New Director of Biostatistics and Data Analysis Core
Ramon Durazo-Arvizu, PhD, has been named the new faculty director of the Biostatistics and Data Analysis Core of The Saban Research Institute at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles. Dr. Durazo-Arvizu has also been appointed to a USC faculty position as Professor of Research Pediatrics within the Division of Research on Children, Youth and Families. His roles at CHLA and USC will both begin in early February.
Dr. Durazo-Arvizu comes to Los Angeles from Loyola University Chicago and the Loyola Medical Center. There, he served as Director of the Biostatistics Division that provides analytical expertise to physician-scientists, scientists and trainees. He co-founded the Master’s Program in Clinical Research Methods and Epidemiology, a component of the Public Health Program at Loyola.
Dr. Durazo-Arvizu received his PhD in Applied Mathematics from the University of Arizona. His research activities have included describing and understanding racial and ethnic health disparities by studying populations in the United States and in numerous countries across the world, including his birth country of Mexico.
Current interests include the application of statistical methods to epidemiology and clinical research. He is the lead statistician for the Vitamin D Standardization Program (VDSP) and a board member of the Vitamin D External Quality Assessment Scheme (DEQAS). Dr. Durazo-Arvizu is a consultant/affiliated investigator for the Chicago Field Center of the Hispanic Community Health Study/Study of Latinos and has a longstanding collaboration with the T32 program directors.
His extensive track record of partnerships with NIH-funded investigators across numerous fields of research provides the Biostatistics and Data Analysis Core with seasoned leadership that will have a significant, positive impact on research quality, productivity and training at CHLA and with colleagues and students at the Keck School of Medicine and the Southern California Clinical and Translational Science Institute.
Dr. Durazo-Arvizu notes, “I have a passion for teaching and mentoring the next generation of clinical and public health investigators.”