Professor Odd Aalen
Odd Aalen is a professor of biostatistics at the University of Oslo, Norway. Aalen is renowned for his long record and a primary research interests in survival analysis and event history analyses. His name has been linked to several statistical methods, such as the Nelson-Aalen estimator, the Aalen-Johansen estimator, and Aalen’s linear regression model. He is also known for his work within the field of models for the analyses of heterogeneity (frailty models). The later years he has a particular interest in causal inference, with a special link to the analyses of longitudinal data
Professor Dominique Declerck
Dominique Declerck graduated as a dentist at the KU Leuven (University of Leuven)(Belgium) in 1984 and obtained her doctoral degree in 1989, at the same university. Currently she is the head of the Department of Oral Health Sciences at KU Leuven. Research work is situated within the field of oral health epidemiology. She was the initiator and scientific coordinator of the Signal Tandmobiel®project, a longitudinal oral health promotion project in Flemish schoolchildren (1996-2002) and launched an oral health promotion intervention study, the Smile for Life project, in young children (2003-2011). She is a member of the Dental Council since 1999 and was elected member of the Royal College of Physicians in 2006. She is founding member and current President of the Belgian Academy of Pediatric Dentistry and member of the Education Committee of the European Academy for Pediatric Dentistry. She was president of the European Association of Dental Public Health between 2005 and 2007.
Professor Jay Kaufman
Jay S. Kaufman holds a doctorate in epidemiologic science from the University of Michigan (1995). After a post-doctoral position at Loyola Stritch School of Medicine (Chicago, IL) from 1995-1997, he was Medical Epidemiologist at Carolinas Medical Center (Charlotte, NC) from 1997 to 1999. From 1999 through 2008 he held a position as Assistant and Associate Professor at the University of North Carolina School of Public Health at Chapel Hill. In 2009 he began his current position as Professor and Canada Research Chair in Health Disparities in the Department of Epidemiology, Biostatistics and Occupational Health at McGill University. Dr. Kaufman's work focuses on social epidemiology, analytic methodology, causal inference and on a variety of health outcomes including oral, cardiovascular, psychiatric and infectious diseases. He is an editor at the journal “Epidemiology” and an associate editor at “American Journal of Epidemiology”. With J. Michael Oakes he is the co-editor of the textbook “Methods in Social Epidemiology”
Professor KyungMann Kim
Native of Korea, Dr. Kim is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Madison with a PhD degree in Statistics. He was Assistant and Associate Professor of Biostatistics at Harvard School of Public Health and the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Associate Professor of Biostatistics at the University of Michigan School of Public Health, and Visiting Associate Professor of Ophthalmology at Johns Hopkins University. He is currently Professor of Biostatistics and Statistics at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He is an elected Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science and the Society for Clinical Trials as well as the American Statistical Association. His area of statistical research includes sequential methods and interim analysis, clustered data analysis including longitudinal analysis of panel count data and dental caries data, and methods for clinical trials, and his collaborative research has been primarily in clinical and translational research in cancer, cardiovascular diseases, immunology among others.
Professor Emmanuel Lesaffre
Emmanuel Lesaffre has done his undergraduate degree in Mathematics at the University of Antwerp and Doctorate in Science at KU Leuven (both in Belgium). Currently, he is full professor at L-Biostat, visiting professor at the University of Hasselt and honorary professor at Erasmus University in Rotterdam. Emmanuel Lesaffre is the co-founder of the local Royal Statistical Society group “Three Country Corner”. He has been the Secretary and the President of the International Society of Clinical Biostatistics (ISCB) in 2007 and 2008, the founding chair of the Statistical Modelling Society (2002-4). He has taught elementary courses on biomedical and dental statistics to medical and dental students, Bayesian statistics, multivariate analysis, regression analysis, repeated measurements analysis as part of master programs in (Bio)statistics at KULeuven, UHasselt, Erasmus MC at Rotterdam and the University of Leiden. Apart from these courses he has taught advanced statistics courses at various conferences and universities.
Professor Murray Thomson
Murray Thomson is an experienced dental researcher and specialist in dental public health. He is Head of the Department of Oral Sciences in the School of Dentistry at Otago University. A keen runner and somewhat mediocre bridge player, he is also Editor-in-Chief of Community Dentistry and Oral Epidemiology, and Associate Editor for the European Journal of Oral Sciences. To date, he has published 255 research papers and 5 book chapters in the scientific literature. Thomson has been honoured with two IADR Distinguished Scientist Awards (the 2010 H. Trendley Dean Memorial Award and the 2014 Geriatric Oral Research Award). He was the Editor of the New Zealand Dental Journal from 2007 to 2014.
Professor Stein Atle Lie
Stein Atle Lie is professor in biostatistics at the Department of Clinical Dentistry, University of Bergen, Norway. Lie is also a biostatistical advisor at the Norwegian Arthoplasty Register. He has a long record on event history analyses and analyses of longitudinal data. Lie has in particular worked with problem related to the analyses of register data. Lately he has focused on repeated outcomes and correlated data.
Postdoc Roy M Nilsen
Roy Miodini Nilsen, PhD, is a biostatistician with a special focus on longitudinal modelling in epidemiological research. He is a Postdoctoral researcher at the University of Bergen, Norway, and a biostatistical research advisor at the Haukeland University Hospital, Bergen, Norway. He collaborates with International Clearinghouse for Birth Defects Surveillance and Research in Rome, and had a two-year research stay there from 2012 to 2014. His main areas of research are autism spectrum disorders and maternal nutritional status during pregnancy.