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Student & Alumni Achievements

Ohio State Biostatistics Student Paper Selected by ASA

Mr. Robert Ashmead, fifth-year doctoral student in the Interdisciplinary PhD Program in biostatistics, is the recipient of the American Statistical Association (ASA) Survey Research Methods, Government Statistics, and Social Statistics Sections’ Student Paper Award. Mr. Ashmead has developed a new statistical estimation strategy that has important public health implications. The method, which he is developing as part of his dissertation research with biostatistics professor Bo Lu, will be used to investigate how the Affordable Care Act insurance expansion may impact the health status of Ohioans and the health system in Ohio, using data from the Ohio Medicaid Assessment Survey.