Small Talks about BIG DATA
Thursday, November 15, 2012 – ( 5:00 pm to 6:00 pm )
Location: Babbio 310
Fall 2012 Event
Health Claims Data in Outcomes Research
Jack Mardekian, Ph.D.,
Statistical Scientist from Pfizer
- November 15, 2012, 5-6pm
- Babbio 310
This talk will focus on the use of health claims data including their sources, strengths, and limitations to understand the treatment of patients in a real-world setting. Health claims data are used to compare clinical and cost effectiveness and to better understand burden of disease and patterns of care. Statistical methods and study designs used to analyze health claims data need to address the confounding issues that arise from the non-randomized nature of these studies. Several study examples will be used to explain the contribution of health claims data to evidence development in treating patients.
Jack Mardekian is Senior Director, Statistics in the Specialty Care Business Unit, where he supports outcomes research projects across all business units. Jack holds a MS in Statistics from Rutgers University and a PhD in Applied Statistics from the University of Wyoming. He continues to teach undergraduate and graduate statistics courses at Rutgers University where he has taught for 30 years as a Part-time Lecturer.
Jack directed and performed various biostatistics activities including data management, statistical programming, and statistical analyses of Phase II-Phase IV clinical trials during the past 25 years. For the past 5 years Jack supported the Outcomes Research groups focusing on non-interventional studies including retrospective database analyses and the statistical methods used in their analyses.
Contact Sharen.Glennon@stevens.edu for more information