"Interface of HIV, clinical medicine, and causal inference"

When Dec 03, 2010
from 08:30 AM to 09:30 AM
Where 1131 Bioinformatics
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Contact Phone (919) 966-2536
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The Center for Infectious Diseases and the Institute for Global Health and Infectious Diseases co-sponsor a weekly conference series featuring distinguished clinicians and scientists from UNC, local universities and other national and international institutions. The topics are varied and appeal to not only infectious disease specialists, but also professionals in epidemiology, public health, microbiology, biostatistics and other global health-related disciplines.

Maya Petersen is an Assistant Professor of Biostatistics and Epidemiology at the University of California, Berkeley. She received an M.D. from the University of California, San Francisco and a Ph.D. in Biostatistics from Berkeley. Maya’s research interests include the treatment of HIV resistant to antiretroviral drugs, the use of antiretroviral therapy in the developing world, and combined approaches for prevention and treatment of HIV infection. Methodologically, she is interested in the application of causal inference methods to observational clinical datasets, the development of methods to estimate individualized treatment strategies (known as dynamic treatment regimes), and the evaluation of community-based interventions. Maya has a strong interest in the interface between biostatistics, epidemiology, and clinical medicine, including the communication of new statistical methods to non-statistical audiences, and the application of advances in biological and clinical understanding of disease to drive the development of new statistical methodologies.