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Mar 18: Statistics in Practice

Statistics in Practice

In this week’s Brief, we look at the coronavirus, and the problem of estimating prevalence and mortality.  Our course spotlight is

  • Nov 8 – Dec 6:  Epidemiologic Statistics (we’re adding a spring session – email us to be notified when registration opens at

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Coronavirus – in Search of the Elusive Denominator

What’s the ultimate impact of coronavirus?  Is it Italy’s 7% death rate, coupled with Angela Merkel’s estimate that 80% of the population will get the disease?  Let’s unpack the numbers with some useful data from the Diamond Princess, and […]

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Standardized Death Rates

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Course Spotlight

Nov 8 – Dec 6:  Epidemiologic Statistics

(We’re adding a spring session – email us to be notified when registration opens at

  • Distinguish between observational, cross-sectional and case-control designs
  • Calculate relevant disease metrics
  • Calculate metrics for measuring the impact of treatment
  • Describe the issues involved in controlling for extraneous factors

Your instructor is Dr. Eli Rosenberg, Professor of Epidemiology at the SUNY Albany School of Public Health. His federally-funded research program focuses on the conduct of epidemiologic studies of HIV prevention and HIV surveillance in the United States.  The course developer is Dr. David Kleinbaum,  Professor of Epidemiology at the Rollins School of Public Health at Emory University, and internationally known for his textbooks in statistical and epidemiologic methods.

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