Education and Training

The Biostatistics Center Faculty and Staff are active in educational and training initiatives. Activities include publishing books and book chapters, teaching courses and short courses at professional meetings, publishing educational manuscripts, and hosting training programs for students.


Books by Biostatistics Faculty.

Evans SR and Ting N. Fundamental Concepts for New Clinical Trialists. ISBN 9781420090871 - CAT# C9087. Chapman & Hall/CRC Biostatistics Series. 2016.

Hamasaki T, Asakura K, Evans SR, Ochiai T. Group-Sequential Clinical Trials with Multiple Co-Objectives. ISBN 978-4-431-55898-9. Springer. 2016.

Jablonski KA and Guagliardo M. Analysis Plans: A Blueprint for Success Using SAS, SAS Institute. 2016.

Lachin JM. Biostatistical Methods: The Assessment of Relative Risks. Second Edition. John Wiley and Sons, 2011. (ISBN: 978-0-470-50822-0)

Rosenberger W and Lachin JM. Randomization in Clinical Trials: Theory and Practice. Second Edition. John Wiley and Sons, 2016. (ISBN: 978-1-118-74224-2)

Sozu T, Hamasaki T, Sugimoto T, Evans SR. Sample size determination in clinical trials with multiple endpoints. ISBN 978-3-319-22005-5. Springer. 2015.

Recent Book Chapters by Biostatistics Center Faculty

Evans SR, Barry W. Interim Analysis and Data Monitoring. Oncology Clinical Trials. Chapter 31, pp. 290-302. 2018.

Lachin J M. Intention-to-Treat: Overview. Wiley StatsRef: Statistics Reference Online. 1–10. John Wiley & Sons, Ltd. 2018

Levitan B, DiSantostefano R, Evans SR. Benefit-Risk Assessments of Medical Treatments. Pharmacoepidemiology, Sixth Edition. Edited by Strom BL, Kimmel SE, and Hennessy S. 2018.

Recent and Upcoming Short Courses by Biostatistics Center Faculty

Futility Analyses in Confirmatory Clinical Trials - Methods and Procedures by Professor Scott Evans, Dr. Paul Gallo, and Dr. Satrajit Roychoudury. ASA Biopharmaceutical Section Regulatory-Industry Statistics Workshop. 2017.

Fundamental Concepts for New Clinical Trialists by Professor Scott Evans and Dr. Naitee Ting. Deming Conference on Applied Statistics. December 2018. Atlantic City, NJ, USA.

Statistical Issues in the Design, Management, and Statistical Analysis of Clinical Studies by Dr. Ionut Bebu and Dr. Barbara Braffett. The International Conference on Recent Advances in Statistical Methodologies with Applications in Clinical and Official Statistics. January 2019. Kerala, India.

Recent Educational Publications

Evans SR. When and how can endpoints be changed after initiation of a randomized clinical trial? PLoS Clin Trials. 2007 Apr 13;2(4):e18. PMCID: PMC1852589.

Evans SR, Harris A. Methods and issues in studies of CRE. Virulence. 2017 May 19;8(4):453-459. doi: 10.1080/21505594.2016.1213473. Epub 2016 Jul 28. Review. PMCID: PMC5477696.

Evans SR, Powers J. Evaluating Anti-Infective Drugs in the Resistant Pathogen Setting: Can we Use External Controls? Stat Commun Infect Dis. 2017;9(1). pii: 2016000 doi: 10.1515/scid-2016-0003. Epub 2017 Mar 14. PMCID: PMC5529043.

Evans, SR, Rubin DB, Powers JH, Follmann D. Analysis Populations in Anti-infective Clinical Trials: Whom to Analyze? Statistical Communications in Infectious Diseases. In press, 2018.

Hamasaki T, Evans SR, Asakura K. Design, data monitoring, and analysis of clinical trials with co-primary endpoints: a review. J Biopharm Stat. 2018;28(1):28-51. doi: 10.1080/10543406.2017.1378668. Epub 2017 Oct 30. PubMed PMID: 29083951.

Huskins C, Fowler V, Evans SR. Adaptive Designs for Clinical Trials: Application to Healthcare Epidemiology Research. Clin Infect Dis. 2018 Mar 19;66(7):1140-114 doi: 10.1093/cid/cix907. PubMed PMID: 29121202.

Powers J, Evans SR, Kesselheim AS. The Scientific Validity and Ethics of Studying New Antibiotics for Multidrug Resistant Infections: Are today's patients paying for unproven “future benefits”? BMJ. 2018 Feb 22;360:k58 doi: 10.1136/bmj.k587. PubMed PMID: 29472192.

Uno H, Wittes J, Fu H, Solomon SD, Claggett B, Tian L, Cai T, Pfeffer MA, Evans SR, Wei LJ. Alternatives to hazard ratios for comparing efficacy or safety of therapies in noninferiority studies. Ann Intern Med. 2015 Jul 21;163(2):127-34. doi: 10.7326/M14-1741. PMCID: PMC4510023.