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Jeffrey Shaffer, PhD
Clinical Assistant Professor
Department of Biostatistics & Bioinformatics
Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine
1440 Canal St, Suite 2011
New Orleans, LA 70112
Phone: (504) 432-8658
Fax: (504) 988-1706
jshaffer@tulane.edu


Research Interests:

Experimental design, statistical programming, sample size and statistical power assessment, Geographic Information Systems (GIS), spatial analysis, hierarchical modeling, time trend analysis, survey design and analysis, mobile-based surveys, online surveys, prostate cancer, maternal and child health, Lassa fever.
  

Memberships:

  • American Red Cross
  • American Statistical Association
  • Delta Omega Public Health Honorary Society for Public Health (Eta Chapter)
  • Mathematical Association of America
  • Tulane Alumni Association

 

Educational Background:

  • 2007 Ph.D. in Biostatistics, Tulane University, New Orleans, LA
  • 2001 M.S. in Mathematics, University of New Orleans, New Orleans, LA
  • 1999 B.S. in Mathematics, University of New Orleans, New Orleans, LA

 

Selected Publications: 

Branco, L., Grove, J., Boisen, M., Shaffer, J., Goba, A., Fullah, M., Momoh, M., Momoh, M., Grant, D., & Garry, R. (2011).  Emerging trends in Lassa fever: redefining the role of immunoglobulin M and inflammation in diagnosing acute infection.  Virology Journal, 8:478.

Shaffer, J. & Srivastav, S. (2009). A simple technique for constructing optimal complete diallel cross designs. Statistics and Probability Letters, 79(9), 1181-1185.

Mather, F., Chen, V., Morgan, L., Correa, C., Shaffer, J., Srivastav, S., Rice, J., Blount, G., Swalm, C., Wu, X., & Scribner, R. (2006). Hierarchical modeling and other spatial analyses in prostate cancer incidence data. American Journal of Preventive Medicine, 30(2), S88-S100.

Mather, F., White, L., Langlois E., Shorter, C., Swalm, C., Shaffer, J., & Hartley, W. (2004). Statistical methods for linking health, exposure and hazards. Environmental Health Perspectives, 112(14), 1440-1445.

 

 

Personal Statement:

My research interests are focused on the statistical analysis of health and clinical data, specifically for febrile illnesses in West Africa, environmental exposures, breast and prostate cancers, and infant mortality.  My areas of expertise include experimental design, statistical programming, sample size and statistical power assessment, geographic information systems (GIS), spatial data analysis, hierarchical modeling, time trend analysis, survey design and analysis, mobile-based surveys, and online surveys.  My current research effort involves managing and analyzing clinical and laboratory data on Lassa fever (an acute febrile disease that occurs in West Africa) as part of a large collaborative, interdisciplinary team to develop a rapid diagnostic test for Lassa fever.  I regularly teach graduate-level courses in introductory biostatistics, geographic information systems, SAS statistical programming. 

 

 

Level of Instruction:

graduate

 

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Department of Biostatistics, 1440 Canal Street, Suite 2001, New Orleans, LA 70112, 504-988-5164 kbranley@tulane.edu