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.

Congratulations Robert Nocon, PhD, Autumn 2020


Robert Nocon successfully defended his dissertation “Understanding the Effects of Medicaid Managed Care”.  Robert accepted a tenure-track assistant professor position at Kaiser Medical School in California.  His advisor was Tamara Konetzka, PhD.

Congratulations Eloesa McSorley, PhD, Summer 2020


Eloesa McSorley successfully defended her dissertation “Evaluating Longitudinal Outcomes of Cognition by Environment, Genes, and Sleep in Aging Individuals” and has accepted a postdoctoral fellow position at Rush Alzheimer’s Disease Center.  Eloesa's advisor was Diane Lauderdale, PhD. 

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”​ 

Congratulations Kevin Gleason, PhD, Summer 2020


Kevin Gleason successfully defended his dissertation "Methods for integrative multi-omics association analysis using summary statistics".  Kevin's advisor was Lin Chen, PhD.  Kevin has accepted a position at AbbVie as Manager of Statistics in the Virology Therapeutic Focus Area.

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.