Research

The Department of Public Health Sciences (PHS) is the home within the Division of Biological Sciences for the fields of biostatistics, epidemiology, and health services research. Department faculty study the individual, collective, environmental, and economic factors that affect the health of human populations. The Department’s multidisciplinary environment encourages cross-disciplinary research. Individual faculty lead and collaborate in multiple projects, as described on their individual web pages. Below is an index to areas of research that are shared by multiple faculty. 

 

AGING 
    Konetzka, Tamara
    Lauderdale, Diane
    Pierce, Brandon
CANCER EPIDEMIOLOGY
     Ahsan, Habib
     Chiu, Brian
     Huo, Dezheng
     Pierce, Brandon
CANCER RESEARCH
    Ahsan, Habib
    Chiu, Brian
    Dignam, Jim
    Huo, Dezheng
    Ji, Yuan
    Pierce, Brandon
    Smieliauskas, Fabrice
COMPARATIVE EFFECTIVENESS RESEARCH
     Sanghavi, Prachi 
CLINICAL TRIALS: BIOSTATISTICAL METHODS
     Dignam, Jim
     Ji, Yuan
ENVIRONMENTAL EPIDEMIOLOGY
     Ahsan, Habib
     Pierce, Brandon
GENETIC/MOLECULAR EPIDEMIOLOGY
     Ahsan, Habib
     Chiu, Brian
     Huo, Dezheng
     Pierce, Brandon
GENETIC STUDIES: BIOSTATISTICAL METHODS 
     Chen, Lin
     Ji, Yuan
GLOBAL HEALTH
     Ahsan, Habib
     Bhalla, Kavi
     Chiu, Brian
     Huo, Dezheng
     Pierce, Brandon
     Schneider, John 
HEALTH DISPARITIES
     
Chiu, Brian
     Dignam, Jim
     Huo, Dezheng
     Konetzka, Tamara
     Lauderdale, Diane
     Pollack, Harold
HEALTH ECONOMICS
     Konetzka, Tamara
     Pollack, Harold
     Smieliauskas, Fabrice
HIGH DIMENSIONAL DATA ANALYSIS
     
Chen, Lin
     Hedeker, Donald
     Ji, Yuan
INFECTIOUS DISEASE EPIDEMIOLOGY
     Lauderdale, Diane
     Schneider, John
INJURY EPIDEMIOLOGY
     Bhall, Kavi
LONGITUDINAL AND MIXED-EFFECTS MODELS
     Gibbons, Robert
     Hedeker, Donald
MEASUREMENT
     Gibbons, Robert
     Hedeker, Donald
MENTAL HEALTH STUDIES
     Gibbons, Robert
     Lahey, Ben
     Pollack, Harold
PHARMACEUTICAL INDUSTRY STUDIES  
     Gibbons, Robert
     Smieliauskas, Fabrice
SOCIAL EPIDEMIOLOGY
     Lauderdale, Diane
     Schneider, John
SURVIVAL ANALYSIS METHODS
     Dignam, Jim

 

PHS Faculty

Biostatistics
Lin Chen, PhD
James Dignam, PhD
Robert Gibbons, PhD
Donald Hedeker, PhD
Yuan Ji, PhD

 

Epidemiology
Habibul Ahsan, MD, MMedSc
Brian Chiu, PhD
Dezheng Huo, MD, PhD
Benjamin Lahey, PhD
Diane Sperling Lauderdale, PhD
Brandon Pierce, PhD
John Schneider, MD, MPH

 

Health Services Research
R. Tamara Konetzka, PhD
Harold Pollack, PhD
Prachi Sanghavi, PhD
Fabrice Smieliauskas, PhD


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