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Doug Landsittel, PhD

Professor, General Internal Medicine
Center for Research on Health Care (CRHC) Data Center
200 Meyran Avenue, Suite 300
Pittsburgh, PA 15213

Email: dpl12@pitt.edu



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THE THREE MOST SIGNIFICANT QUESTIONS THAT DEFINE YOUR RESEARCH PROGRAM:
For a given observational data set and research question, which statistical method(s) works best for making causal inferences about treatment effectiveness?

How can we best predict decline in renal function and other health indicators using imaging, cytokine panels, and/or other potentially prognostic biomarkers, especially in those patients with polycystic kidney disease and/or undergoing transplant?

For complex modern regression methods, such as neural networks and classification trees, how do we measure their complexity, optimize their prognostic accuracy, and assess the relationship between precision and bias.

FIVE KEYWORDS THAT DESCRIBE YOUR AREAS OF INTEREST:
comparative effectiveness research, causal inference, modern regression methods, model complexity, prediction and prognosis

TECHNIQUES, MODELS, METHODS, ANALYTIC APPROACHES, ETC:

Classification trees, artificial neural networks and logistic regression
Propensity scores
On-line education in comparative effectiveness research