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American Public Health Association
133rd Annual Meeting & Exposition
December 10-14, 2005
Philadelphia, PA
APHA 2005
Session: Innovations in Biostatistical Methods and Applications
3317.0: Monday, December 12, 2005: 2:30 PM-4:00 PM
Innovations in Biostatistical Methods and Applications
The purpose of this session is to demonstrate new biostatistical and statistical techniques used in epidemiological, environmental health, health services and behavioral and social health science research. The relationship between the theoretical foundations of biostatistical methods and their recent applications are highlighted in this session.
Learning Objectives: 1)Learn why bootstrap is necessary for multilevel modeling when the normality assumption is violated and/or the number of level-2 units is small. 2)Learn the form of a mixed effects model with linear splines with random knots. 3)Analyze various types of public health data under conditions of heterogeneity of variance. 4)Learn how to fit multidimensional mixture models to obtain cluster solutions
Presider(s):Peter B. Imrey, PhD
2:30 PMResidual bootstrap: An approach for multilevel modeling with a small number of level 2 units
Jichuan Wang, PhD, Michael Kepler, MS, Russel Falck, MA, Robert G. Carlson, PhD
2:50 PMA mixed effects model with splines with random knot locations  [ Recorded presentation ]
Patrick Crockett, PhD, Eric Harvey, PhD, Xuguang Guo, PhD, David Francis, PhD, Pim Brouwers, PhD
3:10 PMTesting covariate-adjusted group means in the presence of heterogeneity of within-group variance
William T. Robinson, PhD, Leann Myers, PhD
3:30 PMMultidimensional mixture model based clustering with application to spatiotemporal data
Eric Harvey, PhD, Robert C. Lee, MS, Patrick Crockett, PhD
See individual abstracts for presenting author's disclosure statement and author's information.
Organized by:Statistics
Endorsed by:Community Health Planning and Policy Development; Epidemiology; Mental Health; Population, Family Planning, and Reproductive Health
CE Credits:CME, Health Education (CHES), Nursing

The 133rd Annual Meeting & Exposition (December 10-14, 2005) of APHA