We develop and publish novel statistical methods to overcome methodological challenges encountered in health care research. Within the IHR, we collaborate closely with investigators on study design, statistical analysis and research manuscripts. Our primary aim is to provide investigators in the Institute for Health Research with state-of-the-art statistical support.
Analytic Methods Researchers
Stanley Xu, PhDHead of Biostatistics, Senior Investigator
Improving Access to Pharmacotherapy for Opioid Use Disorder Among Justice-Involved VeteransInvestigators: Ingrid A. Binswanger, MD, MPH, MS and Stanley Xu, PhD
This study explores ways to improve justice-involved veterans' access to and use of pharmacotherapy for opioid use disorder through qualitative interviews with veterans, VA justice outreach staff, criminal justice system staff, and VA and community health care providers who work with justice-involved veterans.
Funder: National Institute on Drug Abuse
Study End Date: 02/28/2020
Developing and Testing the Feasibility, Acceptability and Initial Efficacy of a Brief Peer-led Intervention to Improve Reproductive Health Among Women in Opioid Medication-assisted TreatmentInvestigators: Ingrid A. Binswanger, MD, MPH, MS and Stanley Xu, PhD
The objective of this study is to understand the pregnancy desires and motivations of women in opioid medication-assisted treatment and develop and assess the acceptability, feasibility, and initial efficacy of a brief theory-based peer-led intervention to prevent unintended pregnancies among women in treatment.
Funder: National Institutes of Health
Study End Date:05/31/2019
Integrating Addiction Research in Health Systems: The Addiction Research NetworkThis project brings together 15 Health Care Systems Research Network member health systems to conduct research focused on all aspects of addiction.