Baltimore Marriott Waterfront | Baltimore, MD | March 14-17, 2021

Invited Preliminary Program

Innovative Statistical and Machine-Learning Methods for Analyzing Standard, Clustered, and Response-Adaptive SMART Designs
Organizer: Abdus S. Wahed, University of Pittsburgh
Chair: Kelley M. Kidwell, University of Michigan

Speakers:
Abdus S. Wahed, University of Pittsburgh
Daniel Almirall, University of Michigan
Bibhas Chakraborty, Duke-NUS Medical School
Ashkan Ertafie, University of Rochester

 

Statistical Methods for Large-scale Time Series and Longitudinal Data Analysis
Organizer: Sumanta Basu, Cornell University
Chair: Abhirup Datta, Johns Hopkins University

Speakers:
Ali Shojaie, University of Washington
George Michailidis, University of Florida
Esra Kurum, University of California Riverside
Sumanta Basu, Cornell University

 

Study Designs for Evaluating Multi-Cancer Screening Tests
Organizer: Gene Pennello, Food and Drug Administration
Chair: Erik Bloomquist, Food and Drug Administration

Speakers:
Chyke Doubeni, Mayo Clinic, Rochester
Ruth Etzioni, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
Steven Skates, Massachusetts General Hospital
Gene Pennello, Food and Drug Administration

 

Statistics for Advanced Measures of Brain Health
Organizer and Chair: Russell Shinohara, University of Pennsylvania

Speakers:
Jeff Goldsmith, Columbia University
Sarah Ryan, University of Pennsylvania
Martin Lindquist, Johns Hopkins University
Elizabeth Sweeney, Weill Cornell Medical College

 

Recent Advance in Meta-Analysis and Network Meta-Analysis
Organizer: Ming-Hui Chen, University of Connecticut
Chair: Dipak K. Dey, University of Connecticut

Speakers:
Haitao Chu, School of Public Health, University of Minnesota
Hwanhee Hong, Duke University School of Medicine
Christopher Schmid, Brown University School of Public Health
Ming-Hui Chen, University of Connecticut

 

Communicating Complex Statistical Concepts to Collaborators, Stakeholders, and the General Public
Organizer and Chair: Jeff Leek, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

Panelists:
Caitlin Rivers, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
Ellie Murray, Boston University School of Public Health
Kareem Carr, Harvard Chan School of Public Health
Lucy D'Agostino McGowan, Wake Forest University

 

Integrative Modeling of Heterogeneous Observational Health Data
Organizer and Chair: Lu Tang, University of Pittsburgh

Speakers:
Emily Hector, North Carolina State University
Jared Huling, University of Minnesota
Dungang Liu, University of Cincinnati
Xiwei Tang, University of Virginia

 

Oh, The Places You Could Go: Surprising Careers in Statistics and Data Science
Organizers:
Hannah L Weeks, Vanderbilt University
Jeong Hoon Jang, Indiana University School of Medicine
Chair: Sarah Samorodnitsky, University of Minnesota

Panelists:
Christopher Fonnesbeck, New York Yankees
Jesse Gronsbell, University of Toronto
Jessica Lavery, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
Wei Shen, Eli Lilly and Company
Lucia Tian, American Civil Liberties Union

 

Modern Statistical Methods for Medical Imaging Data
Organizer: Shariq Mohammed, University of Michigan
Chair: Veerabhadran Baladandayuthapani, University of Michigan

Speakers:
Jeffrey Morris, University of Pennsylvania
Russell Shinohara, University of Pennsylvania
Shariq Mohammed, University of Michigan
Anuj Srivastava, Florida State University

 

Data Integration for Precision Medicine
Organizers:
Shariq Mohammed, University of Michigan
Veerabhadran Baladandayuthapani, University of Michigan
Chair: Shariq Mohammed, University of Michigan

Speakers:
Ciprian Crainiceanu, Johns Hopkins University
Veerabhadran Baladandayuthapani, University of Michigan
Qi Long, University of Pennsylvania Peter Mueller, University of Texas at Austin

 

Scientific and Regulatory Aspects of Developing COVID-19 Vaccine During Pandemic
Organizer and Chair: Satrajit Roychoudhury, Pfizer Inc.

