Name: Roberta Beach
Mail: 420 Delaware Street SE
MMC 508 Mayo
8508A (Campus Delivery Code)
Minneapolis, MN 55455
"Methodology is the core of excellence in cardiovascular health investigation."
rofessor Duval received her BSc (Honors) in Statistical Science from Flinders University of South Australia in 1993 and her PhD in Biostatistics from the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center in 1999. She has served on the faculty of the Division of Epidemiology and Community Health (University of Minnesota), and joined the Lillehei Clinical Research Unit of the Cardiovascular Division in 2011. Her career has been dedicated to the application of methodological approaches to cardiovascular clinical research.Prof. Duval serves as a faculty statistician in the AHRQ-funded "Evidence-Based Practice Center (EPC)" at the University of Minnesota. She has achieved international recognition for the development of the "Trim and Fill" algorithm to address advanced issues in publication bias. Her papers on this topic in Biometrics and the Journal of the American Statistical Association have been cited over 6,800 times.She has been recognized as a Fellow of the American Heart Association, and serves on the editorial board of Research Synthesis Methods , the official journal of the Society for Research Synthesis Methodology (SRSM). She is also a statistical editor for Circulation , the American Heart Association's flagship journal, and is the statistical consultant for the Vascular Medicine Journal .
Evaluation of the efficacy, harm, and cost-effectiveness of cardiovascular disease; behavioral, pharmacologic, and device-based therapeutic interventions spanning coronary artery and peripheral artery disease (PAD) syndromes, heart failure, and other cardiovascular diseases Epidemiology of cardiovascular diseases Analysis of administrative databases and registries Meta-analytic methods applied to cardiovascular clinical trials and observational studies