Glenn Heller, PhD

Attending Biostatistician

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Glenn Heller, PhD

Education

New York University

Current Research Interests

Dr. Heller’s current research interests include the design and analysis of phase 2 clinical trials, the analysis of survival data, and the investigation of predictive accuracy measures. For the analysis of phase 2 studies, he has developed a test statistic that adjusts for patient risk when the patient population is heterogeneous. This approach is applicable in basket trials, where multiple patient populations are treated under a single protocol. In survival analysis, he has developed discrimination and explained variation predictive accuracy measures.  These metrics, applied to risk models with survival data, are used as a tool in clinical decisions.  In addition, he has developed methods to evaluate the improvement in risk classification measures due to the inclusion of new biomarkers. Dr. Heller is involved in the design and analysis of laboratory and clinical studies emanating from the Departments of Medicine, Pediatrics, and Surgery.

Publications

Selected peer-reviewed publications:

  1. Devlin SM, Heller G. Concordance probability as a meaningful contrast across disparate survival times. Statistical Methods in Medical Research. epub 2021.
  2. Heller G. The added value of new covariates to the Brier score in Cox survival models. Lifetime Data Analysis. 2021. 27: 1-14. 
  3. Devlin SM, Gönen M, Heller G. Measuring the temporal prognostic utility of a baseline risk score. Lifetime Data Analysis. 2020. 26: 856-871.
  4. Heller G, Seshan VE, Moskowitz CS, Gonen M. Inference for the difference in the area under the ROC curve derived from nested binary regression models. Biostatistics. 2017. 18: 260-274.
  5. Heller G, Mo X. Estimating the concordance probability in a survival analysis with a discrete number of risk groups. Lifetime Data Analysis. 2016. 22: 263-279.

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Disclosures

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