Susan S. Ellenberg

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Professor of Biostatistics in Biostatistics and Epidemiology at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Senior Scholar , Center for Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania
Department: Biostatistics and Epidemiology

Contact information
Department of Biostatistics and Epidemiology
University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine
611 Blockley Hall
423 Guardian Drive
Philadelphia, PA 19104-6021
Office: 215-573-3904
Fax: 215-573-4865
Graduate Group Affiliations
A.B. (Social Relations/Mathematics)
Radcliffe College, 1967.
Ph.D. (Mathematical Statistics)
The George Washington University, 1980.
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Description of Research Expertise


Description of Other Expertise

Bioethics, Cancer, HIV/AIDS

Description of Itmat Expertise

Dr. Ellenberg's research pertains to clinical trial design, interim monitoring and the operation of data monitoring committees, evaluation of surrogate endpoints, ethical issues in clinical research and special issues in trials of cancer, AIDS therapies and vaccines.

Selected Publications

Joffe S, Ellenberg SS: Methods and ethics in adaptively randomized trials. Clinical Trials 12: 116-118, 2015.

Mitchell R, Garetz S, Moore RH, Rosen CL, Marcus CL, Katz ES, Arens R, Chervin RD, Paruthi S, Amin R, Elden L, Ellenberg SS, Redline S: Obstructive sleep apnea syndrome (OSAS) severity: can clinical parameters predict the degree of respiratory abnormality as measured by polysomnography? The Childhood Adenotonsillectomy (CHAT) Study. JAMA Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery 141: 130-136, 2015.

Wan H, Ellenberg SS, Anderson K.: Stepwise two-stage sample size adaptation. Statistics in Medicine 34(1): 27-38, 2015.

Rosen CL, Wang 4, Taylor HG, Marcus CL, Katz ES, Paruthi S, Arens R, Mazumdar H, Garetz SL, Mitchell RB, Jones D, Weng J, Ellenberg S, Redline S, Chervin RD: Utility of symptoms to predict treatment outcomes in obstructive sleep apnea syndrome. Pediatrics 135: e662-71, 2015.

Cunningham GR, Stephens-Shields AJ, Rosen RC, Wang C, Ellenberg SS, Matsumoto A, Bhasin S, Molitch ME, Farrar JT, Cella D, Barrett-Connor E, Cauley JA, Cifelli D, Crandall JP, Ensrud KE, Fluharty L, Gill TM, Lewis CE, Pahor M, Resnick SM, Storer TW, Swerdloff RS, Anton S, Basaria S, Diem S, Tabatabaie V, Hou X, Snyder PJ: Association of sex hormones with sexual function, vitality and physical function of symptomatic older men with low testosterone levels at baseline in The Testosterone Trials. Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism 100: 1146-1155, 2015.

Snyder PJ, Ellenberg SS, Cunningham GR, Matsumoto AM, Bhasin S, Barrett-Connor E, Gill TM, Farrar JT, Cella D, Rose RC, Resnick SM, Swerdloff RS, Cauley JA, Cifelli D, Fluharty L, Pahor M, Ensrud KE, Lewis CE, Molitch ME, Crandall JP, Wang C, Budoff MJ, Wenger NK, Mohler ER, Bild DE, Cook NL, Keaveny TM, Kopperdahl DL, Lee D, Schwartz AV, Storer TW, Ershler WB, Roy CN, Raffel LJ, Romashkan S, Hadley E.: The testosterone trials: seven coordinated trials of testosterone treatment in elderly men. Clin Trials 11(3): 362-75, March 2014.

Weinstock TG, Rosen CL, Marcus CL, Garetz S, Mitchell RB, Amin R, Paruthi S, Katz E, Arens R, Weng J, Ross K, Chevrin RD, Ellenberg S, Wang R, Redline S.: Predictors of Obstructive Sleep Apnea Severity in Adenotonsillectomoy Candidates. Sleep 37(2): 261-9, Feb 2014.

Wilson FP, Reese P, Shashaty MGS, Ellenberg SS, Gitelman Y, Bansal AD, Urbani R, Felmdan HI, Fuchs B.: A trial of in-hospital, electronic alerts for acute kidney injury: design and rationale. Clinical Trials 11: 521-529, 2014.

Sierra-Madero JG, Ellenberg SS, Rassool MS, Tierney A, Belaunzaran-Zamudio PF, Lopez-Martinez A, Pineirua-Menendez A, Montaner LJ, Azzoni L, Benitez CR, Sereti I, Andrade-Villanueva J, Mosqueda-Gomez JL, Rodriguez B, Sanne I, Lederman MM, and the CADIRIS Study Team: Effect of the chemokine receptor 5 antagonist maraviroc on the occurrence of immune reconstitution inflammatory syndrome in HIV (CADIRIS): a double-blind, randomized placebo-controlled trial. Lancet HIV 1: e60-67, 2014.

Berman AT, Ellenberg S, Simone CB.: Predicting survival in NSCLC using PET: several conclusions from multiple comparisons. J Clinical Oncology 32: 1631-2, 2014.

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Last updated: 09/18/2015
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