Training Workshop materials


Fridays beginning May 19, 2017 through June 23, 2017
10:00 AM - noon
College of Public Health Building, Room 320
801 NE 13th Street
Oklahoma City, OK 73104

Short Course Faculty:

Sixia Chen, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Biostatistics
University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center
Biostatistics, Epidemiology, and Research Design


The short course will be held at every Friday from 10am to 12pm from May 19 to June 23, 2017. The first hour will be lecture and the second hour will be in-class practice.


Prior to the workshop, please install SAS and R on your laptop. Instructions may be found HERE> Please bring your laptops to each session.


Basic Linear Algebra including matrix calculations and so on, Basic Mathematical Analysis including integration, derivatives and so on, SAS and R Programming, Linear Regression, Frequency Analysis, Mathematical Statistics.


College of Public Health Building, room 320, 801 NE 13th Street, Oklahoma City, OK, 73104. Registration will be held at 9:45 AM prior to each session in room 320. Session time is to 12.00 pm.


The College of Public Health Building is located on the corner of 13th Street and Phillips Avenue. Parking is available on the north side of the building. If you are driving north on Phillips Ave, you will see a sign for Lot A on the east side of the street. Pull into this lot. You will need to press the emergency button on the speaker box and indicate that you are attending a workshop in the College of Public Health Building for the parking gate to be raised.


Time Topic / activity

May 19th Lecture 1: Introduction and likelihood-based approach

May 26th Lecture 2: Imputation approach

June 2th Lecture 3: Propensity score approach

June 9th Lecture 4: Multivariate missing data problems

June 16th Lecture 5: Longitudinal data with missing values

June 23th Lecture 6: Applications

Short Couse Faculty Biographical Summaries

Dr. Sixia Chen is Assistant Professor of Biostatistics and Epidemiology at The University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center (OUHSC). Dr. Chen graduated with a BA in Mathematics from Fudan University at Shanghai, China in 2007 and PhD (2012) in Statistics from Iowa State University. His dissertation developed efficient methods to handle complex survey data with missing values. He has been a full-time faculty member at OUHSC since 2015 and has continued to develop missing data methods as well as survey sampling, nonparametric and semiparametric methods. Dr. Chen have published more than 10 independent research papers in leading statistical journals including Biometrika, Annals of Applied Statistics, and Statistica Sinica and coauthored more than 10 collaborative papers.