Lecturer in Biostatistics
Bayesian statistics, zero-inflated count data, longitudinal data, multivariate and correlated data
Email: bwrogers [at] umass [dot] edu
My research interests are in Bayesian modeling of health data for vulnerable populations. For my dissertation, I developed Bayesian models for longitudinal health data involving multiple correlated outcomes with large numbers of zero observations. I used these models to assess the effectiveness of two interventions: one to reduce substance use in people seeking mental health treatment, and another to improve linkage to care in a population of recently incarcerated individuals.