WVU Biostatistics Well-Represented at the 2015 ENAR Spring Meeting

Seven faculty members and students of the Department of Biostatistics have four presentations at the 2015 Spring Meeting of the International Biometric Society (Eastern North American Region), commonly known as ENAR, in Miami, Florida this week (March 15-18). 

Dr. Leann Long has a poster presentation on her WVCTSI-funded research, assisted by Dr. George Kelley and MS-Biostatistics student, Mathew Bruckner.  In addition, Dr. Christa Lilly and Dr. Dustin Long each have poster presentations focusing on their biostatistical research motivated by public health problems in West Virginia.  Dr. Dustin Long is working with Emily Sasala, another student in the MS Program in Biostatistics. 

Finally, Dr. Matthew Gurka (along with colleagues in Epidemiology and NIOSH) has an oral presentation motivated by his current R01-funded research on the metabolic syndrome.  Citations for all of the presentations (department members in bold) are listed below. 


Kudos to the Department of Biostatistics!

D Leann Long, Mathew Bruckner, Regina A. Carroll and George A. Kelley, West Virginia University. “Effect Size Measures and Meta-Analysis for Alternating Treatment Single Case Design Data“

Christa Lilly and Lesley Cottrell, West Virginia University; Karen Northrup and Richard Wittberg, Wood County School System. “Application of the Use of Percentage Difference from Median BMI to Overcome Ceiling Effects in Adiposity Change in Children”

Dustin M. Long and Emily A. Sasala, West Virginia University. “Efficiencies from Using Entire United States Responses in Predicting County Level Smoking Rates for West Virginia Using Publicly Available Data”

Matthew J. Gurka and Baqiyyah N. Conway, West Virginia University; Michael E. Andrew and Cecil M. Burchfiel, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH); Mark D. DeBoer, University of Virginia. “Additive Interactions and the Metabolic Syndrome”