Speakers:
Peter Gilbert, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, University of Washington
Kenneth Koury, Pfizer Inc.
Natalie Dean, University of Florida
Lei Huang, CBER, Food and Drug Administration

 

New Topics in Analysis of Microbiome Data
Organizer and Chair: Yijuan Hu, Emory University

Speakers:
Ni Zhao, Johns Hopkins University
Huilin Li, New York University
Zhigang Li, University of Florida
Jichun Xie, Duke University

 

Recent Developments in Epidemiological Studies with Incompletely Observed Data
Organizer and Chair: Yei Eun Shin, National Cancer Institute

Speakers:
Andriy Derkach, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
Yei Eun Shin, National Cancer Institute
Takumi Saegusa, University of Maryland
Barry I. Graubard, National Cancer Institute

 

Formulating Causal Estimands in the Presence of Competing Risks
Organizer and Chair: Elizabeth Colantuoni, Johns Hopkins University

Speakers:
Jessica Young, Harvard University
Dan Scharfstein, University of Utah
Virginie Rondeau, INSERM Institute
Bonnie Smith, Johns Hopkins University

 

Multi-wave Sampling Designs for Validating Routinely Collected Data
Organizer and Chair: Bryan E. Shepherd, Vanderbilt University

Speakers:
Pamela A. Shaw, University of Pennsylvania
Ran Tao, Vanderbilt University
Michael A. McIsaac, University of Prince Edward Island
Thomas Lumley, University of Auckland

 

Recent Advancements of Methods to Treat Non-proportional Hazards in Cancer Immunotherapy Trials
Organizer and Chair: Chang Yu, Vanderbilt University Medical Center

Speakers:
Ray Lin, Genentech/Roche Inc.
Zhenzhen Xu, Center for Biologics Evaluation and Research (CBER), FDA
Chang Yu, Vanderbilt University Medical Center
Keaven M. Anderson, Merck and Co., Inc.

 

Causal Inference Methods for Survival and Longitudinal Data
Organizer: Youjin Lee, University of Pennsylvania
Chair: Nandita Mitra, University of Pennsylvania

Speakers:
Iván Díaz, Weill Cornell Medicine
Elizabeth Handorf, Fox Chase Cancer Center
Youjin Lee, University of Pennsylvania
Limin Peng, Emory University

 

Biostatistical Advances to Meet Challenges in Aging and Gerontology
Organizer and Chair: Michelle Shardell, University of Maryland School of Medicine

Speakers:
Terrence Murphy, Yale School of Medicine (Geriatrics), Yale School of Public Health, Yale Pepper Center
Thomas G Travison, Hebrew SeniorLife, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Harvard Medical School
Margaret Doyle, Yale School of Medicine (Geriatrics)
Discussant: Karen Bandeen-Roche, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

 

Leveraging Real-world Data for Improved Medical Decision-making: Challenges, Opportunities, and Recent Developments
Organizer and Chair: Michele Santacatterina, George Washington University

Speakers:
Diane Uschner, George Washington University
Emilia Bagiella, Icahn School of Medicine
Shirin Golchi, McGill University
Xiaojie Mao, Cornell University

 

Using EHRs to Run Pragmatic Trials: Opportunities and Challenge
Organizer and Chair: Lili Zhao, University of Michigan

Speakers:
Frank W. Rockhold, Duke University Medical Center
Christopher J. Lindsell, Vanderbilt University
Benjamin A. Goldstein, Duke University
Xu Shi, University of Michigan

 

Interpretability, Explainability, and the Use of Artificial Intelligence in Medicine and Medical Studies
Organizer: Rebecca Hager, Food and Drug Administration
Chair: Andrew Potter, Food and Drug Administration

