Lectures and seminars Sfo Epi Seminar in Biostatistics: Professor Kung-Yee Liang
Welcome to attend the SfoEpi Seminar Series in Biostatistics!
Title: Impacts of biostatistics on advancing human health in the 20th century and beyond: My personal view
Speaker: President Kung-Yee Liang, Institute of Population Health Sciences, National Health Research Institutes, Taiwan, R.O.C. and Professor of Biostatistics, Johns Hopkins University, Department of Biostatistics
Zoom Link: https://ki-se.zoom.us/j/65152688563
*Webinar format: unless you are on the panel you will be muted and with no video. Participants can raise their hands during the Q&A to be recognized to ask questions.
In this talk, I will discuss in what way the field of biostatistics has impacted human health in the 20th century. Focus will be on chronic diseases including cancers, diabetes, which has drawn a great deal of attentions among the health community in the 1940’s. Specifically, we discuss three major statistical challenges pertained to dealing with chronic diseases: (1) Assessing efficacy of new treatments, (2) Identifying risk factors for prevention and (3) Utilizing biomarkers for pre- and post-designs. I will end the talk with what I perceive important challenges for the scientific and biostatistical communities in the near future.
If you have any questions, please contact Erin Gabriel.