March 19-22, 2023

Invited Preliminary Program

Invited Sessions

Recent Advances in Inferential Statistical Methods in Genomics
Chair: Ronglai Shen, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center
Organizer: Saptarshi Chakraborty, State University of New York at Buffalo
Speakers:
Bin Zhu, National Cancer Institute/DCEG
Saptarshi Chakraborty, State University of New York at Buffalo
Zoe Guan, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center
Satwik Acharyya, University of Michigan

 

Recent Developments in Longitudinal Omics Data Analysis
Chair & Organizer: Gen Li, University of Michigan
Speakers:
Curtis Huttenhower, Harvard University
George Michailidis, University of Florida
Cen Wu, Kansas State University
Huilin Li, New York University

 

Deep Learning for Survival Analysis
Chair: Lei Liu, Washington University in St. Louis
Organizer: Ruiwen Zhou, Washington University in St. Louis
Speakers:
Ying Ding, University of Pittsburgh
Jon Steingrimsson, Brown University
Francesca Mandel, University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine
Ruiwen Zhou, Washington University in St. Louis

 

Not All Censoring is a Survival Problem: Statistical Methods for Censored Covariates
Chair: Kyle Grosser, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Organizer: Sarah Lotspeich, Wake Forest University
Speakers:
Jing Qian, University of Massachusetts, Amherst
Ezra Morrison, University of California, Davis
Marissa Ashner, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Sarah Lotspeich, Wake Forest University

 

Recent Advances in Precision Medicine with High-dimensional Biomedical Data
Chair & Organizer: Ziyi Li, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
Speakers:
Qi Long, University of Pennsylvania
Xiang Zhou, University of Michigan
Mingyao Li, University of Pennsylvania
Linghua Wang, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center

 

New Functional Data Methods for Survival Data
Chair: Salil Koner, Duke University
Organizer: Luo Xiao, North Carolina State University
Speakers:
Jiguo Cao, Simon Fraser University
Ciprian Crainiceanu, Johns Hopkins University
Sheng Luo, Duke University
Shu Jiang, Washington University at St Louis

 

Advances in Statistical Methods for Cell-Type-Specific Analyses
Chair & Organizer: Hongyu Zhao, Yale University
Speakers:
Jiebiao Wang, University of Pittsburgh
Emma Jingfei Zhang, University of Miami
Sunduz Keles, University of Wisconsin at Madison
Michael Love, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

 

Brain Functional Connectome in fMRI Studies
Chair & Organizer: Yi Zhao, Indiana University School of Medicine
Speakers:
Yize Zhao, Yale University
Daniel Spencer, Indiana University
Ying Guo, Emory University
Russell Shinohara, University of Pennsylvania

 

Causal Inference Methods for Assessing the Effect of Environmental and Nutritional Exposures on Public Health
Chair & Organizer: Nandita Mitra, University of Pennsylvania
Speakers:
Rachel Nethery, Harvard School of Public Health
Gary Hettinger, University of Pennsylvania
Nicholas Illenberger, New York University
Linda Valeri, Columbia University

 

Statistical and Machine Learning Methods for Causal Inference with Spatial Data
Chair & Organizer: Corwin Zigler, University of Texas at Austin
Speakers:
Betsy Ogburn, Johns Hopkins University
Brian Reich, North Carolina State University
Mauricio Tec, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health
Georgia Papadogeorgou, University of Florida

 

Current Approaches for Accelerating Drug Approvals in Rare Disease
Chair & Organizer: Brad Carlin, PharmaLex—US
Speakers:
Dionne Price, FDA
Kelley Kidwell, University of Michigan
Jian Zhu, Servier Laboratories
Discussant: Shirin Golchi, McGill University

 

Informative Prior Elicitation for Complex Innovative Clinical Trials
Chair: Xinxin Chen, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Organizer: Joseph Ibrahim, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Speakers:
Ethan Alt, Harvard Medical School, Brigham and Women's Hospital
Matthew Psioda, Glaxo Smith Kline
Joseph Ibrahim, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Discussant: Luiz Carvalho, School of Applied Mathematics, Getulio Vargas Foundation (FGV), Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

