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Distinguished Faculty Reach Across Disciplines

Distinguished Faculty Reach Across Disciplines

The work of our first four DBEI Distinguished Faculty members (2017-18) demonstrates how the synergies among our three core disciplines serve important population-health issues. Here we highlight a few of those research projects.

Partnering to Address Psoriatic Arthritis
Alexis Ogdie-Beatty, MD, MSCE, of our Epidemiology Division and Alisa Stephens Shields, PhD, of our Biostatistics Division are exploring how we can revolutionize the design of clinical trials in psoriatic arthritis, proposing solutions that fit the disease’s diverse population. Read more.

Looking to a Collaborative Approach to Advance MS Solutions
Two recent biostatistics methods studies by Russell (“Taki”) Shinohara, PhD, offer potentially game-changing approaches for multiple sclerosis diagnosis and care. He looks forward to advancing the techniques in collaboration with clinical epidemiologists. Read more.

Working Across Disciplines to Understand Sex Differences in Concussion
By applying machine-learning approaches, can we detect sex differences that have not emerged through traditional epidemiologic analyses of concussion? Read more about a new informatics collaboration that epidemiologist Douglas Wiebe, PhD, and team are pursuing.

Read about our ceremony that honored the inaugural Distinguished Faculty members.

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