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.

Congratulations Will Parker, PhD, Summer 2021


Congratulations to Will Parker on the successful defense of his dissertation "Transplant center practices and the survival benefit of organ transplantation".  The PhD will be awarded to Will in summer quarter.

Congratulations Xuan Hui, PhD, Summer 2021


Congratulations to Xuan Hui on the successful defense of her dissertation “Cancer Analysis Without border: Risk, Classification, and Prevention of Arsenic-induced Nonmelanoma Skin Cancer”.  Xuan will be awarded the PhD in summer quarter.

Congratulations Dayana Delgado, PhD, Spring 2021


Congratulations to Dayana Delgado on successfully defending her dissertation “Characterizing Gene-Environment Relationships in Diverse Populations”.  Dayana will graduate spring quarter.

Congratulations Qianheng Ma, PhD, Spring 2021


Congratulations to Qianheng Ma on successfully defending her dissertation “Extensions to Statistical Methods for Analyzing Intensive Multilevel Longitudinal Data Collected by Mobile and Wearable Devices”.  Qianheng's advisor is Donald Hedeker, PhD.  She will graduate in spring quarter.

2021 SMEP Dissertation Research Grant Awardee


We are pleased to announce that Qianheng Ma, 5th year doctoral student, was selected by the Society of Multivariate Experimental Psychology (SMEP), to receive the 2021 SMEP Dissertation Research Grant.

Assessing Bangladeshi research participants' attitudes towards receiving information regarding genetic susceptibility.


Doctoral Student Lizeth Tamayo publishes a paper entitled “Research Participants' Attitudes Towards Receiving Information on Genetic Susceptibility to Arsenic Toxicity in Rural Bangladesh”​