In August 2021, Dr. Buchanan organized an invited session at the New England Statistical Society (NESS) symposium titled “Novel statistical approaches for public health and education studies with clustering and network features”. This session highlighted key work from the URI Avenir team and collaborators.
Dr. Youjin Lee presented “Partially Pooled Propensity Score Models for Average Treatment Effect Estimation with Multilevel Data”. Dr. Hilary Aroke presented “Novel Application of a Multistate Model to Investigate the Opioid Use Disorder Care Cascade among Medicaid Enrollees in Rhode Island”. Dr. TingFang Lee presented “Toward Evaluation of Disseminated Effects of Non-Randomized HIV Prevention Interventions Among Observed Networks of People who Inject Drugs”. Dr. Ashley Buchanan presented “Spillover of Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis for HIV Prevention: Evaluating the Importance of Effect Modification using an Agent-Based Model”.