Faculty Profile

Philip S. Boonstra, PhD

Philip S. Boonstra, PhD

  • Associate Professor
  • 4632  SPH I (Tower)
  • 1415 Washington Heights
  • Ann Arbor, Michigan 48109-2029

Phil Boonstra is an Associate Professor in the Department of Biostatistics. He received his PhD in Biostatistics from the University of Michigan in 2012 and then joined the department as a faculty member. His research interests include methods for data integration, shrinkage estimators, and hierarchical models. His applied work focuses on cancer-related applications, including cancer epidemiology, cancer genetics/genomics, and early-phase oncology clinical trials, and ECMO (Extracorporeal membrane oxygenation) support.

  • PhD, Biostatistics, University of Michigan , 2012
  • M.S., Biostatistics, University of Michigan, 2009
  • B.A., Mathematics & Political Science, Calvin College (now Calvin University), 2006

  • Boonstra PS, Barbaro RP. Incorporating historical models with adaptive Bayesian updates. Biostatistics. 2020;21(2):e47-e64. doi:10.1093/biostatistics/kxy053
  • Boonstra, Philip S., Ryan P. Barbaro, and Ananda Sen. "Default priors for the intercept parameter in logistic regressions." Computational statistics & data analysis 133 (2019): 245-256.
  • Chase, Elizabeth C., and Philip S. Boonstra. "Accounting for established predictors with the multistep elastic net." Statistics in medicine 38.23 (2019): 4534-4544.
  • Little, Roderick JA, et al. "Measures of the degree of departure from ignorable sample selection." Journal of Survey Statistics and Methodology (2019).
  • Ahmed, Asra, et al. "Ruxolitinib in adult patients with secondary haemophagocytic lymphohistiocytosis: an open-label, single-centre, pilot trial." The Lancet Haematology 6.12 (2019): e630-e637.
  • Barbaro, Ryan P., et al. "Evaluating mortality risk adjustment among children receiving extracorporeal support for respiratory failure." Asaio Journal 65.3 (2019): 277-284.
  • Owen D., Boonstra P., Viglianti B., Balter J., Schipper M., Jackson W., Naqa I., Jolly S., Haken R., Kong FM., Matuszak M. (2018). Modeling Patient-Specific Dose-Function Response for Enhanced Characterization of Personalized Functional Damage International Journal of Radiation Oncology* Biology* Physics 102(4): 1265-1275.
  • Menghrajani K., Boonstra P., Mercer J., Perkins C., Gowin K., Weber A., Mesa R., Gotlib J., Wang L., Singer J., Talpaz M. (2018). Predictive models for splenic response to JAK-inhibitor therapy in patients with myelofibrosis Leukemia & Lymphoma  DOI: 10.1080/10428194.2018.1509315
  • Ma V., Boonstra P., Menghrajani K., Perkins C., Gowin K., Mesa R., Gotlib J., Talpaz M. (2018). Treatment With JAK Inhibitors in Myelofibrosis Patients Nullifies the Prognostic Impact of Unfavorable Cytogenetics Clinical Lymphoma Myeloma and Leukemia 18(5): e201-e210.
  • Moyer J., Rudy S., Boonstra P., Kraft C., Chinn S., Baker S., Schwartz J., Bichakjian C., Fullen D., Durham A., Lowe L., Johnson T. (2017) Efficacy of staged excision with permanent section margin control for cutaneous head and neck melanoma  JAMA dermatology  153(3): 282-288
  • Soni P., Boonstra P., Schipper M., Bazzi L., Dess R., Matuszak M., Kong FM., Hayman J., Haken R., Lawrence T., Kalemkerian G., Jolly S. (2017). Lower incidence of esophagitis in the elderly undergoing definitive radiation therapy for lung cancer Journal of Thoracic Oncology 12(3): 539-546
  • Polk A., Lu Y., Wang T., Seymour E., Bailey N., Singer J., Boonstra P., Lim M., Malek S., Wilcox R. (2016). Colony-stimulating factor-1 receptor is required for nurse-like cell survival in chronic lymphocytic leukemia Clinical Cancer Research 22(24): 6118-6128.
  • Barbaro R., Boonstra P., Paden M., Roberts L., Annich G., Bartlett R., Moler F., Davis F. (2016) Development and validation of the pediatric risk estimate score for children using extracorporeal respiratory support (Ped-RESCUERS) Intensive Care Medicine 42(5): 879-888
  • Boonstra P., Taylor J., Smolska-Ciszewska B., Behrendt K., Dworzecki T., Gawkowska-Suwinska M., Bialas B, Suwinski R. (2016). Alpha/beta (α/β) ratio for prostate cancer derived from external beam radiotherapy and brachytherapy boost The British journal of radiology 89(1061) 20150927.
  • Krauss J., Boonstra P., Vantsevich A., Friedman C.  (2017) Is the problem list in the eye of the beholder? An exploration of consistency across physicians Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association 22 (5): 859-865.
  • Boonstra P., Mukherjee B., Gruber S., Ahn J., Schmit S., Chatterjee N. (2016) Tests for gene-environment interactions and joint effects with exposure misclassification American Journal of Epidemiology 183(3): 237-247

  • American Statistical Association
  • International Biometrics Society (ENAR)
  • International Society for Clinical Biostatistics