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Tufts University School of Medicine

Misha Eliasziw

Associate Professor of Public Health and Community Medicine
Department: Public Health & Community Medicine
Programs: Health Informatics & Analytics, Public Health

Misha Eliasziw

Associate Professor of Public Health and Community Medicine
Department: Public Health & Community Medicine
Programs: Health Informatics & Analytics, Public Health

Phone 617-636-0954
Lab phone: 617-

Biography

​I am a biostatistician who seeks out opportunities to apply mathematical and probabilistic methods to solve clinical and public health questions through numbers. My theoretical research is focused on advancing methodology in the areas of interrater agreement and intra-rater reliability studies, which include inferences for the kappa statistic and intra-class correlation coefficient. Methods arising from my research have been applied in clinical areas such as physiotherapy, epilepsy, advanced brain imaging, and nutrition. Over the years, I have collaborated on numerous research projects, including stroke, multiple sclerosis, kidney disease, mental health, sexual assault, oncology, and nutrition. I am currently collaborating in several studies that are assessing the benefits of healthy eating and vitamin supplementation in school-age children. As an educator, I am developing blended learning teaching methods to provide a sound understanding of biostatistics that is accessible to all students.

Publications

Eliasziw M, Donner A. A cost-function approach to the design of reliability studies. Statistics in Medicine 1987;6:647-655.

Eliasziw M, Young SL, Woodbury G, Fryday-Field K. Statistical methodology for concurrent assessment of interrater and intra-rater reliability: using goniometric measurements as an example. Physical Therapy 1994;74:777-788.

Eliasziw M, Rankin RN, Fox AJ, Haynes RB, Barnett HJM. Accuracy and prognostic consequences of ultrasonography in identifying severe carotid artery stenosis. Stroke 1995;26:1747-1752.

Barnett HJM, Taylor DW, Eliasziw M, Fox AJ, Ferguson GG, Haynes RB, Rankin RN, Clagett GP, Hachinski VC, Sackett DL, Thorpe KE, Meldrum HE. Benefit of carotid endarterectomy in patients with symptomatic moderate or severe stenosis. New England Journal of Medicine 1998;339:1415-1425.

Wiebe S, Blume WT, Girvin JP, Eliasziw M. A randomized controlled trial of surgery for temporal-lobe epilepsy. New England Journal of Medicine 2001;345:311-318.

Rothwell PM, Eliasziw M, Gutnikov SA, Fox AJ, Taylor DW, Mayberg R, Warlow CP, Barnett HJM. Analysis of pooled data from the randomised controlled trials of endarterectomy for symptomatic carotid stenosis. The Lancet 2003;361:107-116.