Speakers:
Chaofan Chen, Duke University
Adam Ciarleglio, George Washington University
Andrew Potter, Food and Drug Administration
Alexander Volfovsky, Duke University

 

Statistics and Equity Research
Organizer: Camille J. Hochheimer, University of Virginia
Chair: Anny-Claude Joseph, United States Military Academy

Speakers:
Loni Philip Tabb, Drexel University
Miguel Marino, Oregon Health & Science University
Melody S. Goodman, New York University
Discussant: Anny-Claude Joseph, United States Military Academy

 

Recent Advances in Statistical Methods for Complex High-throughput Data
Organizer and Chair: Ziyi Li, MD Anderson

Speakers:
Johann Gagnon-Bartsch, University of Michigan
Hao Wu, Emory University
Fei Zou, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Zhijin Wu, Brown University

 

Modeling with Large Covariance Matrices: Applications in Neuroimaging
Organizer and Chair: Benjamin B. Risk, Emory University

Speakers:
Keith Levin, University of Wisconsin
Haochang Shou, University of Pennsylvania
Lin Zhang, University of Minnesota
Xi (Rossi) Luo, University of Texas Health Sciences Center

 

Emerging Lessons on Opioid Policy Evaluation Methods
Organizer and Chair: Beth Ann Griffin, RAND Corporation

Speakers:
Megan Schuler, RAND Corporation
Elizabeth A. Stuart, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
Beth Ann Griffin, RAND Corporation
Spruha Joshi, New York University

 

Advanced Statistical Data Integration in Medical Image Studies
Organizer and Chair: Chao Huang, Florida State University

Speakers:
Benjamin Risk, Emory University 
Rongjie Liu, Florida State University 
J.S. Marron, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill 
Chao Huang, Florida State University

 

New Statistical Methods for Microbiome Data Analysis
Organizer and Chair: Gen Li, University of Michigan Ann Arbor

Speakers:
Zhengzheng Tang, University of Wisconsin Madison
Kun Chen, University of Connecticut
Yihui Zhou, North Carolina State University
Jin Zhou, University of Arizona

 

Stochastic, Network-based Approaches to Mechanistic Modeling in Epidemiology
Organizer: Wasiur R. KhudaBukhsh, The Ohio State University
Chair: Marissa Renardy, University of Michigan

Speakers:
Marissa Renardy, University of Michigan
Celeste Vallejo, Nuventra Pharma Sciences
Wasiur R. KhudaBukhsh, The Ohio State University
John Grefenstette, Epistemix Inc.

 

What To Do When Your Data Are Poop: Current Methods for Microbiome Analysis
Organizer: Michael C. Wu, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
Chair: Wodan Ling, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center

Speakers:
Yijuan Hu, Emory University
Alexander Alekseyenko, Medical University of South Carolina
Anna Plantinga, Williams College
Hongzhe Li, University of Pennsylvania

 

Leading a Research Group: Challenges Faced, Lessons Learned, and Advice for Junior Researchers
Organizer and Chair: Joseph Antonelli, University of Florida

Panelists:
Brian Caffo, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
Susan Paddock, NORC at the University of Chicago
Paul Albert, National Cancer Institute, Division of Cancer Epidemiology and Genetics
Brisa Sanchez, Drexel University

 

Group Testing for Identifying Cases of COVID-19: Opportunities and Challenges
Organizer and Chair: Paul Albert, National Cancer Institute

Panelists:
Christopher Bilder, University of Nebraska
Michael Hudgens, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Sally Hunsberger, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases
Aiyi Liu, Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development
Yaakov Malinovsky, University of Maryland at Baltimore County
Susan Stramer, Red Cross

 

Novel Time-to-event Models in Complex Observational Studies
Organizer: Sedigheh Mirzaei S., St. Jude Children's Research
Chair: Stanley Pound, St. Jude Children's Research

