The Department of Biostatistics is one of 5 departments in the School of Public Health and Community Medicine at the University of Washington. Its mission is to serve as a source of expertise and a focus for training and research in the quantitative aspects of public health and medicine, and to promote the use of rigorous quantitative methods in the biomedical and public health sciences.
Our graduate program is regarded as one of the best Biostatistics programs in the world, with over 30 years of teaching and research experience on the UW campus. Faculty interests range over a wide variety of statistical topics, including survival analysis, clinical trials, statistical genetics and correlated data.
The UW Biostatistics Working Paper series includes articles on statistical methods and applications developed by members of the department. In general, articles dated 2000 and later are downloadable from this site.
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Papers from 2003
New Intervals for the Difference Between Two Independent Binomial Proportions, Xiao-Hua Zhou, Min Tsao, and Gengsheng Qin
Papers from 2002
Large Sample Theory for Semiparametric Regression Models with Two-Phase, Outcome Dependent Sampling, Norm Breslow, Brad McNeney, and Jon A. Wellner
Performance of the Halex in Logitudinal Studies of Older Adults, Paula Diehr, Donald L. Patrick, Gregory L. Burke, and Jeff D. Williamson
The Analysis of Placement Values for Evaluating Discriminatory Measures, Margaret S. Pepe and Tianxi Cai
A Data-Analytic Strategy for Protein-Biomarker Discovery: Profiling of High-Dimensional Proteomic Data for Cancer Detection, Yutaka Yasui, Margaret S. Pepe, Mary Lou Thompson, Bao-Ling Adam, George L. Wright Jr., Yinsheng Qu, John D. Potter, Marcy Winget, Mark Thornquist, and Ziding Feng
Papers from 2001
Probabilities of Transition Among Health States for Older Adults, Paula Diehr and Donald L. Patrick
Emacs Speaks Statistics: A Universal Interface for Statistical Analysis, Anthony Rossini, Martin Maechler, Kurt Hornik, Richard M. Heiberger, and Rodney Sparapani
Papers from 1998
Assessing the Accuracy of a New Diagnostic Test When a Gold Standard Does Not Exist, Todd A. Alonzo and Margaret S. Pepe
Selection of Matching Variables in Community Health Intervention Trials, Andrew J. Dunning
Papers from 1997
Pooling Community Data for Community Interventions When the Number of Pairs is Small, Paula Diehr, Ted Lystig, Holly Andrilla, and Ziding Feng
Multiple Outcomes in Health Services Research: Hypothesis Tests and Power, Donald C. Martin, Paula Diehr, Thomas D. Koepsell, and Stephan D. Fihn
Papers from 1994
An Empirical Study of Small-Area Variation for ICD-9 Surgical Procedures, Paula Diehr, Kevin Cain, Zhan Ye, and John Loeser
Papers from 1993
Breaking the Matches in a Paired T-Test for Community Interventions When the Number of Pairs is Small, Paula Diehr, Don C. Martin, Thomas D. Koepsell, and Allen D. Cheadle
Papers from 1992
The Multiple Admission Factor (MAF) in Small Area Variation Analysis, Kevin Cain and Paula Diehr
Papers from 1989
Regression Models for Bivariate Binary Responses, Juni Palmgren
Papers from 1980
Papers from 1978
Statistical Measures for Admission Rates, Paula Diehr