Director of an international multicenter Data Coordinating Center funded by the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS) on myasthenia gravis, a rare disease. She serves as the primary Biostatistician for Collaborative Antiviral Study Group pediatric trials on rare diseases. She also provides statistical support regarding study design, protocol development, study monitoring, quality assurance, report generation, and statistical analyses. She has years of experience in writing and presenting Data and Safety Monitoring Board (DSMB) reports. She served as a DSMB member in an NIH/NINDS study and had served as a temporary member of NHLBI study sections. Her current research interests are statistical methods in clinical trials, survival and reliability analysis, analysis of pool screening and count data, goodness-of-fit and model diagnostics, inference for heavy tail distribution, and propensity scores applied to epidemiologic data.
Douglas J. Barrett, M.D., is a Professor in the Department of Pediatrics, the Department of Molecular Genetics & Microbiology, and the Department of Pathology, Immunology, & Laboratory Medicine at the University of Florida College of Medicine. Dr. Barrett is a practicing pediatrician, a researcher, and the author or coauthor of three books, several book chapters, and more than 110 journal articles. Dr. Barrett’s clinical and research expertise is in childhood immune responses, immunodeficiency diseases, and transplantation. His research has been supported by grants from the National Institutes of Health, the American Heart Association, and the American Cancer Society. Dr. Barrett is active in the American Academy of Pediatrics, American Board of Pediatrics, Association for Academic Health Centers, and the Society for Pediatric Research. He serves on the editorial board for Contemporary Pediatrics and is a reviewer for multiple journals. Dr. Barrett received his M.D. in 1974 as a charter class member of the University of South Florida College of Medicine. He completed his pediatric internship training at Tampa General Hospital and All Children’s Hospital. After completing a pediatric residency at SUNY/Upstate Medical Center in New York, he pursued fellowship training in pediatric immunology in the Department of Pediatrics at the University of California, San Francisco. Dr. Barrett joined the University of Florida in 1980. He served as the Chief of the Division of Pediatric Immunology from 1986 to 1990, as the Chairman of the Department of Pediatrics from 1990 to 2001, and as Senior Vice President for Health Affairs at the University of Florida from 2001 to 2009. In the latter position he was responsible for maximizing the performance of the educational, research, and clinical programs in the six colleges of the University of Florida’s Health Sciences Center.
Martina Bebin, M.D., M.P.A., is associate professor of neurology and pediatrics at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. She is a practicing