 

The Emergence of Biostatistics in the mid-20th Century
Chair & Organizer: Joel Greenhouse, Carnegie Mellon University
Speakers:
Lynne Billard, University of Georgia
Christopher Phillips, Carnegie Mellon University
Robert O'Neill, Retired, FDA
Discussant: Janet Wittes, Principal, Wittes LLC

 

Recent Advances in Statistical Methods for Neurodegenerative Disease Research
Chair & Organizer: Panpan Zhang, Vanderbilt University Medical Center
Speakers:
Rebecca Betensky, New York University
Tanya Garcia, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Yuanjia Wang, Columbia University
Yongzhao Shao, New York University Grossman School of Medicine

 

Data Integration Methodologies and Algorithms: Some New Developments
Chair: Xu Shi, University of Michigan
Organizer: Peisong Han, University of Michigan
Speakers:
Shu Yang, North Carolina State University
Yong Chen, University of Pennsylvania
Emily Hector, North Carolina State University
Peisong Han, University of Michigan

 

Methods for Integrating and Analyzing Large Heterogeneous Microbiome Data Sets
Chair: Lucia Tabacu, Old Dominion University
Organizer: Ekaterina Smirnova, Virginia Commonwealth University
Speakers:
Hongzhe Li, University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine
Michael Wu, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
Ni Zhao, Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health
Ekaterina Smirnova, Virginia Commonwealth School of Medicine

 

Synthetic Control Methods under Interference
Chair: Michael Hudgens, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Organizer: Taylor Krajewski, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Speakers:
Giovanni Mellace, University of Southern Denmark
Giulio Grossi, University of Florence
Fiammetta Menchetti, University of Florence
Jianfei Cao, Northeastern University

 

Bayesian Methods in Design of Clinical Trials
Chair & Organizer: Shirin Golchi, McGill University
Speakers:
Anna Heath, University of Toronto/ Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids)
Lorenzo Trippa, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health
Ying Yuan, University of Texas, MD Anderson Cancer Center
Janet Wittes, Wittes LLC

 

Building Biostatistics Capacity in Sub-Saharan Africa
Chair: Kelly Van Lancker, University of Ghent, Johns Hopkins University
Organizer: Michael Rosenblum, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
Speakers:
Henry Mwambi, University of KwaZulu-Natal, Pietermaritzburg Campus, Pietermaritzburg, South Africa
Misrak Gezmu, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, National Institutes of Health
Joseph Hogan, Brown University
Michael Rosenblum, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

 

Advances in Statistical Methods for National Disease Registries
Chair & Organizer: Wenbo Wu, NYU Grossman School of Medicine
Speakers:
Sebastien Haneuse, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health
Kevin He, University of Michigan School of Public Health
Douglas Schaubel, University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine
Damla Senturk, UCLA Fielding School of Public Health

 

When Machine Learning Meets Missing Data Analysis
Chair: Fei Xue, Perdue University
Organizer: Jiwei Zhao, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Speakers:
Jiwei Zhao, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Karthika Mohan, Oregon State University
Razieh Nabi, Emory University
Fan Li, Duke University

 

Recent Statistical Advances in Microbiome Data Analysis
Chair & Organizer: Tianying Wang, Tsinghua University
Speakers:
Zhigang Li, University of Florida
Di Wu, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Yijuan Hu, Emory University
Liat Shenha, Rockefeller University

 

Frontiers in Analysis of Microbiome Data, from Concepts, Methods to Application
Chair & Organizer: Yijuan Hu, Emory University
Speakers:
Glen Satten, Emory University School of Medicine
Wodan Ling, Weill Cornell Medicine
Shyamal Peddada, National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD), National Institutes of Health (NIH)
Shulei Wang, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

 

