Dr. Wei-Hsuan “Jenny” Lo-Ciganic to deliver methods workshop on Jan. 22

“Applying group-based trajectory modeling in health outcomes research”

Presented by Dr. Wei-Hsuan Jenny Lo-Ciganic, Ph.D.

Workshop Description: This workshop presents the application of group-based trajectory modeling (GBTM) that captures and embraces the dynamic nature of individual behaviors and medication utilization outcome changes over time. Distinct patterns that change over time may have important implications for treatment outcomes and prognoses, and are unlikely to be distinguished by commonly used, single-value possession measures. This workshop will first give an overview of basic GBTM concepts and methods used for different types of data and their practical applications in healthcare and pharmaceutical outcomes research.

Date: Friday, January 22, 2021

Time: 12pm-2pm EST

Location: Zoom (link will be provided upon completion of registration)

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Dr. Wei-Hsuan Jenny Lo-Ciganic is a pharmacoepidemiologist and Assistant Professor in the Department of Pharmaceutical Outcomes and Policy at the University of Florida College of Pharmacy. She is also a core faculty member in the Center for Drug Evaluation and Safety (CoDES) at the University of Florida College of Pharmacy. Her research agenda focuses on improving drug safety, medication adherence, pain management, and treatment for substance use disorders. Dr. Lo-Ciganic has extensive experience applying advanced predictive analytics including machine learning and group-based trajectory modeling with large healthcare datasets. She has served as Principal Investigator (PI) and Co-Investigator (Co-I) on multiple federally and organization funded grants using advanced predictive analytics.

For more information about the Brandeis-Harvard NIDA Center, please visit our website. For recordings of past methods workshops and symposia, please visit the Center Activities page.

Lo-Ciganic - Jan. 22 presentation