Thomas Belin

Thomas Belin


UCLA Pub Hlth-Biostat/Psychr & Biobehav Sci
BOX 951772, 51-267 CHS
Los Angeles, CA 90095


Professor, Biostatistics, Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences, Health Equity
Member, CTSI, JCCC Patients and Survivors Program Area, Medical Informatics GPB Home Area
Investigator, Biostatistics, Epidemiology and Research Design


His research interests focus on incomplete-data problems. Some of his efforts involve problems where data are incomplete due to nonresponse (e.g., subjects failing to answer survey questions or due to design decisions (e.g., an investigator intentionally obtained measurements on some but not all subjects on a given variable). His 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 addresses incomplete data in longitudinal studies. He holds 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. He has developed mixture-modeling methods for performing linkage of multivariate records, and this work served as motivation for a recent proposed methodology for DNA identification. He has maintained an interest in methods for addressing the census undercount problem following on earlier work at the U.S. Census Bureau and in reporting of polling margins of error.


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