Statistical Methods for Dose Optimization in Oncology Trials
Chair: Kentaro Takeda, Astellas Pharma
Organizer: Yuan Ji, The University of Chicago
Speakers:
Yisheng Li, The University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center
Haitao Pan, St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
Tianjian Zhou, Colorado State University
Discussant: Yuan Ji, The University of Chicago

 

Integrative Analysis of Multi-modal Neuroimaging and Multi-omics Data
Chair & Organizer: Tianzhou Ma, University of Maryland
Speakers:
Li Shen, University of Pennsylvania
Wei Pan, University of Minnesota
Shuo Chen, University of Maryland
Yu-Ping Wang, Tulane University

 

Incomplete Data in Non Traditional Settings: Angles, Functions, and Shapes
Chair: Karthik Bharath, University of Nottingham
Organizer: Gregory Matthews, Loyola University Chicago
Speakers:
Gregory Matthews, Loyola University Chicago
Benjamin Stockton, University of Connecticut
Adam Ciarleglio, George Washington University
Discussant: Ofer Harel, University of Connecticut

 

Advances in “Continuous-time” Causal Inference with Time-varying Treatments
Chair: Forrest Crawford, Yale School of Public Health
Organizer: Jinghao Sun, Yale School of Public Health
Speakers:
Jinghao Sun, Yale School of Public Health
Kjetil Røysland, University of Oslo
Helene Rytgaard, University of Copenhagen
Liangyuan Hu, Rutgers University

 

Decomposing Admixed Genomics Data: Cell-type-aware Analysis Methodology Advances
Chair & Organizer: Hao Feng, Case Western Reserve University
Speakers:
Aaron Newman, Stanford University
Stephanie Hicks, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
Wenyi Wang, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
Rafael Irizarry, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health.

 

Recent Advances in Optimal Sampling Design and Estimation Using Validated and Error-prone Data
Chair: TBD
Organizer: Noorie Hyun, Kaiser Permanente Washington Health Research Institute
Speakers:
Gustavo Amorim, Vanderbilt University Medical Center
Ran Tao, Vanderbilt University Medical Center
Thomas Lumley, University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
Noorie Hyun, Kaiser Permanente Washington Health Research Institute

 

Vanderbilt Biostatistics After 20 Years: Lessons Learned and Opportunities Ahead for a Biostatistics Department in a Medical Center
Chair & Organizer: Bryan Shepherd, Vanderbilt University Medical Center
Speakers:
Frank Harrell, Vanderbilt University Medical Center
Qingxia "Cindy" Chen, Vanderbilt University Medical Center
Yu Shyr, Vanderbilt University Medical Center
Discussant: David L. DeMets, University of Wisconsin-Madison

 

Collaborating in Team Science: Negotiating Personalities, Mentoring New Researchers, and Oh How Do I Get Promoted?
Chair: Brian A. Millen, Lilly
Organizer: C. Christina Mehta, Emory University School of Medicine
Speakers:
Portia D. Exum, SAS Institute
Renee' H. Moore, Drexel University Dornsife School of Public Health
Sowmya R. Rao, Boston University School of Public Health
Sean L. Simpson, Wake Forest University School of Medicine

 

Post GWAS: Epigenomics, Transcriptomics, Metabolomics, and Cell Types
Chair & Organizer: Jiebiao Wang, University of Pittsburgh
Speakers:
Yuchao Jiang, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Li Chen, Indiana University
Chris McKennan, University of Pittsburgh
Jingjing Yang, Emory University

 

Advanced Methods for Analyzing Large-Scale Neuroimaging Data from Nationwide Consortiums for Mental Health Research
Chair: Younggeun Kim, Columbia University
Organizer: Ying Liu, Columbia University
Speakers:
Haochang Shou, University of Pennsylvania
Ying Liu, Columbia University
Wesley Thompson, Laureate Institute for Brain Research
Discussant: Yuanjia Wang, Columbia University

 

