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Stats + Stories: The Stats Behind Your Medical Care

Jan 11, 2020

Dr. Harrell is the founding chair of the Vanderbilt Biostatistics department.
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WYSO is partnering with Stats and Stories, a podcast produced at Miami University.

At some point in your life you or someone you love will have an illness that you hope will be addressed with a medical treatment. The decision to use this treatment will be based on medical research, you hope. The reliability of medical research will be the focus of this episode of Stats and Stories, where we explore the statistics behind the stories and the stories behind the statistics. John Bailer and Richard Campbell are joined by Frank Harrell, the founding chair of the Vanderbilt Biostatistics department, as well as Expert Statistical Advisor for the office of Biostatistics for the Center for Drug Evaluation and Research at the FDA. He has written impactful books on modeling software packages to facilitate analyses, and hundreds of scientific papers.

Stats and Stories is a partnership between Miami University's Departments of Statistics and Media, Journalism and Film and the American Statistical Association. You can follow us on Twitter or iTunes. If you'd like to share your thoughts on our program, send your e-mail to statsandstories@miamioh.edu and be sure to listen for future editions of Stats and Stories where we discuss the statistics behind the stories and the stories behind the statistics.