Seminars and Events

Based on COVID-19 guidelines, all scheduled events will be held remotely unless otherwise specified in our communications.

Our Biostatistics Seminar Series is a series of presentations given by faculty and professionals from GPH, other NYU departments, and beyond. In addition, here we will list a variety of joint seminars with other schools across NYU, as well as various symposia, student presentations, and the like. See below for planned upcoming meetings:

    • Check back for upcoming meetings

    Click here to view past events.

    The Biostatistics Journal Club is a monthly, student-led discussion (moderated by Dr. Betensky) where we discuss contemporary articles concerning the field of biostatistics. Each month, we cover a different, student-selected article; please let us know if you are interested in choosing this article and leading the discussion. See below for planned upcoming meetings:

    • Wednesday, May 11th, 12:30 - 1:30pm EDT
      • Discussion: TBA

    Click here to view past journal club articles.

    Professional Development Series

    Our department strives to ensure that you’ll be prepared for professional life post-graduation. In service of this, we will organize monthly events at which fellow students, other NYU resources, and external professionals can speak to you about the skills required to succeed at NYU and beyond. 

    •  Check back for May events

    Click here to view past events.

    *While most upcoming events are likely to occur at the listed times, we will send out communications and RSVPs prior to each which will serve as concrete confirmation of schedule.

    **We will create RSVP forms for many events. In the case of catered events, this is required for us to gauge how much food to order (and occasionally take individual orders), but otherwise this is an optional, low-commitment RSVP that just gives us an idea of how many people to expect.