New Advances in Multimodal Brain Imaging Integration
Chair: Seonjoo Lee, Columbia University and New York State Psychiatric Institute
Organizer: Aiying Zhang, Columbia University and New York State Psychiatric Institute
Speakers:
Vince Calhoun, Translational Research in Neuroimaging and Data Science (TReNDS) Center, Georgia State University, Georgia Tech University, and Emory University
Wenxing Hu, Tulane University
Aiying Zhang, Columbia University, New York State Psychiatric Institute
Discussant: Seonjoo Lee, Columbia University, New York State Psychiatric Institute

 

New Development of Approaches in the Frontiers of Genomic Data Science
Chair & Organizer: Chad He, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center
Speakers:
Saonli Basu, University of Minnesota
Li-Xuan Qin, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
Li Hsu, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center
Rong Li, Yale University

 

Statistical Methods for the Analysis of Mobile Health Data
Chair: Ekaterina Smirnova, Virginia Commonwealth University
Organizer: Lucia Tabacu, Old Dominion University
Speakers:
Samprit Banerjee, Weill Cornell Medicine
Walter Dempsey, University of Michigan, School of Public Health
Carmen Tekwe, Indiana University Bloomington, School of Public Health
Jingru Zhang, University of Pennsylvania, School of Medicine

 

Recent Advances in Methods of Analysis for Mismeasured or Predicted Outcomes in Biomedical Research
Chair & Organizer: Pamela Shaw, Kaiser Permanente Washington Health Research Institute
Speakers:
Grace Yi, University of Western Ontario
Yates Coley, Kaiser Permanente Washington Health Research Institute
Jinbo Chen, University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine
Bryan Shepherd, Vanderbilt University

 

Improving Estimation of Difficult to Measure Health Outcomes
Chair: Lucy D'Agostino McGowan, Wake Forest University
Organizer: Staci Hepler, Wake Forest University
Speakers:
Staci Hepler, Wake Forest University
David Kline, Wake Forest School of Medicine
Richard Li, University of California Santa Cruz
Katherine Thompson, University of Kentucky

 

New Statistical Approaches to Complex Multi-modal Brain Imaging Data
Chair: Daniel Spencer, Indiana University
Organizer: Jun Young Park, University of Toronto
Speakers:
Eardi Lila, University of Washington
Jun Young Park, University of Toronto
Zhengwu Zhang, University of North Carolina
Seonjoo Lee, Columbia University and New York State Psychiatric Institute

 

Kickstart your Career: How to Maximize Those Early Years
Chair: Tianyi Sun, Vanderbilt University
Organizers: Arinjita Bhattacharyya, Merck; Summer Zhang, University of Chicago
Speakers:
Farah Khandwala, Berry Consultants
Xiangrong Kong, Johns Hopkins University
Torri Simon, Boston Scientific
Andrew Spieker, Vanderbilt University
Briana Stephenson, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health

 

Recent Advances in Survival Analysis for Data Integration from Diverse Sources
Chair & Organizer: Kevin He, University of Michigan
Speakers:
Nilanjan Chatterjee, Johns Hopkins University
Shuangge Ma, Yale University
Jing Ning, MD Anderson Cancer Center
Chiung-Yu Huang, University of California, San Francisco

 

Estimand and Sensitivity Analysis in Clinical Trials: Implementing the ICH-E9 (R1) Guidelines
Chair: Tuo Wang, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Organizer: Lu Mao, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Speakers:
Frank Bretz, Novartis Corporation
Lu Mao, University of Wisconsin-Madison
TBD
Daniel Scharfstein, University of Utah School of Medicine

 

New Methods in the Context of Chemical Mixtures on Health Outcomes
Chair: Abhisek Saha, National Institutes of Health
Organizer: Rajeshwari Sundaram, National Institutes of Health
Speakers:
Chris Gennings, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
Paul Albert, National Cancer Institute
Ander Wilson, Colorado State University
Rajeshwari Sundaram, National Institutes of Health

