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Members of the Department of Biostatistics (BST) at the University of Kentucky College of Public Health, will be presenting at the 2022 Joint Statistical Meeting (JSM) international conference held in Washington, DC, August 6-11.

The BST team of faculty and staff includes Dr. Amanda Ellis, Department of Biostatistics Vice Chair, Dr. Emily Slade, Assistant Professor, and Dr. Anthony "Tony" Mangino, Biomedical Data Scientist.

Dr. Ellis is the program chair elect for the Teaching of Statistics in the Health Sciences section and a panelist on “Teaching in Health Sciences: Is There a Viable Teaching Career Pathway?

She is also the winner of the 2022 Teaching Statistics in the Health Sciences (TSHS) Section's Young Investigator Award, which will be presented at the TSHS mixer during the conference.

Dr. Slade is giving a contributed talk on “Real-World Epidemiological Studies” referring to her contributed paper, Methodological Benefits of Beta Regression for Modeling Trends in Overdose Fatality Rates.

Dr. Mangino will present his work “Unconventional Outcomes Require Unconventional Methods: A Case Study in Collaborative Biostatistics” and is a co-author on two other presentations.

"I'm very proud of the University of Kentucky College of Public Health and the BST department representing at this year’s JSM international conference," says Dr. Dave Fardo, Acting Chair, BST department. "The quality and breadth of the research presented by our BST colleagues is a testament to the department and our College. JSM is the world’s largest conference for biostatistics and a great venue to disseminate our work."

JSM is one of the largest conferences in the world, with more than 6,500 attendees from 52 countries, and topics ranging from statistical applications, methodology and theory, and expanding boundaries of statistics, such as analytics and data science.

JSM also offers a unique opportunity for statisticians in academia, industry, and government to exchange ideas and explore opportunities for collaboration.

The JSM international conference program can be found here

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