Speakers:
Douglas Schaubel, University of Pennsylvania
Jianguo (Tony) Sun, University of Missouri
Sedigheh Mirzaei S., St. Jude Children’s Research
Donglin Zeng, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

 

Benefit-Risk Evaluations of Diagnostic Tests and Prediction Models
Organizer: Gene Pennello, Food and Drug Administration
Chair: Jingjing Ye, Beigene

Speakers:
Carolyn Rutter, RAND Corporation
Tracey Marsh, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
Li Cheung, National Cancer Institute
Hormuzd Katki, National Cancer Institute

 

Bayesian Unsupervised Learning Across Multiple Studies
Organizer and Chair: Giovanni Parmigiani, Dana Farber Cancer Institute

Speakers:
Arkaprava Rao, University of Florida
Isabella Grabski, Harvard University
Roberta de Vito, Brown University
Alexander Franks, University of California Santa Barbara

 

Advanced Methods for Pharmacoepidemiology
Organizer: Yong Chen, University of Pennsylvania
Chair: Jiayi Tong, University of Pennsylvania

Speakers:
Darren Toh, Harvard University
Leena Choi,Vanderbilt University
Rebecca A. Hubbard, University of Pennsylvania
Yong Chen, University of Pennsylvania

 

Statistical Methods in Criminal Justice: Challenges and Opportunities for Statisticians
Organizer and Chair: Elizabeth A. Stuart, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

Speakers:
Greg Ridgeway, University of Pennsylvania
Eli Ben-Michael, University of California at Berkeley
Matt Cefalu, The RAND Corporation
Discussant: Alex McCourt, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

 

Statistical Methodology for Biomedical Time Series
Organizer and Chair: Pramita Bagchi, George Mason University

Speakers:
Hernando Ombao, King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST)
Scott Bruce, George Mason University
Robert T. Krafty, University of Pittsburgh
Pramita Bagchi, George Mason University

 

Challenges and Opportunities in Causal Inference
Organizer and Chair: Haiwen Shi, U.S. Food and Drug Administration

Speakers:
James M. Robins, Harvard University
Jie Chen, Merck Research Laboratory
Mark van der Laan, University of California, Berkeley
Edward H. Kennedy, Carnegie Mellon University

 

Trial Design and Analysis Methods for COVID-19 Treatment/Prevention
Organizer: Michael Rosenblum, Johns Hopkins University
Chair: Bingkai Wang, Johns Hopkins University

Speakers:
Dean Follmann, National Institutes of Health
Laura Lee Johnson, U.S. Food and Drug Administration
Kelly Van Lancker, Ghent University, Belgium
David Benkeser, Emory University

 

Fairness in Statistics and Machine Learning for Equitable Decision-making
Organizer: Arielle Marks-Anglin, University of Pennsylvania
Chair: Emma Benn, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

Speakers:
Aaron Roth, University of Pennsylvania
Sherri Rose, Stanford University
Nathan Kallus, Cornell University
Ilya Shpitser, Johns Hopkins University

 

Challenges and Advances in Biobank-scale Brain Imaging Genetics
Organizer: Hongtu Zhu, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Chair: Bingxin Zhao, Purdue University

Speakers:
Hongyu Zhao, Yale University
Li Shen, University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine
Wei Pan, University of Minnesota
Bingxin Zhao, Purdue University

 

Statistical Methods for Large-scale Omics Data
Organizer: Xiang Zhan, Penn State University
Chair: Kalins Banerjee, Penn State University

Speakers:
Lin Chen, University of Chicago
Xiang Zhan, Penn State University
Saonli Basu, University of Minnesota
Katerina Kechris, University of Colorado

 

Extracting and Modelling Digital Biomarkers from Personal Wearable Devices
Organizer: Vadim Zipunnikov, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
Chair: Jiawei Bai, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

