Rebecca A. Betensky, PhD

Title: Biostatistician, Department of Biostatistics, Massachusetts General Hospital & Co-Director, Data Management and Statistics Core, Massachusetts Alzheimer's Disease Research Center & Professor of Biostatistics, Harvard T. H. Chan School of Public Health
Telephone: (617) 432-2821

Rebecca Betensky is Director of the Biostatistics Core for the Alzheimer's Disease Research Center. She also directs the statistical collaboration and consultation service of the Harvard NeuroDiscovery Center, and is leader of the Biostatistics Program at the Dana-Farber/Harvard Cancer Center.


Rebecca Betensky's methodologic research focuses on censored and truncated survival data, latent class models for clustering and classification of genomic data, measures of prediction for biomarkers with censored clinical endpoints, and clinical trials with missing data.


Coull BA, Houseman EA, Betensky RA. A Computationally Efficient Multivariate Random Effects Model for Clustered Binary Data. Biometrika 2006; 93:  587-599.


Houseman EA, Coull BA, Betensky RA. Feature-Specific Constrained Latent Class Analysis for Medium Throughput Genomic Data. Biometrics 2006; 9:  1062-1070.


Zhang B, Li Y, Betensky RA. Effects of Unmeasured Heterogeneity in the Linear Transformation Model for Censored Data. Lifetime Data Analysis 2006; 12:  191-203.


Li Y, Shih M-C, Betensky RA. Designed Extensions of Survival Studies:  Application to Clinical Trials with Unrecognized Heterogeneity. Statistica Sinica 2007; 17:  1567-1590.


Matthews Ag, Finkelstein DM, Betensky RA. Multivariate Logistic Regression for Familial Aggregation in Age at Disease Onset. Lifetime Data Analysis 2007; 13:  191-209.


Mandel M, Betensky RA. Testing Goodness to Fit of a Truncation Model. Biometrics 2007; 63:  405-412.


DeSantis SA, Houseman EA, Coull BA, Stemmer-Rachamimov A, Betensky RA. A Penalized Latent Class Model for Ordinal Data. Biostatistics 2008; 9:  249-262.


Mandel M, Betensky RA. Simultaneous Confidence Intervals Based on the Percentile Bootstrap Approach. Comput Stat Data Anal 2008; 2158-2165. [PMCID:  2440720].


Matthews AG, Finkelstein DM, Betensky RA. Analysis of Familial Aggregation Studies with Complex Ascertainment Schemes. Statistics in Medicine 2008; 27:  5076-5092. [PMCID:  2562890].


Desantis SM, Houseman EA, Coull BA, Louis DN, Mohapatra G, Betensky RA. A Latent Class Model with Hidden Markov Dependence for Array CGH Data. Biometrics 2009; 65:  1296-1305. [PMCID:  3052263].


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