Rachel (Rong) Chu
Rachel completed her honours B.Sc. combining Computer Science and Statistics at McMaster University, and M.Sc. in Statistics at the University of British Columbia. She is currently a Ph.D. student in Health Research Methodology (biostatistics stream) at McMaster University, under the supervision of Dr. Lehana Thabane.
Her interest lies in the development and application of statistical methods to tackle health problems and further biomedical research. Specific areas of interest include design and analysis of clinical trials, causal inference in observational studies, hierarchical modeling, misclassification in case-control studies, and Bayesian statistics in clinical and epidemiological research. She is particularly interested in pushing the boundaries of knowledge through the lens of multidisciplinary research. Her thesis work focuses on assessing the impact of intraclass correlation on analysis of multicentre randomized controlled trials and the impact of prognostic heterogeneity on estimation of treatment effect in randomized controlled trials.