Uncertainty Estimates of Neural Networks to Medial Imaging Analysis”. Ruotao’s work is under the mentorship of Professor Jon Steingrimsson.


Blake Hansen
Blake Hansen, ScM'20

Blake Hansen, ScM’20, was recognized in second place for the Best Master’s Poster for his presentation on “Understanding HIV Viral Rebound in ART Patients using EHR Data”. Blake worked with his advisor, Professor Tao Liu. Blake will be joining us in September as a PhD student!​


Congratulations to all the poster presenters and winners and their advisors for their hard work and commitment to research excellence! You can find all the details of this event and those recognized on the School of Public Health’s website.