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Thomas R. Belin

Tom Belin
Professor of Biostatistics


DepartmentsType of Faculty
BiostatisticsFull Time
Contact Information

Room 51-267 CHS
Department of Biostatistics

Areas of Interest: 

Broadly speaking, my research interests focus on incomplete-data problems. Some of my efforts involve problems where data are incomplete due to nonresponse (e.g., subjects failing to answer survey questions, as in 3 or due to design decisions (e.g., an investigator intentionally obtained measurements on some but not all subjects on a given variable, as in 4. My work also includes studying models (hierarchical models, mixture models) where adopting a view that certain quantities are unobserved motivates a solution to an estimation problem, and ongoing work (starting with 13 and 6 addresses incomplete data in longitudinal studies. I hold a joint appointment in the Department of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences in the UCLA School of Medicine, and in recent years, mental health research has been a major area of application (8;11;10). I have developed mixture-modeling methods for performing linkage of multivariate records (2; 9), and this work served as motivation for a recent proposed methodology for DNA identification (5). I also have maintained an interest in methods for addressing the census undercount problem following on earlier work at the U.S. Census Bureau (3; 12; 7) and in reporting of polling margins of error (1).

PhD Statistics (1991) Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts
MA Statistics (1987) Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts
BS Mathematics (1986) Stanford University, Palo Alto, California
Selected Courses: 
Biostat 200A (Biostatistics) Fall 2008, 2009
Biostat 200B (Biostatistics) Winter 2005-2013
Biostat M232 (Statistical Analysis with Missing Data) Spring 2005, Fall 2006, Spring 2011
Biostat M235 (Causal Inference) Spring 2006, 2008