Biostatistics and Methodology Core

Harel

Ofer Harel, PhD (Statistics, Pennsylvania State University)
Professor, Statistics
College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
ofer.harel@uconn.edu

Statistical/Methodological Expertise

  • Incomplete data
  • Diagnostic accuracy
  • Longitudinal analysis
  • Causal Inference
  • Verification Bias
  • Bayesian methods
  • Sampling techniques

Content Areas of Interest

  • HIV prevention
  • Cancer
  • Alcohol and drug abuse prevention
  • Diabetics
  • Aging
  • Dementia Care (Alzheimer)

Hwang

Jungbin Hwang, PhD (Economics, University of California, San Diego)
Assistant Professor, Economics
College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
jungbin.hwang@uconn.edu

Statistical/Methodological Expertise

  • Econometrics Theory
  • Financial Econometrics
  • Bayesian Econometrics
  • Econometrics of Big Data

Content Areas of Interest

  • Economic Demography and Health
  • Spatial analysis of Economic Health Data

Lachos Davila

Victor Hugo Lachos Davila, PhD (Statistics, São Paulo State University, Brazil)
Visiting Professor, Statistics
College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
hlachos@uconn.edu

Statistical/Methodological Expertise

  • Linear and Non Linear Mixed-Effects Models
  • Generalized Linear Mixed Models- Zero inflated models
  • Skew Elliptical Distribution and its Application
  • Time Series
  • Multivariate Analysis
  • Semiparametrics models
  • Censored Regression Models

Content Areas of Interest

  • Virus Data Modeling (e.g. HIV)

Laubenbacher

Reinhard Laubenbacher, PhD (Mathematics, Northwestern University)
Professor, Cell Biology, UConn Health
Professor, Computational Biology, Jackson Laboratory for Genomic Medicine
Director, Center for Quantitative Medicine
laubenbacher@uchc.edu

Statistical/Methodological Expertise

  • Modeling and simulation of biological networks
  • Applied discrete mathematics
  • Symbolic computation
  • Computational algebra
  • Algebraic geometry
  • Mathematical foundation of computer simulation

Content Areas of Interest

  • Computational biology
  • Systems biology
  • Cancer systems biology

Loken

Eric Loken, PhD (Developmental Psychology, Harvard University)
Associate Professor, Measurement, Evaluation, and Assessment
Neag School of Education
eric.loken@uconn.edu

Statistical/Methodological Expertise

  • Measurement
  • Mixture models
  • Item response theory
  • Mixed effects models
  • Factor models
  • Bayesian methods
  • Replicable science

Content Areas of Interest

  • Nutrition
  • Obesity
  • Instrument Development
  • Educational Assessment

Prakash

Nishith Prakash, PhD (Economics, University of Houston)
Assistant Professor, Economics
College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
nishith.prakash@uconn.edu

Statistical/Methodological Expertise

  • Causal Inference
  • Difference in Difference
  • Regression Discontinuity Design
  • Field Experiments

Content Areas of Interest

  • Health Policy in Developing Countries
  • Education Policies
  • Behavioral Economics

Rhoads

Christopher Rhoads, PhD (Statistics, Northwestern University)
Assistant Professor, Measurement, Evaluation, and Assessment
Neag School of Education
christopher.rhoads@uconn.edu

Statistical/Methodological Expertise

  • Experimental design in multi-level settings
  • Quasi-experimental designs (e.g. regression-discontinuity, instrumental variables, comparative interrupted time series and observational studies)
  • Matching methods for causal inference (e.g. propensity score matching)
  • Mediation models
  • Mixed-effects models
  • Power analysis in multi-level settings
  • Implementation fidelity

Content Areas of Interest

  • Mental and behavioral health (depression, bi-polar, anxiety, etc.)
  • Sensory integration disorder
  • Asthma and related illnesses
  • Education