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Statistical Applications Using Massive and Emerging Data in Public Health, Thirteenth Biennial CDC Symposium on Statistical Methods, May 24-25, 2011Statistical Applications Using Massive and Emerging Data in Public Health Thirteenth Biennial CDC Symposium on Statistical Methods May 24-25, 2011


2011 Symposium Agenda



 Monday, May 23, 2011  

Short Course: Statistical Analysis of Network Data: Methods and Models

Eric Kolaczyk
8:30 - 9:00 am Sign in
9:00 - 12:00 pm Morning session


12:00 - 1:30 pm Lunch on your own  
1:30 - 4:30 pm Afternoon session  
4:30 - 5:30 pm Discussions with instructor  

 Tuesday, May 24, 2011 Download PDF
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7:30 am – 12:00 Registration  
9:00 – 9:15 am
  Decatur B
Welcome and Introductory Remarks Dr. James Stephens
Myron Katzoff
9:15 – 10:15 am
Room: Decatur B

Keynote Address
Complex Networks: Public Health and Applications of Exponential-Family Random Graph Models

Mark Handcock

10:15 – 10:30 am Break  
10:30 am – 12:05 Invited Session I Speaker
Room: Decatur B Adaptive and Other Sampling Strategies for Small Domains and Hard-to-locate Populations Timothy Green (Chair)
10:35 – 11:05 am

Combining cluster sampling and link-tracing sampling to estimate sizes, totals and means of hidden populations in presence of heterogeneous probabilities of links

Martin Humberto Felix-Medina

11:05 – 11:35 am Adaptive sampling strategies for modeling the relationship of environmental characteristics to health outcomes Mary C. Christman
11:35 – 12:05 pm New methods for inference from link-tracking samples from hidden populations Krista J. Gile
12:05 – 1:30 pm Lunch on Your Own  
12:05 – 1:30 pm Poster Session I Poster Presenter
Commons Area

Analytical innovations in public health surveillance and medical screening


  Using pooled testing to screen heterogeneous populations Christopher R. Bilder
  Detecting comorbidities and assessing their reliability in cross-sectional data Yao-Hua Luo
  Metrics of the Social Contact Networks of Patients and Staff in the Emergency Department Eric Dubois Hill
  The Projection Methods for the Pairwise Comparison of Continuous Distributions Camara Phyllis Jones
  Epidemiologic studies and public health research with data from complex sample surveys  
  The performance of predicted marginal and conditional marginal methods for estimating model-adjusted prevalence ratios in complex sample surveys Zhen Zhao
  Use of Pooled Samples from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey Samuel P. Caudill
  Racial Disparities Study in Diabetes-Related Complications Using National Health Survey Data Fengxia Yan
  Attitudes toward mental illness--37 States, District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico, 2007 and 2009 Lucas Godoy Garraza
  Use of a Nationally Representative Sample of Administrative Claims Data to Estimate Incidence of a Rare Neonatal Infection: Comparison of Data Processing Times Across a Variety of Computing Platforms Elaine W. Flagg
  Experiences with secondary analysis of existing privately held, restricted or otherwise non-public release data sets in epidemiologic studies and public health research: methodological issues and success stories  
  Examination of health content of large consumer research surveys 2004 - 2010 for use in public health communication planning William E. Pollard
  The effect of spirometry on children with asthma: a propensity score method approach Tursynbek Nurmagambetov
  Pharmaceutical data as a proxy measure for rural population health: proof of concept with correlations to a national health survey Ronald E. Cossman
  Clustering Techniques for Symbolic Multimodal-valued Data Jaejik Kim
  Establishing Data Standards with a major data consolidator – What happens when you assume Lillian Shengjung Lin
1:30 – 3:05 pm Invited Session II Speaker
  New Developments in Quality-Preserving Statistical Disclosure Limitation (SDL) Lawrence H. Cox (Chair)
1:35 – 2:00 pm

The Role of Transparency (or not) in SDL

Alan F. Karr

2:00 – 2:25 pm SDL and Weighted Data Satkartar Kinney
2:25 – 2:50 pm Are Public Health Data Protected? Lawrence H. Cox
3:05 – 3:20 pm Break  
3:20 – 4:30 pm Contributed Session I Speaker
Room: Henry Oliver

