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NYU: APHA Student and Faculty Awards

Delta Omega Honor Society Members Showcased Research at APHA

MPH student Ms. Charu Madhwani and alum Ms. Ejiro Gbaje with New York University College of Global Public Health represented the college’s Delta Beta chapter at the Delta Omega Honorary Society in Public Health poster session for the annual APHA meeting in Philadelphia. 

Ms. Madhwani researched the association between race/ethnicity and patient wait times in emergency departments in emergent and urgent cases. She found that in more severe scenarios, non-Hispanic blacks had higher odds of waiting more than 30 minutes when compared with non-Hispanic whites. 

Ms. Ejiro Gjabe studied race, socioeconomic status, and playground quality in St. Louis, Missouri. She  found that south St. Louis City was found to have higher playground quality scores, lower percentages of black residents, and better socioeconomic conditions compared to north St. Louis City.

Dr. Rebecca Betensky Awarded the Lowell Reed Lectureship

Dr. Rebecca Betensky, chair of the Department of Biostatistics and Professor of Biostatistics with New York University College of Global Public Health, was awarded the Lowell Reed Lectureship by the Applied Public Health Statistics Section of the American Public Health Association (APHA).

The Lowell Reed Lecture is given every year by a statistician who has contributed significantly to public health through research, teaching, and/or service, and serves to remember the accomplishments of Lowell Reed and honor the accomplishments of the lecturer. This year, Dr. Betensky’s lecture highlighted the difficulties with p-values in diverse data settings.

Dr. Betensky has shown throughout her career that she is dedicated to biostatistics and public health research. Her research focuses on methods for the analysis of censored and truncated outcomes and covariates, which frequently arise from the subsampling of cohort studies. She also has a long-time interest in clinical trials, and has written on the evaluation of biomarkers and the use and interpretation of p-values.

Learn more about Dr. Betensky.

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