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Biostatistical Innovations

As well as having core faculty members from the Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, we here at the Cancer Prevention and Control Program also frequently collaborate with statisticians from around campus and outside of the university to conduct studies involving novel biostatistical methods in the field of cancer research.

Ongoing and Completed Studies

Development of Smoking Estimates for South Carolina Using Weighted, Multilevel Prediction Models

Principal Investigator: Jan Marie Eberth

Funding Source: US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control

Study Period: 9/26/146/30/16

The goal of this project is to make model-based small area estimates of smoking prevalence, cessation, secondhand smoke and policy adoption among South Carolina adults and their respective home/workplace environments. Specifically, we plan to utilize data from the 2014 SC Adult Tobacco Survey, supplemented with county-level data from sources such as the American Community Survey, to predict the prevalence of smoking (and other relevant outcomes) among adults in each county in SC.

Identifying and Updating Public Health Impacts and Hazard Probabilities for Public Health and Medical Preparedness, Phase IIIA/IIIB

Co-Principal Investigator: Jan Marie Eberth

Funding Source: Florida Department of Health, US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Study Period: 10/14/136/30/14

The purpose of this study was to collect and utilize information about the social, medical and hazard vulnerability of Florida counties to create indices related to disaster resilience, public health and medical preparedness, capacity and disaster risk.