Zekarias Berhane received his B.Sc. in Mathematics from Addis Ababa University, and an M.S. and Ph.D. in Biostatistics from the Graduate School of Public Health at the University of Pittsburgh. He worked as a Post Doctoral Associate on the development of a Generalized Model for Post Transplant Survival and collaborative work on analyzing Medicare Database focusing on ICU deaths in the Medicare population at the University of Pittsburgh. As a graduate student researcher, he worked in developing an Innovative Statistical Approaches to Modeling Multiple Outcome Data from the National Surgical Adjuvant Breast and Bowel Project (NSABP) Breast Cancer Prevention Trial (BCPT) and also in the analysis of Traffic Safety Data Project. Some of his areas of research interest include modeling time to event data with single and multiple outcomes, mixed effect models and regression diagnostics.
Research Interests: Survival analysis: modeling time to single (multiple) event(s); data, such as oncology data; discrete multivariate analysis; longitudinal data analysis; flexible modeling; model misspecifications; missing data analysis.
PA Dept. of Health: Ulmer (PI) 04/01/06 – 07/31/08
Participatory Statewide Evaluation of the Pennsylvania Cancer Education Network
DHHS-HRSA-MCHB Turch (PI) 09/01/06 – 08/31/08
Sub to PA Chapter, AMERICAN ACADEMY OF PEDIATRICS
Educating Physicians in their Communities –Medical Home Initiative (EPIC-IC)
Role: Project Director as sub
S. Mazumdar, Z. Berhane, L. Weissfeld, A. Begley, M.A. Dew, P. R. Houck, C.
F. Reynolds III: Survival Models With time-Varying Coefficients: A Flexible Approach
to the Analysis of Psychiatric Survival Data. Psychopharmacology Bulletin, 2002.
Autumn 2002, 36: 4
A. E. Barnato, Z. Berhane, L. A. Weissfeld, W. T. Linde-Zwirble,
Chung-Chou H and D. C. Angus: The Effect of Race and Ethnicity on Intensive Care
Use at the End of Life. Health Services Research, doi, 1111/j. 1475-6773, 2006.00598.x
Perez HR, NJ Zimmerman, Z. Berhane (2006) Evaluation of culturable particle
load on HVAC filters before and after remediation: a pilot study. Indoor and Built
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