Presented by the Research Design, Epidemiology, and Biostatistics Core of Advance-CTR, this bi-monthly Seminar Series offers instruction on data analysis (first Tuesday of each month), and study design (last Thursday of each month). The Seminars are available to attend in-person, or remotely via Zoom. A recording of each Seminar will be made available online for those who are unable to attend. Please email [email protected] with any questions. 

Spring Schedule: 

Thursday, April 25

"Longitudinal Study Design; Ecological and Cross-Sectional Studies"

 

Advantages and disadvantages of longitudinal studies, types of analyses used in longitudinal studies, sources of potential bias; advantages and disadvantages of cross-sectional studies, types of analyses used in cross-sectional studies, sources of potential bias in cross-sectional studies, same elements for ecological studies.

 

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Alpert Medical School, Room 275

12 - 1:30 p.m.

Tuesday, May 7

"Hypothesis Testing"

 

Null hypotheses, type I and II error, significance level, power, basic sample size calculation

 

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Brown Molecular Medicine (70 Ship St), Room 107

12 - 1:30 p.m. 

Thursday, May 23

"Cohort Studies; Case-Control Studies"

 

Advantages and disadvantages of cohort studies, prospective vs. retrospective cohorts, types of analyses used in cohort studies, sources of potential bias; advantages and disadvantages of case-control studies, types of analyses used in case-control studies, sources of potential bias

 

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Alpert Medical School, Room 275

12 - 1:30 p.m.

Tuesday, June 4

"Proportions and Means"

 

Estimating one-sample proportions and confidence intervals, comparing proportions for two samples, two-sample inference for proportions

 

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Brown Molecular Medicine (70 Ship St), Room 107

12 - 1:30 p.m. 

Thursday, June 27

"Inference with Categorical Variables"

 

Contingency tables, degrees of freedom, chi-square, Fisher’s exact test

 

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Alpert Medical School, Room 275

12 - 1:30 p.m.

About the Presenters: 

large_jess kaminsky1.pngJess Kaminsky is pursuing her ScM in Biostatistics at Brown University and is a Research Assistant at the Center for Evidence Synthesis in Health. During her time at CESH she has contributed to the development of online courses and the website for Evidence Synthesis Academy. She has experience teaching mathematics and statistics in both classroom and tutoring settings at the elementary, secondary, and graduate level. She also has experience working as a data analyst in a variety of settings – including Medicare and Medicaid reimbursement and genomics. Upon her graduation from Brown in May 2019, Jess will begin working at King’s Academy as a member of the mathematics faculty.

 

large_gabriella silva.jpgGabriella Silva is pursuing her PhD in Biostatistics at Brown University. Her dissertation research focuses on improving and refining the statistical methodology used to assess provider performance. She has also worked in research examining mortality trends over time for veterans diagnosed with heart failure and pneumonia. Gaby enjoys teaching mathematics and statistics in various educational settings; while she predominantly taught at the elementary and middle school level before coming to Brown, her most recent teaching experiences are at the graduate level.