Beth Ann Griffin
Beth Ann Griffin is a statistician at the RAND Corporation. Her statistical research focuses on causal effects estimation when using observational data and innovative techniques for the analysis of time-to-event data. Her substantive research has primarily fallen into three areas: (1) substance abuse treatment for adolescents, (2) neighborhood level predictors of health, and (3) education. Examples of recent studies include case-mix adjustment for evaluating substance abuse treatment programs, assessing whether built and social characteristics of neighborhoods predict the development of coronary heart disease in women, and a five-year study evaluating the impact of Carnegie Learning's new technology-based algebra I curriculum.
Beth Ann Griffin received her B.A. in mathematics from the University of Pennsylvania and her S.M. and Ph.D. in biostatistics from Harvard University.
- Associations between abstinence from drug use and long-term educational and economic outcomes
- Use of case-mix adjustment for evaluating quality improvement strategies for treating adolescents with substance use disorders
- Examining the association between neighborhood socioeconomic status and health outcomes
- Assessing the association between ambient air particulate matter and health outcomes
Griffin, BA, McCaffrey, DF, Ramchand, R, Hunter, SB, Suttorp, MJ, "Assessing the Sensitivity of Treatment Effect Estimates to Differential Follow-Up Rates: Implications for Translational Research," Health Services Research and Outcomes Methodology (forthcoming)
Griffin, BA, Andersen, G, Shih, R, Whitsel, E, "Use of Alternative Time Scales in Cox Proportional Hazard Models: Implications for Time-Varying Environmental Exposures," Statistics in Medicine, 2012
Shih, RA, Griffin, BA, Salkowski, N, Jewell, A, Eibner, C, Bird, C, Liao, D, Cushman, M, Margolis, H, Eaton, C, Whitsel, E, "Ambient Particulate Matter Air Pollution and Incident Venous Thromboembolism in the Women's Health Initiative Hormone Trials (WHI HTs)," Environmental Health Perspectives, 119(3):326-331, 2011
Ramchand, R, Griffin, BA, Harris, KM, Morral, AR, "Using a Cross-Study Design to Assess the Efficacy of Motivational Enhancement Therapy-cognitive Behavioral Therapy 5 (MET/CBT5) in Treating Adolescents with Cannabis-Related Disorders," Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs, 72(3):380-389, 2011
Griffin, BA, Ramchand, R, Orlando Edelen, M, McCaffrey, DF, Morral, AR, "Associations between Abstinence in Adolescence and Economic and Educational Outcomes Seven Years Later among High Risk Youth," Alcohol and Drug Dependence, 113(2-3):118-124, 2010
Pollack, CE, Griffin, BA, Lynch, J, "HousingAffordability and Health Among Homeowners and Renters," American Journal of Preventative Medicine, 39(6):515-521, 2010
Griffin, BA, Stoto, MA, Jain, A, Davies-Cole, J, Glymph, C, Lum, G, Kidane, G, Washington, S, "Early Detection of Influenza Outbreaks using the DC Department of Health's Syndromic Surveillance System," BMC Public Health, 9:483, 2009
Griffin, BA, McCaffrey, DF, Morral, AR, "Evaluation of Principle Stratification with an Application to Modelling Treatment Outcomes for Adolescents in Substance Abuse Treatment Programs," Annals of Applied Statistics, 2(3):1034-1055, 2008