Brown University's School of Public Health Department of Biostatistics is very pleased to welcome one of our newest faculty members, Dr. Arman Oganisian, as Assistant Professor of Biostatistics. He received his PhD in Biostatistics from the University of Pennsylvania in 2021, where he was a member of the Center for Causal Inference and an Associate Fellow at the Leonard Davis Institute for Health Economics.
Professor Oganisian's methodological research focuses primarily on developing nonparametric Bayesian methods for estimating causal effects from complex observational data. More broadly, he enjoys doing statistical research that blends nonparametric modeling, scalable computation, and principled reasoning about the causal structures underlying our data. Working with collaborators, he employs these methods to guide health economic decision-making and policy by developing procedures for estimating medical costs and relative cost-efficacy of different cancer treatment strategies. His more recent projects involve modeling sequential decision-making processes, with a focus on cancer treatments. Professor Oganisian’s work has been recognized with several awards including the ENAR Distinguished Student Paper Award in 2020 and the Saul Winegrad Award for Outstanding Dissertation in 2021.
In his spare time, Professor Oganisian enjoys running and is fairly aggressive about hitting his daily step count goal. If you see him around campus reading something that is not a statistics paper, then it is probably a science-fiction novel. Though new to Brown, Professor Oganisian is no stranger to Rhode Island - having spent most of his childhood in central Massachusetts and his undergraduate years as a quantitative economics major at Providence College.