BIOST 517 - University of Washington: Fall, 2012

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Scott S. Emerson, M.D., Ph.D.
Professor of Biostatistics
Department of Biostatistics
University of Washington

Applied Biostatistics I
Introduction to the analysis of biomedical data. Descriptive and inferential statistical analysis for discrete, continuous, and right censored random variables. Analytic methods based on elementary parametric and non-parametric models for one sample; two sample (independent and paired), stratified sample, and simple regression problems.

Instructor:Scott S. Emerson, M.D., Ph.D.


Navneet Hakhu
Office Hours (HSLIC Learning Commons): Mo 4 - 7p; Tu 4 - 7p

Linbo Wang
Office Hours (HSLIC Learning Commons): Su 2:30 - 5p; Tu 9:30 - 11a; Th 8:30 - 10:30a

Office:HSB F673
Office Hours:Tu 3:00pm - 5:00pm
(or by appointment)

Times and Places
Lectures : MWF 9:30am - 10:20am HSD 209
Disc AA : M 8:30am - 9:20am HST 473
Disc AC : Tu 8:30am - 9:20am HST 635
Disc AB : W 8:30am - 9:20am HST 473
Disc AA : F 8:30am - 9:20am HST 359

Syllabus and General Information
BIOST 517 Syllabus (pdf)

Information and Tutorials on Stata
Ordering Stata IC through Grad Plan
Prof. Jim Hughes’ Stata tutorials (requires UWnet ID)

R Materials
Functions for descriptive statistics (revised 20121025)      R source code      Help files
Functions for one sample inference (revised 20121110)      R source code      Help files
Functions for regression (revised 20121206)      R source code      Help files
             Tutorial re HW #4 R code

Supplemental Materials
Approach to analyzing a data set (pdf)
Use of Logarithmic Transformations (pdf)

Course Materials

Day  Date   HandoutsVideosHW AssignedHW DueMiscellaneous
MonSep 24 Lecture 1 Lecture     Discussion HW #1 (Keys: Key Stata Excel    
WedSep 26 Lecture 2 Lecture      
FriSep 28 Lecture 3 Lecture     Discussion      
MonOct 1   Lecture      
WedOct 3 Lecture 4 Lecture HW #2 (Keys: Key     HW #1  
FriOct 5 Quiz Lecture   Quiz HW: Video
MonOct 8 Lecture 5 Lecture      
WedOct 10 Lecture 6 (No video)   HW #2  
FriOct 12   Lecture HW #3 (Keys: Key Stata Excel    
MonOct 15   Lecture      
WedOct 17 Lecture 7 Lecture      
FriOct 19   Lecture HW #4 (Keys: Key Stata Excel HW #3  
MonOct 22   Lecture      
WedOct 24 Lecture 8 (No video)      
FriOct 26 Quiz Lecture   HW #4; Quiz HW: Video Handout
MonOct 29   Lecture HW #5 (Keys: Key Stata      
WedOct 31 Lecture 9 Lecture      
FriNov 2 Lecture 10 Lecture   HW #5 Review (HST 747 3 - 5pm)
MonNov 5 Midterm   Midterm   Midterm  
WedNov 7 Lecture 11 Lecture HW #6 (Keys:      
FriNov 9   Lecture      
MonNov 12   (Holiday)      
WedNov 14   Lecture   HW #6  
FriNov 16 Lecture 12 (rev) Lecture Project      
MonNov 19   Lecture HW #7 (Keys:      
WedNov 21 Lecture 12 (rev) Lecture      
FriNov 23   (Holiday)      
MonNov 26 Lecture 13 Lecture      
WedNov 28 Lecture 14 Lecture   Discussion   HW #7; Project SAP Proj Disc: DFMO   Leukemia
FriNov 30   Lecture HW #8 (Keys: Key      
MonDec 3 Lecture 15 Lecture      
TueDec 4       Project Draft  
WedDec 5   Lecture     Ref Rpt Examples 1 2 3
ThuDec 4       Referee Report  
FriDec 7   Lecture   HW #8  
WedDec 12   Final Exam   Final Project  


Adult FEVadultfev.docadultfev.txt
Audiology audio.docaudio.csv
Beta carotene (summarized) carot.doccarot.txt
Detailed Beta carotenebcarot.docbcarot.txt
DSST (cognitive function test)dsst.docdsst.txt
Chemosensitizers in Chemotherapychemo.docchemo.txt
FEV and Smoking in Childrenfev.docfev.txt
Biomarkers of Inflammationinflamm.docinflamm.txt
Clinical Trial Idarubicin in AMLleukemia.docleukemia.txt
Mayo Clinic PBCliver.docliver.txt
MRI and Cerebral Atrophymri.pdfmri.txt
PBC Trial Laboratorymtxlabs.docmtxlabs.txt
PBC Trial Outcomesmtxotcm.docmtxotcm.txt
Clinical Trial in Non-Small Cell Lung Cancernsclc.docnsclc.txt
Screening Data For PBCpbcscreen.docpbcscreen.txt
Salarysalary.doc, initsalary.docsalary.txt