 

Challenges and Opportunities in Biomarker-Driven Trial Design: Adaptive Randomization
Chair: Yanhong Zhou, Eli Lilly and Company
Organizer: Yeonhee Park, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Speakers:
Feifang Hu, George Washington University
Jianchang Lin, Takeda Pharmaceuticals
Kyle Wathen, Cytel
Yeonhee Park, University of Wisconsin-Madison

 

Bayesian Machine Learning for Decision-Making with Incomplete Information
Chair: Taylor Fortnam, Brown University
Organizer: Joe Hogan, Brown University
Speakers:
Yizhen Xu, Johns Hopkins University
Arman Oganisian, Brown University
Jungang Zou, Columbia University
Discussant: Jason Roy, Rutgers University

 

Recent Advancement of Adaptive Design in the Era of Precision Medicine
Chair: Feifang Hu, George Washington University
Organizer: Jingshen Wang, University of California, Berkeley
Speakers:
Ying Kuen Cheung, Columbia University
Kelly Van Lancker, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health; Department of Applied Mathematics, Computer Science and Statistics, Ghent University (Belgium)
Ruitao Lin, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
Jingshen Wang, University of California, Berkeley

 

IMS Invited Sessions

 

IMS Medallion Lecture: Statistical Issues in Genome Wide Association Studies
Chair: Hongyu Zhao, Yale School of Public Health
Organizer: Xuan Bi, University of Minnesota

 

Tensor-based Methods in Biomedical Data Science
Chair & Organizer: Lili Liu, Division of Biostatistics, Washington University in St. Louise
Speakers:
Anru Zhang, Duke University
Xin Zhang, Florida State University
Xiwei Tang, University of Virginia
Yubai Yuan, Pennsylvania State University

 

Individualization, Mobilization, and Beyond
Chair & Organizer: Jiwei Zhao, University of Wisconsin-Madisone
Speakers:
Annie Qu, University of California, Irvine
Peter Song, University of Michigan
Lan Wang, University of Miami
Heping Zhang, Yale University

 

Randomization in Clinical Trial Design and Inference: Reducing Chance Imbalance and Addressing Trial Disruptions
Chair: Gary Koch, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
Organizer: Jonathan Chipman, University of Utahe
Speakers:
Oleksandr Sverdlov, Novartis
Jonathan Chipman, University of Utah
Anastasia Ivanova, University of North Carolina
Diane Uschner, George Washington University

 

Machine Learning with Applications to Emerging Topics in Biomedical Science
Chair: Lu Tang, University of Pittsburgh
Organizer: Cai Li, St. Jude Children's Research Hospitale
Speakers:
Noah Simon, University of Washington
Yiwang Zhou, St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
Eric Chi, Rice University
Xuan Bi, University of Minnesota

 

New Developments and Challenges for Statistical Genetics and Genomics
Chair & Organizer: Zilin Li, Department of Biostatistics and Health Data Science, Indiana University School of Medicinee
Speakers:
Xihong Lin, Harvard T.H. School of Public Health
Iuliana Ionita-Laza, Columbia Mailman School of Public Health
Kun Huang, Indiana University School of Medicine
Zhonghua Liu, Columbia Mailman School of Public Health

 

New Insights on Statistical Modeling for Brain Connectivity and Brain Imaging Genomics
Chair: Zhe Sun, Yale University
Organizer: Yize Zhao, Yale Universitye
Speakers:
Hongtu Zhu, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Veera Baladandayuthapani, University of Michigan
Yi Zhao, Indiana University
Michele Guindani, University of California Los Angeles

 

Analysis of Distributed Health Data: Novel Approaches and Applications
Chair: Yiwang Zhou, St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
Organizer: Lu Tang, University of Pittsburghe
Speakers:
Jie Ding, University of Minnesota
Rui Duan, Harvard University
Maya Mathur, Stanford University
Lu Tang, University of Pittsburgh