Todd Schwartz, DrPH

Research Associate Professor Department of Biostatistics
Research Associate Professor School of Nursing

T:(919) 843-8232

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tschwart@email.unc.edu

3106E McGavran-Greenberg Hall

CB #7420

Chapel Hill, NC 27599

USA

Dr. Todd Schwartz, research associate professor of biostatistics and faculty member since 2001, works collaboratively with the UNC School of Nursing (joint faculty appointment), the UNC Thurston Arthritis Research Center (Co-Director of the Methodology Core) and the UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy (adjunct faculty appointment).

Much of Dr. Schwartz’s efforts are focused on supporting various projects across these units with regard to their biostatistical aspects, including consultation on design, conduct, analysis and dissemination. He also has published on innovative pedagogical methods, including the ‘flipped’ classroom.

Honors and Awards

Faculty Award for Excellence in Doctoral Mentorship and Education
2015, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Best Research Methods Article (Co-author)
2012, Research in Nursing and Health

Inaugural Faculty Award for Excellence in Doctoral Mentorship and Education
2009, Doctoral Student Organization, School of Nursing, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Present Member
1998, Delta Omega Public Health Honor Society

Representative Courses

Statistical Models for Health Research (NURS 972), Spring 2017

Teaching Interests

Dr. Schwartz has also taught:

Analysis of Categorical Data (BIOS 665), Fall 2006-2016
Statistical Models for Health Research (NURS 972), Spring 2014, 2015, 2016
Advanced Statistics I: Principles of Regression and Correlation (NURS 970), Spring 2007, 2009, 2011, 2013
Advanced Statistics II: Principles of Analysis of Variance (NURS 971), Spring 2008, 2010, 2012


Research Activities

Analysis of Categorical Data
Clinical Trials Methodology
Interim Analyses
Sample Size Re-calculation
Statistical Education
Statistical Translation to Other Disciplines

Service Activities

JOURNAL REVIEW
Clinical Trials: Journal of the Society for Clinical Trials (Sage)                   
Studies in Higher Education (Society for Research into Higher Education) (Taylor & Francis)                                                                  
Statistics in Medicine (Wiley)                                                                         
Contemporary Clinical Trials (Elsevier)                                                        
Journal of Statistics Education (American Statistical Association)               
BMC Medical Education (BioMed Central)                                                  
Pharmaceutical Statistics (Wiley)                                                                  
Research in Nursing & Health (Wiley)                                                          
BMC Geriatrics (BioMed Central)                                                                
Osteoarthritis and Cartilage (OsteoArthritis Research Society International)

EXTERNAL SERVICE
Statistics in Nursing Listserv, Moderator
Data and Safety Monitoring Board (Member) Palliative Care in Heart Failure (PAL-HF) Trial, Duke Clinical Research Institute, Duke University

UNIVERSITY COMMITTEE SERVICE
Biostatistics Section (President), Alumni Association
Alumni Activities and Social Committee (Chair) Department of Biostatistics
Doctoral Examinations Committee (Member) Applied Exam Subcommittee, Department of Biostatistics
PhD Admissions Committee (Member) School of Nursing

Staff/Administrative Duties

Biostatistics Section (President)
Alumni Association
Gillings School of Global Public Health
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Awards Committee (Member)
Bernard G. Greenberg Alumni Endowment Award and Harriet Hylton Barr Distinguished Alumni Award
Alumni Association
Gillings School of Global Public Health
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Governing Board (Member)
Alumni Association
Gillings School of Global Public Health
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Key Publications

Flipping the Statistics Classroom in Nursing Education. Schwartz, T.A. (2014). Journal of Nursing Education, 53.

An Overview of Statistical Planning to Address Subgroups in Confirmatory Clinical Trials. Koch, G.G., Schwartz, T.A. (2014). Journal of Biopharmaceutical Statistics, 24.

Teaching Principles of One-Way Analysis of Variance Using M&M’s Candy. Schwartz TA. (2013). Journal of Statistics Education, 21.

A Two-Stage Sample Size Recalculation Procedure for Placebo- and Active-Controlled Non-Inferiority Trials. Schwartz, T.A., Denne, J.S . (2006). Statistics in Medicine, 25.

Common Threads between Sample Size Recalculation and Group Sequential Procedures. Schwartz, T.A., Denne, J.S. (2003). Pharmaceutical Statistics, 2.

Education

DrPH, Biostatistics, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 2004

MS, Biostatistics, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 1998

BA, Mathematics (minor in Statistics), Messiah College, 1995