2023 ASHEcon Conference Best Abstract in Long Term Care, Aging and Demography


Mingyu Qi's (second year HSR student) paper entitled "Effects of Essential Caregiver Policies on COVID-19 and Non-COVID-19 Deaths in Nursing Homes" has been designated the best abstract in Long Term Care, Aging and Demography for the ASHEcon 2023 conference in June.

Congratulations Daniel Schwartz, PhD, Summer 2022


Congratulations to Daniel Schwartz on the successful defense of his dissertation “Maximizing and Borrowing Information in Randomized Trials”.  Daniel will be awarded the PhD in Summer 2022. 

Congratulations Shiyin Jiao, PhD, Winter 2022


Congratulations to Shiyin Jiao for successfully defending her dissertation "Effects of coverage under Medicaid and Medicare on continuity, access, quality, and cost of care."  Shiyin will be awarded the PhD in Winter 2022. 

2022 HPSS-American Statistical Association Student Paper Competition Winner


Second year biostatistics student, Summer Zhang, has been selected by the Health Policy Statistics Section (HPSS) of the American Statistical Association as a winner in their student paper competition for 2022.  

Congratulations Meizi Liu, PhD, Winter 2022


Congratulations to Meizi Liu on the successful defense of her dissertation “Practical and Advanced Dose-Finding Designs”.  Meizi will be awarded the PhD in Winter 2022.  

PBHS faculty member Elbert Huang co-director of NIH project to address health disparities


The University of Chicago and Rush University have received a $20M, five-year grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to establish a Center for Multiple Chronic Diseases Associated with Health Disparities. The National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities, a division of the NIH, awarded grants to establish 11 new Centers across the country to support clinical research to improve health in minority communities.

BSD specific guidance on COVID-19


The health, safety and well-being of our BSD community, on and off-campus, is our top priority. We will continue to update the community regularly to keep you informed. Information on BSD-specific resources can be found here. Also please continue to consult the University and University of Chicago Medicine guidance as appropriate.

Congratulations to Daniel Schwartz


Congratulations to Daniel Schwartz, 3rd year doctoral student in Biostatistics, who was selected by the Social Statistics, Government Statistics, and Survey Research Methods sections of the American Statistical Association to receive a Student Paper Award at the 2020 Joint Statistical meetings in Philadelphia. The title of his paper is “Estimation of the Site-Average Treatment Effect in Multisite Randomized Trials with Heterogeneous Treatment Effects.” This paper is a joint effort with Stephen W.