Speaker: Prof. Edward J. Bedrick, Epidemiology and Biostatistics Department, University of Arizona
Presentation Title: An Introduction to Bayesian Statistics with Applications in the Health Sciences
Abstract: I will present a gentle introduction to the Bayesian approach for statistical inference. A simple example from a study on the effectiveness of an analgesic will be used to develop the main ideas and provide a comparison with classical frequentist methods. This will be followed by several applications from projects I have worked on recently, including ranking clinic performance, predicting survival at a trauma center and designing a sequential clinical trial for Valley Fever.
Bio: Edward J. Bedrick, PhD, is a professor in the Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics at the Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health. Dr. Bedrick most recently worked at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus as Professor of Biostatistics and Director of the Biostatistics and Bioinformatics Shared Resource in the UC Cancer Center. His research interests include Bayesian methods, the analysis of observational data and generalized linear and mixed models. Dr. Bedrick has collaborated in a variety of fields including anthropology, ecology, nursing, nephrology, ob/gyn, pediatrics, psychiatry, and veterinary epidemiology. Dr. Bedrick received his PhD in statistics from the University of Minnesota. He is a Fellow of the American Statistical Association.