Statistical Review with Distributed Data
In the fourth webinar in HDRN Canada’s Federated Analysis: State of the Science Collective Learning Series, Dr. Nichole Austin and Dr. Félix Camirand Lemyre will demonstrate the statistical analyses that can and cannot be conducted using practical examples. Moderated by Dr. Kim McGrail, the discussion will focus on key aspects around the value and challenges of using distributed data, as well as the areas where more scientific development is needed.
About the Speakers
Dr. Nichole Austin is an Assistant Professor in the School of Health Administration at Dalhousie University, with a cross-appointment in the Department of Community Health and Epidemiology. She is an epidemiologist with research interests in health policy evaluation, health inequities and reproductive health. Recent and current projects explore the impact of supply-side abortion regulations on US abortion rates and provider availability, the impact of Canadian primary care reforms on medication management, and the relationship between provincial assisted reproduction coverage and subsequent fertility/birth outcomes.
Dr. Félix Camirand Lemyre is a statistician, methodologist and professor in the Department of Mathematics at the Université de Sherbrooke (UdS) . He is also the director of the Statistical Consulting Center at UdS, a member of the Centre de recherche du Centre hospitalier universitaire de Sherbrooke and a researcher with GRIIS. His research centres on statistical inference for exposures with measurement errors, dependence modelling, distributed data and time series analysis.
Dr. Kim McGrail is the CEO and Scientific Director of HDRN Canada. She is a Professor in the School of Population and Public Health at the University of British Columbia, Director of Research for UBC Health, and Scientific Director of Population Data BC. Her research interests are quantitative policy evaluation and all aspects of population data science.