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Naihua DUAN Naihua Duan, Ph.D. Director, Division of Biostatistics and Data Coordination Departments of Biostatistics and Psychiatry Columbia University School of Medicine Email: Dr. Naihua Duan received his 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. Dr. Duan had ample experience working as a Corporate Chair for the RAND Corporation, and was also a Professor at the UCLA David Geffen School of Medicine Dr. Duan is currently 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. Dr. Duan is an active member of many professional societies. He is an elected fellow of the American Statistical Association and the Institute of Mathematical Statistics and a member of the editorial board for Statistica Sinica and Health Services & Outcomes Research Methodology. Dr. Duan has served on a number of national and international panels, such as the Institute of Medicine’s Committee on Organ Procurement and Transplantation Policy and Committee on Assessing the Medical Risks of Human Oocyte Donation for Stem Cell Research, the National Research Council’s Committee on Carbon Monoxide Episodes in Meteorological and Topological Problems Areas, and the National Institute of Mental Health’s Behavioural Sciences Workgroup. Dr. Duan has numerous research interests such as health services research, prevention research, sample design and experimental design, model robustness, transformation models, multilevel modelling, nonparametric and semi-parametric regression methods, and environmental exposure assessment.