Use of Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Data for Epidemiologic Studies or Public Health Research and Surveillance I

Henry Rolka (Chair)

3:25 – 3:40 pm Using Patient-Assessed Quality of Medicare Plans to Prospectively Predict Mortality among Seniors Marc N. Elliott
3:40 – 3:55 pm Calculating the Longitudinal Extension of Average Attributable Fraction of Death of Older Persons from Multiple, Co-existing Diseases in Medicare Claims Data (CMS) Terrence E. Murphy
3:55 – 4:10 pm

Using Indirect Estimation to Improve Estimates of Racial/Ethnic Disparities on HEDIS Indicators among Medicare Beneficiaries by Improving Administrative Measures of Race/Ethnicity

Marc N. Elliott
4:10 – 4:25 pm Herpes Zoster Vaccination (HZV) among the Elderly Medicare Population in the United States: 2008 Craig M. Hales
Room: Mary Gay Epidemiologic Studies and Public Health Research with Data from Complex Sample Surveys Christopher Johnson (Chair)
3:25 – 3:45 pm Differences in Adult Current Smoking Variable Definitions and Prevalence Estimates—National Health Interview Survey and National Survey on Drug Use and Health Heather Ryan
3:45 – 4:05 pm Integration, analysis, and visualization of massive and emerging health and environmental data in the National Tracking Network Heather Strosnider
4:05 – 4:25 pm Combining Estimates of Influenza Vaccination Coverage from the Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS) and the National 2009 H1N1 Flu Survey, 2009-2010 Carolyn Furlow


 Wednesday, May 25, 2011  
7:30 am – 12:00 Registration  
9:00 – 10:10 am Contributed Session II Speaker
Room: Henry Oliver

Analytical Innovations in Public Health Surveillance I

Felicia Hardnett (Chair)

9:05 – 9:20 am Intervention Models and Joinpoint Regression to Determine Drop in Tuberculosis Morbidity Michael P. Chen
9:20 – 9:35 am Prediction Intervals and Statistical Testing for Ratio Measures of Percent Change Carla A. Winston
9:35 – 9:50 am Application of Change Point Analysis to Daily Influenza-Like-Illness (ILI) Emergency Department (ED) Visits Taha A. Kass-Hout
9:50 – 10:05 am A 27 Year Observational Study of Antidepressants and Suicidal Behavior Andrew C. Leon
Room: Mary Gay Spatial and Temporal Data Analyses for Public Health Surveillance Ryan Wiegand (Chair)
9:05 – 9:20 am Spatio-temporal trends in gender disparities for heart disease mortality Greg Schwartz
9:20 – 9:35 am Tracking heat: Metrics for extreme heat surveillance from modeled meteorological data Ambarish Vaidyanathan
9:35 – 9:50 am Fine Particle Concentration and Low Birth Weight among Term Infants in the U.S. Yongping Hao
9:50 – 10:05 am Utility of Cluster Analysis during a Dengue Epidemic, Puerto Rico, 2010 Luis Manuel Santiago
10:10 – 10:25 am Break  
10:25 – 12:00 pm Invited Session III  
Room:  Decatur B CMS Invited Panel Session: Introduction to CMS Data
This session will present an overview of CMS data resources that can be used for public health research and surveillance. It will include information on available data files and data access methods.
Henry Rolka (Chair)
Jason Petroski
Jennifer Mooney
Barbara Frank
Andy Shatto
12:00 – 1:30 pm Lunch on Your Own  
12:00 – 1:30 pm Poster Session II Poster Presenter

