Department of Public Health Sciences

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Public Health Sciences

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Meet our Master in Biostatistics students!


Please click on the drop-downs below to find information on current students and alumni. The information provided includes: supervisor(s), theses titles, educational background, and positions after graduation.

Current Students

Kerelos Eisa

Educational Background: Honours Bachelor of Science, Biomedical Science, University of Ottawa
Supervisor: Dr. Michael McIsaac
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Patrick Norman

Educational Background: Honours Bachelor of Science, Major Life Sciences, Minor Math, Queen's University
Supervisor: Dr. Bingshu Chen
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Arany Theivendram

Educational Background: Honours Bachelor of Science, Biochemistry (Co-op) and Human Biology, University of Toronto
Supervisor: Dr. Michael McIsaac
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Tianyi (Selena) Shao

Educational Background: Bachelor of Science, Biology, University of British Columbia
Supervisor: Dr. Paul Peng
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Jessica Pudwell 

Educational Background: MPH, University of Toronto; BSc (Bio-Medical Science), University of Guelph
Supervisor: Dr. Paul Peng
Practicum Report: Cardiovascular Disease and Related Outcomes in the PE-NET Cohort at 10 Years Postpartum


Alumni

Tim Chisamore

Educational Background: BSc (Mathematics), Queen's University 2015.
Supervisor: Keyue Ding and Paul Belanger
Practicum Report: THE APPLICATION OF ABERRATION DETECTION METHODS TO COLD WEATHER INJURY AND A SPATIOTEMPORAL ANALYSIS OF INFLUENZA IN ONTARIO
Position after Graduation:


Andrew Dabbikeh

Educational Background: BSc (Biology), Ryerson University 2012
Supervisor: Paul Peng
Practicum Report: ASSESSMENT OF CHANGE IN SOCIOECONOMIC STATUS EFFECT ON CANCER SURVIVAL IN ONTARIO FROM 1993 – 2009
Position after Graduation: Currently studying Analytics for Business Decision Making at George Brown College


Jenna Ellis

Educational Background: BScH, Major in Life Sciences, Minor in Mathematics, Queen's University
Supervisor: Dr. Dongsheng Tu
Practicum Report: The Extended BIC as a Model Selection Criterion in the High-Dimensional Semiparametric Accelerated Failure Time Model
Position after Graduation:


Xinyi Ge

Educational Background: BSc Finance, BSc 0 Information and Computing, Jilin University; MSc, Statistics, University of Science and Technology of China
Supervisor: Dr. Dongsheng Tu
Practicum Report: Comparisons of Statistical Models for the Analysis of Longitudinal Quality of Life Data
Position after Graduation:


Shane Golden

Educational Background: BSc, Zoology, University of Guelph; MSc Psychology, McMaster University
Supervisor: Dr. Bingshu Chen
Practicum Report: Health economic analysis for selected CCTG clinical trials
Position after Graduation:


Laura Holder

Educational Background: BSc (Psychology, Neuroscience and Behaviour), McMaster University 2014
Supervisors: Michael McIsaac and William Pickett
Practicum Report: MULTIPLE IMPUTATION IN COMPLEX SURVEY SETTINGS:COMPARISON OF METHODSWITHIN THE HEALTH BEHAVIOURIN SCHOOL-AGED CHILDREN STUDY
Position after Graduation: Research Analyst, ICES Central

NianpingHu

Educational Background: PhD (Molecular Biology), Hunan Medical University, China 1999
Supervisors: Keyue Ding and Judy-Anne Chapman
Project Title: THE COMPARISON OF LOG-NORMAL WITH COX MODEL ESTIMATES FOR THEADJUVANT COLON CANCER ENDPOINTS (ACCENT) DATABASES
Position after Graduation: Statistician: Department of Health Policy and Management, University of Pittsburg


AnjaliKulkarni​

Educational Background: BSc (Major: Mathematics, Minor: Nutritional Sciences), University of Guelph 2010
Supervisors: Paul Peng and Wenyu Jiang
Project Title: ASSESSMENT OF PREDICTIVE ACCURACY OFMIXTURE CURE MODELS
Position after Graduation: Medical Student: University of Toronto


