Programs: Health Informatics and Analytics, Public Health
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 intrarater reliability studies, which include inferences for the kappa statistic and intraclass 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.
Eliasziw M, Donner A. A cost-function approach to the design of reliability studies. Statistics in Medicine1987;6:647-655.
Eliasziw M, Young SL, Woodbury G, Fryday-Field K. Statistical methodology for concurrent assessment of interrater and intrarater 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 randomized controlled trials of endarterectomy for symptomatic carotid stenosis. The Lancet 2003;361:107-116.