Dr. Ruth Etzioni

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Dr. Ruth Etzioni

Dr. Ruth Etzioni is a biostatistician and full member in the Division of Public Health Sciences at the Fred Hutch. She received her PhD in statistics from Carnegie-Mellon University. Dr. Etzioni’s work focuses on statistical and computer modeling for policy development. A critical component of this work is the estimation of disease natural history and progression which then forms a substrate for modeling comparative effectiveness of alternative interventions.

Resources for more information

  • Overview of Ruth Etzioni's Research
    Development and implementation of statistical methods for prostate cancer studies
  • Ruth Etzioni – Brief Curriculum Vitae
    Appointments, affiliations and researcher interests.
  • Etzioni Lab
    The Etzioni Lab focuses on innovative statistical and computer modeling to project the comparative outcomes of cancer control interventions. Our projects “go beyond the data” to develop a deeper, more mechanistic understanding of cancer progression which we use to quantify the relative benefits and harms of candidate interventions and policies.
  • Public Health Sciences
    The Division of Public Health Sciences (PHS) is home to the nation's oldest and largest program devoted to cancer prevention research — an important endeavor, considering that many cancers may be avoidable by changes in lifestyle. PHS scientists focus on finding creative and innovative ways to learn about the causes of cancer, determine how it can be detected early or prevented, establish new methodologies to design and assess biomedical research, and create computational models to address biological questions.
  • Hutch Data Commonwealth (HDC)
    Dr. Etzioni, chair of the HDC scientific steering committee. HDC is a transformative initiative that aims to bring novel big data resources and analytics to the fingertips of all Hutch investigators. The goal is to enhance translational research and enable a new data-driven science by developing new competencies and collaborations.


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