Paul Rathouz, Ph.D. is Professor of Population Health and the founding Director of the Biomedical Data Science (BDS) Hub at the Dell Medical School at The University of Texas at Austin. He completed a doctorate in biostatistics (in the area of estimating functions) at Johns Hopkins University in 1997, a Master of Science in biostatistics at UNC-Chapel Hill in 1993 and a Bachelor of Arts in mathematics at Rice University in 1986.
He has worked and continues to work extensively in the field of developmental psychopathology, as well as on a variety of epidemiological studies, and in the area of health services research. Two current foci are: health services and outcomes research in surgery (in particular trials of interventions to improve provider-patient communications); and population-based studies in developmental disabilities, including a longitudinal study of speech and language impairments in children with cerebral palsy. Past areas of methodological research include estimating functions, errors in regression covariates, missing data in highly-stratified studies, applied health econometrics, and behavior genetics (especially twin studies). Rathouz has active research in the areas of generalized linear models; the analysis of longitudinal, multivariate or clustered data; and outcome dependent sampling and other sampling problems related to missing data.
Before coming to The University of Texas at Austin, Paul completed nearly eight years as Chair of the Department of Biostatistics and Medical Informatics at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health. Previously, he was Assistant and then Associate Professor in the Department of Health Studies at the University of Chicago for 13 years.
The BDS Hub is intended as a collaborative resource for data science activity, including both clinical and population health biostatistics and bioinformatics, among other quantitative areas. To build out the Hub, Rathouz aims to develop and tap strong connections to the rich University of Texas at Austin scholarly community to advance basic and translational science in the Dell Medical School.
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