WenbinLi

Educational Background: PhD (Crop Genetics and Breeding), South China University of Tropical Agriculture 2000
Supervisor: Bingshu Chen
Place of Practicum: NCIC CLINICAL TRIALS GROUP
Position after Graduation: Research Analyst; Saskatchewan Health Quality Council


Li Liu

Educational Background: Doctorate (Chemical Engineering), University of Waterloo 2009. Doctorate (Chemical Physics), Dalian Institute of Chemical Physics, China, 2001, BSc (Chemical Engineering), Dalian Institute of Chemical Physics, China, 1992
Supervisor: Keyue Ding
Project Title: PREDICTIVE GENE SIGNATURE SELECTION FOR ADJUVANT CHEMOTHERAPY IN NON-SMALL CELL LUNG CANCER PATIENTS
Position after Graduation: Research Associate and Data Scientist: KFL&A Health Unit


Hongbo Lui

Educational Background: PhD (Optical Networks), University of Ottawa 2007. MSc (Engineering), Queen's University 2003
Supervisor: Dongsheng Tu
Practicum Report: STATISTICAL ANALYSIS FOR A RANDOMIZED PHASE II STUDY OF REOLYSIN FOR PATIENTS RECEIVING STANDARD WEEKLY PACLITAXEL THERAPY AS THERAPY FOR ADVANCED/METASTATIC BREAST CANCER
Position after Graduation: SAS Programmer at the Canadian Cancer Trials Group


Diana Martins

Educational Background: BSc (Major: Life Sciences, Minor: Mathematics and Statistics), Queens 2010
Supervisor: Judy-Anne Chapman
Project Title: STATISTICALLY STANDARDIZED MEASURES OF ESTROGEN AND PROGESTERONE RECEPTORS (ER, PR), AND HER2 FOR PRIMARY ADJUVANT BREAST CANCER
Position after Graduation: Statistician/Program; Chronic Disease and Pharmacotherapy Group at ICES Central


Lauren Paul

Educational Background: BSc (Statistics), Queen's University 2015
Supervisors: Michael McIsaac and Ian Janssen
Project Title: IMPUTATIONS OF ACCELEROMETER DATA FOR PHYSICAL ACTIVITY MEASUREMENT: A COMPARISON OF METHODS WITH AN APPLICATION TO THE ACTIVE PLAY STUDY
Position after Graduation:


Michael Reaume

Educational Background: BScH, Quantitative Biology, McGill University
Supervisor: Dr. Michael McIsaac
Practicum Report: Natural Direct and Indirect Effects for Survival Outcomes in a Complex Survey Setting
Position after Graduation:


Elizabeth Stankiewicz

Educational Background: BScH, Major in Mathematics, Minor in Chemistry
Supervisor: Dr. Michael McIsaac
Practicum Report: Mortality among individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities: patterns in mortality and the additive predictive accuracy of using the RAIHC frailty marker


Jia Wang

Educational Background: MSc(Biology), University of Toronto 2009, BSc (Biotechnology), Shanghai Jiaotong University, China 2006
Supervisor: Bingshu Chen
Project Title: JOINT MODELING OF BINARY RESPONSE AND SURVIVAL DATA IN CLINICAL TRIALS
Position after Graduation: Biostatistician; Population Health Research Institute


Brianne Wood

Educational Background: BSc (Mathematics), Queen's 2010
Supervisor: Dongsheng Tu
Place of Practicum: ONTARIO HEALTH STUDY
Position after Graduation: Scientific Officer:Samuel Lunenfeld Research Institute, Mount Sinai Hospital​


Xin Yao

Educational Background: BSc (Biochemistry), Queen's University 2013.
Supervisors: Bingshu Chen and Wenyu Jiang
​Project Title: TESTING CLUSTER-LEVEL RANDOM EFFECT IN JOINT MODELS OF CLINICAL TRIAL DATA​