Misha Eliasziw

Misha Eliasziw

(617) 636-0954
136 Harrison Avenue
Research/Areas of Interest: My research interests include: Reliability and agreement studies Clinical trials methodology Application of statistics to biomedical research Clustering designs Etiology and prevention of strokes and vascular dementia Quantitative genetic epidemiology Identifying biomarkers in tumour response and patient survival Log-binomial regression

Education

  • Doctor of Philosophy, University of Western Ontario, Canada, 1989

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.