Pamela Ann Shaw, Ph.D.

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Associate Professor of Biostatistics in Biostatistics and Epidemiology at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Department: Biostatistics and Epidemiology
Graduate Group Affiliations

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Department of Biostatistics, Epidemiology and Informatics
University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine
606 Blockley Hall
423 Guardian Drive
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Office: 215-898-9599
Fax: 215-573-4865
BA (French and Mathematics)
Grinnell College, Grinnell, IA, 1990.
MS (Mathematics)
University of Washington, Seattle, WA, 1994.
PhD (Biostatistics)
University of Washington, Seattle, WA, 2006.
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Description of Research Expertise

Dr. Shaw joined the faculty at the University of Pennsylvania after seven years at the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases. Her statistical research interests include methodology to address covariate and outcome measurement error, the evaluation of diagnostic tests, and design of medical studies. She has a particular interest in the use of biomarker studies to calibrate exposure measurements in the fields of nutritional and physical activity epidemiology and environmental health. More recently she has developed a novel rank test to evaluate a composite survival outcome in the presence of interval censoring. She has continued collaborations in a variety of epidemiologic and clinical studies, with a focus on infectious and chronic disease.

Selected Publications

Oh E, Shepherd BE, Lumley T, Shaw PA: Considerations for analysis of time-to-event outcomes measured with error: Bias and correction with SIMEX. Statistics in Medicine 37(8): 1276-1289, April 2018 Notes:

Mossavar-Rahmani Y, Sotres-Alvarez D, Wong WW, Loria CM, Gellman MD, Van Horn L, Alderman MH, Beasley JM, Lora CM, Siega-Riz AM, Kaplan RC, Shaw PA: Applying recovery biomarkers to calibrate self-report measures of sodium and potassium in the Hispanic Community Health Study/Study of Latinos. Journal of Human Hypertension 31(7): 462-473, Jul 2017.

Oyama MA, Ellenberg SS, Shaw PA: Clinical trials in veterinary medicine: a new era brings new challenges. Journal of Veterinary Internal Medicine 31(4): 970-978, Jul 2017.

Mossavar-Rahmani Y, Weng J, Wang R, Shaw PA, Jung M, Sotres-Alvarez D, Castanada SF, Gallo LC, Gellman MD, Qi Q, Ramos AR, Reid KJ, Van Horn L, Patel SR: Actigraphic sleep measures and diet quality in the Hispanic Community Health Study/Study of Latinos Sueño ancillary study. Journal of Sleep Research 26(6): 739-746, Dec 2017 Notes: doi: 10.1111/jsr.12513.

Shaw PA, Yancy W, Wesby L, Ulrich V, Troxel A, Huffman D, Foster GD, Volpp K: The design and conduct of Keep It Off: An online randomized trial of financial incentives for weight loss maintenance. Clinical Trials 14(1): 29-36, Feb 2017.

Anderson GL, Burns CJ, Larsen J, Shaw PA: Use of administrative data to increase the practicality of clinical trials: Insights from the Women’s Health Initiative. Clinical Trials 13(5): 519-26, Oct 2016.

Shaw PA, Fay MP: A rank test for bivariate event time outcomes when one event is a surrogate. Statistics in Medicine 35(19): 3413-23, Aug 2016.

Teachey DT, Lacey SF, Shaw PA, Melenhorst JJ, Maude SL, Frey N, Pequignot E, Gonzalez VE, Chen F, Finklestein J, Barrett DM, Weiss SL, Fitzgerald JC, Berg RA, Aplenc R, Callahan C, Rheingold SR, Zheng Z, Rose-John S, White JC, Nazimuddin F, Wertheim G, Levine BL, June CH, Porter DL, Grupp SA: Identification of Predictive Biomarkers for Cytokine Release Syndrome after Chimeric Antigen Receptor T-cell Therapy for Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia. Cancer Discovery 6(6): 664-679, Jun 2016.

Mossavar-Rahmani Y, Shaw PA, Wong WW, Sotres-Alvarez D, Gellman MD, Van Horn L, Stoutenberg M, Daviglus ML, Wylie-Rosett J, Siega-Riz AM, Ou F, Prentice RL: Applying recovery biomarkers to calibrate self-report measures of energy and protein in the Hispanic Community Health Study/Study of Latinos. American Journal of Epidemiology 181(12): 996-1007, Jun 2015.

Wang L, Shaw PA, Mathelier HM, Kimmel SE, French B: Evaluating risk-prediction models using data from electronic health records. Annals of Applied Statistics 10(1): 286-304, Mar 2016.

Shaw PA, Proschan MA: Null but not void: considerations for hypothesis testing. Statistics in Medicine 32(2): 196-205, Jan 2013.

Shepherd B, Shaw PA, Dodd L: Using audit information to adjust parameter estimates for data errors in clinical trials. Clinical Trials 9(6): 721-729, Dec 2012.

Shaw PA, Prentice RL: Hazard ratio estimation for biomarker-calibrated dietary exposures. Biometrics 68(2): 397-407, Jun 2012.

Lumley T, Shaw PA, Dai JY: Connections between survey calibration estimators and semiparametric models for incomplete data. International Statistical Review 79(2): 200-220, Aug 2011.

Maude SL, Frey N, Shaw PA, Aplenc R, Barrett DM, Bunin NJ, Chew A, Gonzalez VE, Zheng Z, Lacey SF, Mahnke YD, Melenhorst JJ, Rheingold SR, Teachey DT, Levine BL,June CH, Porter DL, Grupp SA: Chimeric antigen receptor T cells for sustained remissions in leukemia. New England Journal of Medicine 371(16): 1507-17, Oct 2014.

Proschan MA, Shaw PA: Essentials of Probability Theory for Statisticians. CRC Press Mar 2016.

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