Department of Biostatistics
HIV Working Group

2022 - 2023

Coordinators: Max Wang and Christina Fennell

Schedule: Fridays, 1:00-1:50 p.m.
Zoom (unless otherwise notified)

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Seminar Description
This working group will focus on statistical issues arising in AIDS research. Sessions will feature presentations on current research related to surveillance methods, clinical trials, and other topics of interest. Student participation is encouraged.

This working group will be meeting remotely until further notice. The meeting Zoom ID below is a recurring meeting.

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https://harvard.zoom.us/j/91553757962?pwd=dHNVYlFMbUNJWHFzcHprcHV1SE5vQT09


September 9 (Zoom and Building 2, Room 426)

Michael Hughes, Ph.D.
Professor, Department of Biostatistcs, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health
Director, Center for Biostatistics in AIDS Research

"Intro Session"


September 23 (Zoom and Building 2, Room 426)

Carlee Moser, Ph.D.
Senior Research Scientist, Center for Biostatistics in AIDS Research, Harvard T. H. Chan School of Public Health

"Predictors of SARS-CoV-2 RNA from nasopharyngeal swabs and concordance with other compartments in non-hospitalized adults with mild to moderate COVID-19, an Exploratory Analysis of ACTIV-2"
ABSTRACT: Identifying characteristics associated with SARS-CoV-2 RNA shedding may be useful to understand viral compartmentalization, disease pathogenesis, and risks for viral transmission. Participants (n=537) enrolled August 2020 to February 2021 in ACTIV-2/A5401, a placebo-controlled platform trial evaluating investigational therapies for mild-to-moderate COVID-19, and underwent quantitative SARS-CoV-2 RNA testing on nasopharyngeal and anterior nasal swabs, oral wash/saliva, and plasma at entry and post-entry. Concordance of RNA levels (copies/mL) across compartments was assessed and predictors of nasopharyngeal RNA levels and changes were evaluated with censored linear regression models. We observed SARS-CoV-2 RNA shedding was concordant across compartments. Age was strongly associated with viral shedding and males had slower viral clearance than females, which could explain sex differences in COVID-related outcomes.

October 7

Lee-Jen Wei, Ph.D.
Professor, Department of Biostatistics, Harvard T. H. Chan School of Public Health

"Talk Title TBD"
ABSTRACT: None Given

October 21

Chris Sudfeld, SD
Associate Professor of Global Health and Nutrition, Department of Global Health and Population, Harvard T. H. Chan School of Public Health

"Talk Title TBD"
ABSTRACT: None Given

November 4

Deborah Donnell, Ph.D
Professor, Biostatistics, Bioinformatics and Epidemiology Program, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center

"Talk Title TBD"
ABSTRACT: None Given

November 18

Zoe Moodie, Ph.D
Senior Staff Scientist, Department of Biostatistics, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center

"Talk Title TBD"
ABSTRACT: None Given

December 2

Ellie Caniglia, SD
Assistant Professor of Epidemiology in Biostatistics and Epidemiology, Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania

"Talk Title TBD"
ABSTRACT: None Given



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