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Biostatistics Professor Invited to Serve as Guest Editor for International Journal

Biostatistics Professor Invited to Serve as Guest Editor for International Journal


Published: Friday, May 27, 2022

Dr. Sixia Chen, an associate professor from the Department of Biostatistics and Epidemiology was recently invited to serve as a guest editor a special issue of the International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health on "Innovative Statistical Analysis in Public Health”.  Dr. Chen has more than 14 years practical and theoretical research experience with survey sampling and missing data analysis problems.

Before joining OUHSC, Dr. Chen served as the senior sampling statistician at Westat research organization (a world leading research organization in survey sampling and methods research) from 2012 to 2015. Dr. Chen has served as PI, Co-PI and Co-I for multiple local and national grants including NIH. He has extensive inter-/multi-disciplinary research experience in data integration, missing data analysis, survey sampling, biostatistics, tobacco research, and Native American health disparity. Recently, Dr. Chen has started to work on machine learning and big data research with three funded NIH grants (two as the PI) related to machine learning.

He has more than 26 methodological publications in top statistical journals (23 are first author articles) and more than 39 collaborative publications in other fields. He is now serving as associate editor for the following four top statistical peer reviewed journals: Journal of Korean Statistical Society, Scandinavian Journal of Statistics, Journal of Survey Statistics and Methodology (Top 2 journals in survey statistics and methodology in the world), Survey Methodology, and director of Novel Methodologies Unit of Biostatistics, Epidemiology, and Research Design Core of the Oklahoma Shared Clinical and Translational Resources (OSCTR). In addition, Dr. Chen is now serving as the president of American Statistical Association Oklahoma Chapter. Dr. Chen is a Faculty Affiliate of the TSET Health Promotion Research Center and a full member of the Cancer Prevention and Control research program at Stephenson Cancer Center at OUHSC. He performs as faculty biostatistician for Biomedical and Behavioral Methodology Core, Biostatistics Core for Stephenson Cancer Center and Sooner Survey Center at OUHSC. He has also served as a consultant for the Tribal Epidemiology Center of the Southern Plains Tribal Health Board of Oklahoma since 2016. Dr. Chen wathe s awarded 2020 Hudson College of Public Health Faculty Board Award for Outstanding Teaching and 2022 Provost's Research Award for Junior Faculty.