I am contributing a chapter to a book (proposed title: Randomized controlled trials in medical research – gold standard or unhealthy fixation) and the book editor wanted a brief biography that emphasized “any relevant teaching experience within Medicine or allied health sciences.” So I adapted an earlier short biography to put in some of my teaching experience. Here it is.

Stephen D. Simon received a Ph.D. in Statistics from the University of Iowa in 1982. He is a part-time faculty member in the Department of Biomedical and Health Informatics at the University of Missouri-Kansas City, where he teaches “Clinical Research Methods,” “Introduction to R,” and “Introduction to SAS.” He has over 90 peer-reviewed publications in a diverse range of medical specialties (Asthma/Allergy, Audiology, Behavioral Medicine, Cardiology, Dermatology, Emergency Medicine, Endocrinology, Genomics, Nephrology, Nursing, Oncology, Pediatrics, Pharmacy, Reproductive Medicine, Teratology, and Toxicology). Four of these publications have won major awards. He has written a book, Statistical Evidence in Medical Trials, which covers critical appraisal of the statistical issues in medical research publications. He is also is the author of a major website and blog about Statistics, Research Ethics, and Evidence Based Medicine (www.pmean.com, blog.pmean.com). One of his current research interests is using Bayesian models to forecast patient accrual in clinical trials.

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