2019 Program Summary


Jason is a Professor and Chair of the Department of Biostatistics and Epidemiology at Rutgers University, Co-Director of the biostatistics core for the New Jersey Alliance For Clinical and Translational Science, and Co-Director of the Center for Causal Inference. He has expertise in Bayesian methods, causal inference, and missing data. His primary recent methodological research has focused on developing flexible Bayesian models for complex observational data, especially from large healthcare databases. He has collaborated in a wide variety of clinical research areas, including chronic kidney disease, chronic viral hepatitis infection, and HIV.


Nandita Mitra, PhD is Professor of Biostatistics, Vice-Chair of Faculty Professional Development, Chair of the Graduate Group in Epidemiology and Biostatistics, and Co-Director of the Center for Causal Inference at the University of Pennsylvania. Her primary methodological research focuses on propensity score and instrumental variables approaches to the analysis of observational data and causal inference approaches to cost-effectiveness estimation. Her collaborative research areas include cancer outcomes, cancer genetics, health policy, and health economics.

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