The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
Department of Biostatistics
My current research involves statistical analysis with missing data, Bayesian clinical trial designs and statistical method in behavioral science. Missing data, such as dropout, is a very common problem in medical research. Ignoring the missing data in data analysis often leads to biased results. I am interested in developing statistical methods to adjust for the missing data to obtain valid scientific inference. I am also interested in mediation analysis, a statistical tool widely used by behavioral scientists to understand the underlying mechanism of treatment or intervention programs. This research will help behavioral scientists to design more effective cancer intervention programs.
Education & Training
Ph.D. - University of Michigan - 2005