About the Author
Jeffrey D. Blume, PhD
I spend my time thinking about statistical evidence, scientific methods, and data science. And food. Sometimes.
I am an Professor of Biostatistics and Biomedical Informatics at Vanderbilt University. I founded Vanderbilt's graduate program in Biostatistics and served as the director of graduate studies for over 10 years. In 2019 I began a Master's of Science Program in Data Science at Vanderbilt. I have extensive experience in the development, operation, analysis, and methodological aspects of Clinical Trials and biomedical research. My statistical research is spread across a diverse range of areas: foundations of statistical inference, mediation modeling, prediction modeling and missing data, data science, and the design, conduct and analysis of clinical trials. I am a leading expert in Likelihood methods for measuring statistical evidence. My collaborative experience is quite diverse, with a current emphasis on diagnostic and cancer trials, large-scale trials, radiology (imaging), and nephrology.