Naihua Duan, PhD, Affiliated Faculty
Dr. Naihua Duan is an accomplished practicing biostatistician with more than thirty years of practical experience in leading research institutions that include RAND, UCLA, Columbia University, and New York State Psychiatric Institute. He received a B.S. in mathematics from National Taiwan University, an M.A. in mathematical statistics from Columbia University, and a Ph.D. in statistics from Stanford University. He is an elected fellow of the American Statistical Association and the Institute of Mathematic Statistics. His research interests include health services research, prevention research, sample design and experimental design, causal inference, model robustness, transformation models, multilevel modeling, nonparametric and semi-parametric regression methods, and environmental exposure assessment. Dr. Duan is the Director of the Division of Biostatistics in the Department of Psychiatry at Columbia University Medical Center and the New York State Psychiatric Institute (NYSPI), Professor of Biostatistics (in Psychiatry) in the Department of Psychiatry and the Department of Biostatistics in the Mailman School of Public Health at Columbia University, and a senior research scientist at NYSPI. Within the IDEAS Center, Dr. Duan devotes his expertise, experience, and leadership to the Research Methods Core, with the primary role to develop and manage the methodological research functions of the Center.