Room:  Commons Area

Spatial and temporal data analyses for public health surveillance


  Hierarchical Bayesian Modeling in Syndromic Surveillance Gauri Sankar Datta
  Application of ArcGIS Geostatistical Analyst and SAS Proc Mixed for Estimating County-Level Monthly Average Temperature in US Liang Wei
  Wavelet-Based Andrews’ Plots: Applications in Visualization of Multidimensional Dental Data Srdjan Lesaja
  Trends in Endometrial Cancer Incidence Rates in the United States, 1999–2006 Linh M. Duong
  Analyses of text, image or qualitative data  
  Predicting Brain Activity using a Bayesian Spatial Model Gordana Derado
  Assessing data regularity in complex wavelet domain: application to mammography image classification Seonghye Jeon
  Bayesian classification of neurons based on stimulated neuron rasters Duchwan Ryu
  Techniques for assessing and monitoring public health practice, preparedness and emergency or disaster response  
  Combining Colony Counts from Plates Robert Blodgett
  Statistical Process Control (SPC) Charts and Assessment of Cancer Surveillance Data Zachary Michael Myles
  Synthesis, development, selection and assessment of statistical models for numeric and non-numeric data: meta-analysis, integrated systematic review, multi-center data analyses and applications of data-mining  
  Challenges and approaches in meta-analysis for risk assessment Karin Hoelzer
  Genomic Studies and Health Effects  
  Bayesian Elastic Net for Multi-Class Classification and Survival Analysis Lingling Zheng
A Quantitative Risk Assessment of the Likelihood of Introduction of Equine Infectious Anaemia Virus into USA via Cloned Horse Embryos Imported from Canada
Asseged B. Dibaba
1:30 – 2:40 pm Contributed Session III
Room: Henry Oliver

Risk Analysis and Secondary Analysis in Epidemiologic Studies and Public Health Research

Henry Roberts (Chair)
1:35 – 1:50 pm Influenza vaccination and asthma – Does it reduce acute asthma episodes? Shubhayu Saha
1:50 – 2:05 pm Use of Alternative Time Scales in Cox Proportional Hazard Models Beth Ann Griffin
2:05 – 2:20 pm Computational System for Classification of Dengue Using Neural Networks Flavio Fonseca Nobre
2:20 – 2:35 pm Revisiting the Economics of Adolescents Meningococcal Vaccination in the United States Under Changed Epidemiology and Vaccine Profile Ismael Ortega-Sanchez
Room:  Mary Gay Use of Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Data for Epidemiologic Studies or Public Health Research and Surveillance II Wendy Wattigney (Chair)
1:35 – 1:50 pm Racial inequities in receipt of influenza vaccination among nursing home residents within and between facilities in the United States Barbara Helen Bardenheier
1:50 – 2:05 pm Association between Physical Injury and Risk of Herpes Zoster among Medicare Beneficiaries in the United States John Zhang
2:05 – 2:20 pm Is New Orleans a Model for Improving Health Care in Underserved Areas? Evidence from CMS Data on Post-Katrina/Rita Immunization and Disparities Benjamin Springgate
2:20 – 2:35 pm Estimating the Medical Costs of Child Maltreatment in the United States Using a New Source of Claims Data Curtis Florence
2:40 – 2:50 pm Break  
2:50 – 4:00 pm Contributed Session IV  
Room:  Henry Oliver

Biometrics Applications to Public Health and Disease Outbreak Surveillance

Timothy Green (Chair)

2:55 – 3:10 pm Simulation of Massive Public Health Data by Power Polynomials Hakan Demirtas
3:10 – 3:25 pm Modeling Between- and Within-subject Variance in Ecological Momentary Assessment (EMA) data using Mixed-effects Location Scale Models Donald Hedeker
3:25 – 3:40 pm A Simple Method for Estimating the Odds Ratio in Matched Case-Control Studies with Incomplete Paired Data Kelly Michelle Miller
3:40 – 3:55 pm Assessing the Early Aberration Reporting System's Ability to Locally Detect the 2009 Influenza Pandemic Ronald D. Fricker
Room: Mary Gay Analytical Innovations in Public Health Surveillance II Myron Katzoff (Chair)
2:55 – 3:15 pm On the Utility of Record-of-Call Paradata in the National Immunization Survey Taylor Lewis
3:15 – 3:35 pm A polynomial regression based framework for constructing longitudinal data from cross-sectional data: a case study using NHANES data on hypertensive patients Min-Jung Kim
3:35 – 3:55 pm Agent-based models for evaluating surveillance Ken Kleinman



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