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How to Complete the Incomplete

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Dr. Ofer Harel, PhD will present a lecture on“How to Complete the Incomplete: A Statistical Antidote for Incomplete Data Sets” at the CHIP Colloquium Room on the first floor of the Ryan Building at 2006 Hillside Road at the University of Connecticut in Storrs Tuesday September 9th from 12:30-1:30 pm.

Missing data is a common complication in medical, sociological and public health research. Most of the time researchers tend to ignore this obvious difficulty. In this presentation, I will introduce the missing data problem, introduce several different solutions and argue that considerable thought is needed before analyzing incomplete data.

Dr. Harel is an associate professor in the Department of Statistics at the University of Connecticut. He received his doctorate in statistics in 2003 from the Pennsylvania State University; where he developed his methodological expertise in the areas of missing data techniques, diagnostic tests, longitudinal studies, bayesian methods, sampling techniques, mixture models, latent class analysis, and statistical consulting. He later received his post-doctoral training at the University of Washington, Department of Biostatistics, where he worked for the HSR&D Center of Excellence, VA Puget Sound Healthcare System, and the National Alzheimer’s Coordinating Center (NACC).

In addition, Dr. Harel has served as a biostatistical consultant nationally and internationally since 1997. Through his collaborative consulting, Dr. Harel has been involved with a variety of research fields including, but not limited to Alzheimer’s, diabetes, nutrition, HIV/AIDS, and alcohol and drug abuse prevention. Dr. Harel has supervised several undergraduate and graduate students.

For more information call 860 486-5917.

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