Amber J. Hackstadt, PhD

Assistant Professor of Biostatistics

Office Address
2525 West End Avenue
Room / Suite
11116
Nashville
Tennessee
37203
(615) 322-2001

PhD, Statistics, Colorado State University

Research interests include: health service research, public health research, diabetes, environmental biostatistics, causal inference, Bayesian inference, regression splines, semi parametric estimation

Honors and service include: Data safety and monitoring board member, Preliminary Investigation of optimaL Oxygen Targets (PILOT) trial; graduate program and staff promotions committees

More information: biostat.app.vumc.org/AmberHackstadt

Dr. Hackstadt's research interests are in the development and application of statistical methods for the exploration and analysis of complex data, which often arise in large public health studies, observational studies and studies utilizing electronic health records. These statistical methods include multiple imputation, semi-parametric regression, causal inference tools, such as propensity scores and principal stratification, and Bayesian modeling.  Applications of interest include environmental biostatistics, gestational diabetes, and pharmacoepidemiology, particularly studies related to diabetes.