2022 Allan Donner Lecture: Guangyong Zou, PhD

Date: Friday, April 01
Time: 1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Location: Zoom (details below)

"Risk Ratios by Regression: A Statistical Method That Has Made Real Impact on Medical Research"


Guangyong Zou, PhD

Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics
Robarts Research Institute
Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry
Western University

Director, Biostatistics
Alimentiv Inc (formerly Robarts Clinical Trials, Inc)

About Allen Donner, PhD FRSC:


Allan Donner, PhD, FRSC, is a Professor Emeritus in the Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics at Western University and a former Director, Biostatistics, at Robarts Clinical Trials, Inc. He did his undergraduate work at the University of Manitoba and obtained his Doctorate degree in Statistics from Harvard University, followed by four years at the Channing Laboratory, Harvard Medical School. He served as Chair of the Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics at Western from 1987 to 2003.

Allan Donner's methodological research includes extensive contributions to the design and analysis of clinical trials, including many publications in leading journals, frequent invited presentations, and service on numerous Data Safety and Monitoring Committees. His interest in cluster randomization trials has led to his participation in several perinatal epidemiology trials sponsored by the World Health Organization and trials of vaccination strategies designed to prevent typhoid and cholera in developing countries, as sponsored by the International Vaccine Institute.  Allan Donner is also co-author (with Neil Klar, PhD) of the book “Design and Analysis of Cluster Randomization Trials in Health Research” (Wiley, 2000), the first text in this field that focused exclusively on randomized trials conducted in the Health Sciences.

Over the course of his career, Allan Donner has been a member of several Health Canada Advisory Committees including the Committee on Pharmaceutical Sciences and Clinical Pharmacology. He is currently a Fellow of the American Statistical Association, the American College of Epidemiology and the Royal Society of Canada.

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