    Past Events

    • "Replicability Issues in Medical Research: Science and Politics", to be presented by Prof. Yoav Benjamini of Tel Aviv University (Flyer)
      • Took place on April 25th, 2022
    • "Bayesian Nonparametric Techniques to Understand Cardiometabolic Risk in US Adults", presented by Dr. Briana Stephenson of the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health (Flyer)
      • Took place on Thursday, April 14th, 2022
    • Joint seminar with NYU Langone: "A Unified Framework for Latent Variable Approach to Statistical Social Network Analysis", presented by Dr. Samrachana Adhikari of NYU Langone Biostatistics (Flyer)
      • Took place on Thursday, March 24th, 2022
    • "Optimal Nonparametric Inference with Two-Scale Distributional Nearest Neighbors", presented by Dr. Jinchi Lv of USC (Flyer)
      • Took place on Friday, March 11th, 2022
    • "What is data science in the public interest? An exploration of ethics codes", to be presented by Dr. Anne Washington of NYU Steinhardt (Flyer)
      • Took place on Thursday, March 10th, 2022
    • "Racial/Ethnic Disparities in Longitudinal Emotional–Behavioral Functioning Among Youth Born to Women Living With HIV" presented by Jemar R Bather, MS (Flyer, Video, Article, Presentation Slides)
      • Took place on Friday, January 14th, 2022
    • "Developing Multilevel Frameworks that Combine Statistical Inference and Mathematical Modeling Studies to Address Health Disparities", presented by Dr. Anarina Murillo (Flyer)
      • Took place on Thursday, January 13th, 2022
    • “Research Development and Trends in Pharma: Career Paths for Biostatisticians”, presented by Dr. E. Andrés Houseman (Flyer)
      • Took place on Thursday, December 2nd, 2021
    • "COVID-19 during 2021 in Israel: Waning Immunity and the Booster Dose Effect", presented by Dr. Micha Mandel of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem (Flyer)
      • Took place on Thursday, November 4th, 2021
    • "Non-inferiority Trials and Tribulations", presented by Albert Einstein College of Medicine's Dr. Mimi Kim (FlyerFull Abstract & Bio)
      • Took place on Thursday, October 14th, 2021
    • "Predicting Trajectories of Substance Use During Emerging Adulthood: Exploring the Benefits of Group Based Trajectory Modeling for Zero-Inflated Outcomes", presented by our department's Dr. Stephanie Cook (Flyer)
      • Took place on Thursday, September 23rd, 2021
    • Joint seminar with the Global Center for Implementation Science: "Configurational Comparative Methods in Implementation Science: A New Mathematical Approach for Cross-Case Analysis", presented by Edward J. Miech, Ed.D. (Indiana University School of Medicine)
      • Took place on Tuesday, May 11th, 2021
    • "Symposium on Biostatistical Contributions to COVID-19 Research", a selection of presentations by our students, alumni, and faculty on work they have performed in the past year. (Video, Flyer)
      • Took place on Friday, April 16th, 2021
    • “Bayesian multiplier method for population size estimation using multi-source data”, presented by Abhirup Datta of Johns Hopkins University (VideoFlyer, Bio and Abstract)
      • Took place on Wednesday, April 14th, 2021
    • “Multi-omics integration of the human gut microbiome and serum metabolome with applications to osteoporosis”, presented by Jonathan Greenbaum of Tulane University (VideoAbstractFlyer)
      • Took place on Wednesday, March 24th, 2021
    • "Machine Learning in Health Care: Too Important to Be a Toy Example", presented by Dr. Sherri Rose of the Stanford University Center for Health Policy (VideoAbstractFlyer)
      • Took place on Wednesday, February 24th, 2021
    • "Social Statistics: Science, Propaganda, and Fiction", presented by Dr. Tukufu Zuberi of the University of Pennsylvania, Department of Sociology (VideoAbstractFlyer)
      • Took place on Monday, January 18th, 2021
    • "Pooling Data from Individual Clinical Trials in the COVID-19 Era", presented by Dr. Andrea B. Troxel of the NYU Grossman School of Medicine, Department of Population Health, Division of Biostatistics (VideoAbstract, Flyer)
      • Took place on Thursday, December 3rd, 2020
    • "Lifting the Anchor: The Uses and Implications of Effect Codings for Categorical Predictors in Regression", presented by Dr. Jeffrey Simonoff of NYU Stern Department of Statistics (VideoAbstractFlyer)
      • Took place on Wednesday, November 18th, 2020
    • "How do we measure built environment health effects?", presented by Dr. Brisa Sanchez of the Drexel Dornsife School of Public Health (AbstractFlyer)
      • Took place on Wednesday, October 21st, 2020
    • "Assessing the Cases and Deaths Attributed to COVID-19 and its Impact on Racial/Ethnic Inequities at the County Level: Are We Really All in This Together?", presented by Dr. Loni Tabb of Drexel Dornsife School of Public Health (VideoAbstractFlyer)
      • Took place on Wednesday, September 30th, 2020
    • "Introduction to Infectious Disease Modeling", presented by GPH Epidemiology faculty Drs. Erez Hatna and Joshua Epstein (Event AbstractVideo Recording)
      • Took place on Monday, April 13th, 2020
    • "Understanding Health Behaviors Using Social Media Language", presented by Dr. Lyle Ungar of University of Pennsylvania
      • Took place on Wednesday, February 19th, 2020
    • "Statistics in Biomedical Research: Experiences from the Past and Perspectives on the Future", presented by NYU Langone faculty Judith D. Goldberg, Sc.D.
      • Took place on Wednesday, December 11th, 2019
    • SIMPLE: Statistical Inference on Membership Profiles in Large Networks ft. Dr. Jinchi Lv, presented by USC faculty Dr. Jinchi Lv
      • Took place on Wednesday, November 13th, 2019
    • "Modeling Mediation Processes in Randomized Trials with Outcomes at Many Time Points", presented by NYU Professor of Psychology, Patrick Shrout, PhD (Presentation Slides)
      • Took place on Wednesday, October 23rd, 2019
    • Integrated Regression Analysis for Multi-Center Studies with Data Harmonization and Variable Selection", presented by NYU Langone faculty Yongzhao Shao, PhD
      • Took place on Wednesday, September 11th, 2019
    • Selective Inference: The Silent Killer of Replicability, presented by Tel Aviv University faculty Yoav Benjamini
      • Took place on Tuesday, July 23rd, 2019
    • Close Relationships and Health: Understanding the Associations between Attachment, Minority Stress, and Poor Health Among Racial/Ethnic and Sexual Minority Youth Transitioning to Adulthood, presented by our department’s own Stephanie Cook, DrPH
      • Took place on Monday, April 29th, 2019
    • Internet and Mobile-Sourced Data in Public Health, presented by our department’s own Rumi Chunara, PhD
      • Took place on Wednesday, May 1st, 2019
    • Stratified Win Ratio and Handling of Ties, presented by iStats Inc. founder Gaohong Dong, PhD
      • Took place on Wednesday, November 28th, 2018
    • Domain Adaptation for Learning Individualized Treatment Strategies from Randomized Trials Supplemented by Electronic Health Records, presented by Columbia faculty Yuanjia Wang, PhD
      • Took place on Monday, November 19th, 2018
    • Causal Inference for Complex Observational Data Using Stata, presented by StataCorp LLC’s very own Chuck Huber, PhD
      • Took place on Tuesday, October 30th, 2018

    This section lists the articles discussed at each meeting, as well as the students or faculty who led each discussion.