- BIOSTAT590: Statistical analysis and presentation of research projects Syllabus (PDF)
- Ph.D., Statistics, Temple University, 1989
- M.S., Statistics, Ohio State University, 1975
- B.A., Mathematics, Earlham College, 1972
Research Interests & Projects
- My research interests are in the area of censored data and clinical trials.
One research interest concerns the application of categorical regression models to the case of censored survival data. This technique is useful in modeling the hazard function (instead of treating it as a nuisance parameter, as in Cox proportional hazards regression), or in the situation where time-related interactions (i.e., non-proportional hazards) are present. An investigation comparing various categorical modeling strategies is currently in progress.
Another area of interest is the analysis of cross-over trials with censored data. I have developed (with M. Feingold) a set of nonparametric methods for testing and estimation in this setting. Our methods out-perform previous methods in most cases.
- Rochon, J. and Gillespie, B.W. (2001). A methodology for analysing a repeated measures and survival outcome simultaneously. Statistics in Medicine 1173-1184.
- Laing, T. L., Gillespie, B.W., et al. (1997). Racial differences in scleroderma among women in Michigan. Arthritis and Rheumatism 734-742.
- Myers, P., Lundrigen, B.L., Gillespie, B.W., and Zelditch, M. L. (1996). Phenotypic plasticity in skull and dental morphology in the prairie deer mouse. Journal of Morphology 229-237.
- Burns, C., Laing, T., Gillespie, B.W., et al. (1996). The epidemiology of scleroderma among women: Assessment of risk from exposure to silicone and silica. Journal of Rheumatology 1904-1911.
- Feingold, M. and Gillespie, B.W. (1996). Crossover trials with censored data. Statistics in Medicine 953-967.