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UAB Evaluates Pool Screening When Sampling Large Geographic Area

Dr. Thomas Birkner, a former pre-doctoral and postdoctoral fellow in the department of biostatistics at the University of Alabama at Birmingham – collaborating with department colleagues Dr. Inmaculada Aban, associate professor, and Dr. Charles R. Katholi, Professor Emeritus – presented a frequentist Bernoulli-Beta hierarchical model to relax the constant prevalence assumption underlying the traditional prevalence estimation approach based on pooled data. This assumption is called into question when sampling from a large geographic area.