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The Health Policy Statistics Section (HPSS) of the American Statistical Association (ASA) invited submissions for their student paper competition for the 2020 Joint Statistical Meetings (JSM).  Papers entered in the competition should show thorough and appropriate statistical analyses of health policy problems, issues, or questions pertinent to the goals of the ASA Health Policy Statistics Section. Papers focused on advances in statistical theory or statistical methodology were also encouraged provided that they are sufficiently motivated by problems in health policy.  The student must be the first author on the paper if there are other co-authors. Up to five prizes were awarded. 

We are proud to announce that Qianheng Ma, fourth-year PhD student in Department of Public Health Sciences, majoring in biostatistics (supervised by Professor Donald Hedeker) won an award for her paper at JSM.

Her paper is entitled “A Shared-Parameter Location-Scale Growth Model to Link Non-responses in the Self-Initiated Event-Contingent EMA Assessments to Subject’s Mood Change and Mood Stability.”

The award for the HPSS student paper competition is an excellent opportunity for students to present their work and launch their professional careers. To find out more about Qianheng Ma and her work, you can visit her site by clicking here. Congratulations again to Qianheng Ma on receiving this award!