Naihua Duan, Ph.D.
Professor of Biostatistics (in Psychiatry)
Dr. Naihua Duan is Professor of Biostatistics (in Psychiatry) in the Department of Psychiatry at Columbia University Medical Center.
Dr. Duan received a B.S. in mathematics from National Taiwan University, an M.A. in mathematical statistics from Columbia University, and a Ph.D. in statistics from Stanford University. He is an accomplished practicing biostatistician with research interests in health services research, prevention research, sample design and experimental design, model robustness, transformation models, multilevel modeling, nonparametric and semi-parametric regression methods, and environmental exposure assessment.
Dr. Duan is an elected fellow of the American Statistical Association and the Institute of Mathematical Statistics; he is a member of the editorial board for Statistica Sinica and Health Services & Outcomes Research Methodology, and a former associate editor for the Journal of the American Statistical Association. He served on a number of national and international panels, such as the Institute of Medicine’s Committee on Organ Procurement and Transplantation Policy and Committee on Assessing the Medical Risks of Human Oocyte Donation for Stem Cell Research, the National Research Council’s Committee on Carbon Monoxide Episodes in Meteorological and Topological Problems Areas, and the National Institute of Mental Health’s Behavioral Sciences Workgroup.
Undergraduate: National Taiwan University, B.S., 1967-1972
Graduate: Columbia University, M.A., 1974-1975
Doctoral Degree: Stanford University, Ph.D., 1975-1979
NYS Psychiatric Institute
Room Old PI R209 Unit/Box:Biostatistics Division
1051 Riverside Drive
New York, NY 10032
Dr. Naihua Duan's primary research interest is in the application of biostatistics to various areas of psychiatric research, such as mental health services research, comparative effectiveness research, HIV prevention, pragmatic clinical trials, etc.
1. Duan N: Smearing estimate: A nonparametric retransformation method. Journal of the American Statistical Association 1983;78: 605-610
2. Duan N: The adjoint projection pursuit regression. Journal of the American Statistical Association 1990;85: 1029-1038
3. Duan N: Listening to consumers and HIV vaccine preparedness. The Lancet 2005;365: 1119-21
4. Duan N, Alegria M, Canino G, McGuire TG, Takeuchi D: Survey conditioning in self-reported mental health service use: randomized comparison of alternative instrument formats. Health Serv Res 2007;42: 890-907
5. Duan N, Meng XL, Lin JY, Chen CN, Alegria M: Disparities in Defining Disparities: Statistical Conceptual Frameworks. Statist. Med. In press