Speakers:
Jaroslaw Harezlak, Indiana University
Vadim Zipunnikov, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Healt
Marcin Straczkiewicz, Harvard University
John Staudenmayer, University of Massachusetts at Amherst

 

Outbreak Dynamics and Causal Inference for Infectious Disease Interventions: Methodological Tools
for Addressing COVID-19

Organizer and Chair: Jonathan Fintzi, NIAID, NIH

Speakers:
Jason Xu, Duke University
Xiaoxuan Cai, Yale University
Jonathan Fintzi, NIAID, NIH
Forrest Crawford, Yale University

 

Developing Statistical Methods in the Context of Cohort Studies
Organizer and Chair: Leslie McClure, Drexel University

Speakers:
D. Leann Long, University of Alabama at Birmingham
Briana Stephenson, Harvard TH Chan School of Public Health
David Ezekiel-Herrera, Oregon Health & Science University
Ruby Bayliss, Drexel University

 


IMS Invited Preliminary Program

Advances in Statistical and Computational Tools for Analysis of Large-scale Omics Data
Organizer and Chair: Saonli Basu, University of Minnesota

Speakers:
Chiara Sabatti, Stanford University
Hongkai Ji, Johns Hopkins University
George C. Tseng, University of Pittsburgh
Sunduz Keles, University of Wisconsin-Madison

 

Recent Advances in Analysis of Expression Quantitative Trait Loci
Organizer and Chair: Lin Chen, University of Chicago

Speakers:
William Wen, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
Fan Yang, University of Colorado Denver
Jiebiao Wang, University of Pittsburgh
Sakshi Arya, University of Chicago

 

Statistical Innovation in Microbiome Data Science
Organizer and Chair: Hongzhe Li, University of Pennsylvania

Speakers:
Amy Willis, University of Washington
Shulei Wang, University of Illinois
Brian Reich, North Carolina State University
Michael Wu, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center

 

Advances in Applications of Random Matrix Theory to High-dimensional Statistics
Organizer and Chair: Debashis Paul, University of California, Davis

Speakers:
Miles Lopes, University of California, Davis
Gourab Mukherjee, University of Southern California
Xiaodong Li, University of California, Davis
Haoran Li, Columbia University

 

From Population Control, Pathogenesis Identification to Clinical Trials: Statistical Strategies for Combating COVID-19
Organizer: Xiaoyu Song, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
Chair: Wodan Ling, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center

Speakers:
Xihong Lin, Harvard University
Xiaoyu Song, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
Ying Wei, Columbia University
Danyu Lin, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

 

Bulk Deconvolution and Single-cell Data Analysis Identifies Transcriptomic Dynamics in Tumor and Immune Cells as Potential Prognostic Markers for Cancer
Organizer: Wenyi Wang, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
Chair: Shaolong Cao, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center

Speakers:
Bo Li, UT Southwestern Medical Center
Wei Sun, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
Elham Azizi, Columbia University
Discussant: Wenyi Wang, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center

 

Tensor Methods in Biomedical Data Analysis
Organizer: Ming Yuan, Columbia University
Chair: Shulei Wang, UIUC

Speakers:
Tracy Ke, Harvard University
Gen Li, University of Michigan
Miaoyan Wang, University of Wisconsin
Discussant: Shulei Wang, UIUC

 

Analysis of High Dimensional and Complex Data Including Genomic and Imaging Data
Organizer and Chair: Heping Zhang, Yale University

Speakers:
Long Feng, City University of Hong Kong
Xiwei Tang, University of Virginia
Yue Selena Niu, University of Arizona
Yan Yu, University of Cincinnati

 

Statistical Challenges in Single Cell Genomics
Organizer and Chair: Nancy Zhang, University of Pennsylvania

Speakers:
Mengjie Chen, University of Chicago
Xuefeng Wang, H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center & Research Institute
Yuchao Jiang, University of North Carolina
Andrew Jaffe, Lieber Institute for Brain Development