Courses Taught by Myra Kim

BIOSTAT522: Biostatistical Analysis for Health-Related Studies

  • Graduate level
  • Winter term(s)
  • 3 Credit Hour(s)
  • Instructor(s): Kim, Myra
  • Prerequisites: BIOSTAT521; BIOSTAT501 w/ instructors permission.
  • Description: A second course in applied biostatistical methods and data analysis. Concepts of data analysis and experimental design for health-related studies. Emphasis on categorical data analysis, multiple regression, analysis of variance and covariance.
  • Syllabus for BIOSTAT522
Concentration Competencies that BIOSTAT522 Allows Assessment On
Department Program Degree Competency Specific course(s) that allow assessment
EPID Occupational and Environmental Epidemiology MPH Interpret epidemiologic results from higher-order biostatistical techniques applied to these data, such as multivariate linear regression, logistic regression, graphic techniques, Cox proportional hazards modeling BIOSTAT522, EHS675, EPID675
EPID Clinical Research-Epidemiology MS Analyze research data and interpret these results from a population health or clinical-translational perspective EPID602, BIOSTAT522

EPID742: Introduction to Linear, Logistic and Poisson Regression

  • Graduate level
  • Summer term(s)
  • 1 Credit Hour(s)
  • Instructor(s): Kim, Myra
  • Prerequisites: Intro Epidemiology and Biostatistics and Perm. Instr
  • Description: This course will cover regression methods for continuous, binary, and count data. Majority of epidemiologic data involve either binary or count data, and binary data often arise from an underlying continuous data. Therefore, multiple (for continuous data), logistic (for binary data) and Poisson (for count data) regression analyses are all important analytic approaches that frequently provide valuable insights into data collected for epidemiologic studies. All approaches will be covered under the umbrella of generalized linear models (GLM) and presented in a practical and an applied fashion. The discussed material begins with the simplest case with the goal of understanding the fundamental properties of each model. Once these properties are established, more advanced topics such as collinearity, variable selection, non-linear explanatory variables, and goodness-of-fit will be described and applied to example epidemiologic data sets. These approaches provide simple and effective ways to explore complex relationships and illustrate the general process of using a model to draw appropriate conclusions. Prerequisite: Introductory level courses in epidemiology and biostatistics