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Eloise Kaizar

Elly Kaizar

Eloise Kaizar

Professor of Statistics, Department Chair


(614) 247-2585

404B Cockins Hall
1958 Neil Ave
Columbus, OH 43210

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Areas of Expertise

  • Meta Analysis
  • Survey Sampling
  • Bayesian Statistics


  • PhD, Carnegie Mellon University (2006)

I am interested in developing and evaluating methods to assess the effectiveness and safety of health care interventions. My primary area of expertise is research synthesis, or meta-analysis. Although research synthesis can be used to dramatically reduce the cost of important discoveries, it is also the only practical way to answer some system-wide questions or empirically evaluate interventions for diverse and fragile populations. In this context, I also work to develop methods to evaluate study generalizability, synthesize data collected with randomized and observational designs, and assess treatment effects on rare event outcomes. These latter lines of work incorporate ideas originally developed for survey sampling, missing data, and causal analysis, which are additional areas that interest me.

Eloise (Elly) Kaizar joined the statistics faculty in 2006. She currently serves as Department Chair in the Department of Statistics at The Ohio State University. She works to advance the profession and increase the quality of statistical applications in medicine through activities such as chairing the Gertrude M. Cox scholarship committee. Her research has been funded by the NIH, NSF, other federal agencies, and corporate collaboration.