OHSU biostatistician elected to Nationwide Academy of Drugs

OHSU biostatistician elected to Nationwide Academy of Drugs
OHSU biostatistician elected to Nationwide Academy of Drugs

Miguel Marino, Ph.D., is an affiliate professor of biostatistics within the OHSU College of Drugs’s Division of Household Drugs and the OHSU-PSU College of Public Well being’s Biostatistics Group. (Courtesy of Shelby Brakken)

An Oregon Well being & Science College biostatistician whose analysis exposes racial and ethnic well being inequality is amongst 100 newly elected members of the Nationwide Academy of Drugs, which advises the nation on medical points.

The election acknowledges Miguel Marino, Ph.D., an affiliate professor of biostatistics within the OHSU College of Drugs’s Division of Household Drugs and the OHSU-PSU College of Public Well being’s Biostatistics Group, for being a world chief in major care biostatistics, utilizing modern approaches to review racial and ethnic subpopulations in digital well being information, or EHRs. The academy notes Marino’s “pioneering strategies to make use of EHR knowledge for well being fairness analysis have revolutionized this subject.”

Election to the academy is taken into account one of many highest honors within the fields of well being and drugs, and acknowledges people who’ve demonstrated excellent skilled achievement and dedication to service. New members are elected by present members.

“Dr. Marino’s statistical improvements reveal how U.S. well being care suppliers and establishments can higher serve traditionally marginalized communities that proceed to expertise well being inequities right now,” mentioned OHSU President Danny Jacobs, M.D., M.P.H., FACS. “Advancing well being fairness is of important significance. We’re pleased with Dr. Marino and his transformational work, and happy that his efforts are being acknowledged by the Nationwide Academy of Drugs.”

A primary-generation Mexican American, Marino employs statistics to reply urgent questions on well being coverage, well being disparities, medical health insurance and extra. He makes use of a number of layers of information — comparable to a affected person’s most well-liked language or fatherland, whether or not clinics are situated in rural or city areas, and state or federal insurance policies — to discover variations amongst distinct subgroups of sufferers who analysis typically lumps collectively resulting from their shared race or ethnicity. Marino seeks to grasp how every subgroup accesses care; if sure circumstances have an effect on some subgroups greater than others; and the way totally different insurance policies or approaches to well being care can enhance entry or scale back inequity.

He and John Heintzman, M.D., co-founded the Main Care Latino Fairness Analysis Lab, or PRIMER Lab, at OHSU. He’s statistical editor for JAMA Well being Discussion board; co-chairs the NIH Group Engagement Alliance’s Wants Evaluation & Analysis Workgroup; and serves on the U.S. Census Bureau’s Nationwide Advisory Committee on Racial, Ethnic and Different Populations. In 2020, the Nationwide Academy of Drugs named him an Rising Chief in Well being and Drugs.

Marino earned a doctorate in biostatistics from Harvard College, in addition to a grasp’s diploma in biostatistics and a bachelors’ diploma in arithmetic and utilized science, each from the College of California, Los Angeles. He served as a post-doctoral fellow on the Harvard College of Public Well being earlier than becoming a member of OHSU in 2012.

Different OHSU college members who’ve beforehand been elected to the Nationwide Academy of Drugs embody: Erik Brodt, M.D.Deborah Cohen, Ph.D.Jennifer DeVoe, M.D.Brian Druker, M.D.Richard Goodman, M.D., Ph.D.Eric Gouaux, Ph.D., Joe Grey, Ph.D.Danny Jacobs, M.D., M.P.H., FACS; Craig Newgard, M.D., M.P.H.; and Gary Westbrook, M.D.

Extra data and an inventory of all 100 new Nationwide Academy of Drugs members may be discovered within the academy’s announcement.