Brenda Gillespie

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Biological Sciences, Healthcare Research, Informatics
Data Visualization, Databases and Data management, Image Data, Machine Learning, Mathematical and Statistical Modeling, Statistics

Brenda Gillespie

Associate Professor

Biostatistics, School of Public Health

Research Associate Professor, Biostatistics, School of Public Health, Associate Director, Center for Statistical Consultation and Research and Research Scientist, Center for Statistical Consultation and Research

Brenda Gillespie, PhD, is Associate Director inĀ Consulting for Statistics, ComputingĀ and Analytics Research (CSCAR) with a secondary appointment as Associate Research Professor in the department of Biostatistics in the School of Public Health at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. She provides statistical collaboration and support for numerous research projects at the University of Michigan. She teaches Biostatistics courses as well as CSCAR short courses in survival analysis, regression analysis, sample size calculation, generalized linear models, meta-analysis, and statistical ethics. Her major areas of expertise are clinical trials and survival analysis.

Prof. Gillespie’s research interests are in the area of censored data and clinical trials. One research interest concerns the application of categorical regression models to the case of censored survival data. This technique is useful in modeling the hazard function (instead of treating it as a nuisance parameter, as in Cox proportional hazards regression), or in the situation where time-related interactions (i.e., non-proportional hazards) are present. An investigation comparing various categorical modeling strategies is currently in progress.

Another area of interest is the analysis of cross-over trials with censored data. Brenda has developed (with M. Feingold) a set of nonparametric methods for testing and estimation in this setting. Our methods out-perform previous methods in most cases.