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Robert Gibbons, PhD

Robert D. Gibbons is the Blum-Riese Professor and a Pritzker Scholar at the University of Chicago. He has appointments in the Departments of Medicine, Public Health Sciences and Comparative Human Development. He also directs the Center for Health Statistics. Professor Gibbons is a Fellow of the American Statistical Association, the International Statistical Institute, and the Royal Statistical Society, and a member of the National Academy of Medicine of the National Academy of Sciences. He has authored more than 300 peer-reviewed scientific papers and five books. His statistical work spans the areas of longitudinal data analysis, item response theory, environmental statistics and drug safety and has led to thousands of applications in the biological and social sciences. Professor Gibbons has received life-time achievement awards from the American Statistical Association, the American Public Health Association and Harvard University. He is a founder of the Mental Health Statistics section of the American Statistical Association.

University of Chicago
Chicago Illinois
Ph.D. - Statistics/Psychometrics
1981

University of Denver
Denver Colorado
BA - Chemistry/Mathematics
1976

Preoperative Assessment of Anxiety and Depression Using Computerized Adaptive Screening Tools: A Pilot Prospective Cohort Study.
Bass V, Brown F, Beiser DG, Peterson T, Gibbons RD, Nagele P. Preoperative Assessment of Anxiety and Depression Using Computerized Adaptive Screening Tools: A Pilot Prospective Cohort Study. Anesth Analg. 2022 04 01; 134(4):853-857.
PMID: 34958316

Associations of opioid prescription dose and discontinuation with risk of substance-related morbidity in long-term opioid therapy.
Quinn PD, Chang Z, Bair MJ, Rickert ME, Gibbons RD, Kroenke K, D'Onofrio BM. Associations of opioid prescription dose and discontinuation with risk of substance-related morbidity in long-term opioid therapy. Pain. 2022 Apr 01; 163(4):e588-e595.
PMID: 34326295

Wingman-Connect Program increases social integration for Air Force personnel at elevated suicide risk: Social network analysis of a cluster RCT.
Wyman PA, Pickering TA, Pisani AR, Cero I, Yates B, Schmeelk-Cone K, Hendricks Brown C, Gibbons RD, Simonson J, Pflanz SE. Wingman-Connect Program increases social integration for Air Force personnel at elevated suicide risk: Social network analysis of a cluster RCT. Soc Sci Med. 2022 03; 296:114737.
PMID: 35131614

Psychosis Biotypes: Replication and Validation from the B-SNIP Consortium.
Clementz BA, Parker DA, Trotti RL, McDowell JE, Keedy SK, Keshavan MS, Pearlson GD, Gershon ES, Ivleva EI, Huang LY, Hill SK, Sweeney JA, Thomas O, Hudgens-Haney M, Gibbons RD, Tamminga CA. Psychosis Biotypes: Replication and Validation from the B-SNIP Consortium. Schizophr Bull. 2022 01 21; 48(1):56-68.
PMID: 34409449

Validation of a Computerized Adaptive Test Suicide Scale (CAT-SS) among United States Military Veterans.
Brenner LA, Betthauser LM, Penzenik M, Bahraini N, Gibbons RD. Validation of a Computerized Adaptive Test Suicide Scale (CAT-SS) among United States Military Veterans. PLoS One. 2022; 17(1):e0261920.
PMID: 35061760

Preoperative Assessment of Anxiety and Depression Using Computerized Adaptive Screening Tools: A Pilot Prospective Cohort Study.
Bass V, Brown F, Beiser DG, Peterson T, Gibbons RD, Nagele P. Preoperative Assessment of Anxiety and Depression Using Computerized Adaptive Screening Tools: A Pilot Prospective Cohort Study. Anesth Analg. 2021 Dec 24.
PMID: 34958316

Awareness of illness moderates self-assessment of psychotic symptoms.
Martinez Agulleiro L, de Filippis R, Rosson S, Patil B, Prizgint L, Talasazan N, Meltzer HY, Kane JM, Gibbons RD, Guinart D. Awareness of illness moderates self-assessment of psychotic symptoms. Aust N Z J Psychiatry. 2021 Nov 17; 48674211057480.
PMID: 34784772

Concomitant opioid and benzodiazepine use and risk of suicide attempt and intentional self-harm: Pharmacoepidemiologic study.
Gibbons RD, Hur K, Quinn PD. Concomitant opioid and benzodiazepine use and risk of suicide attempt and intentional self-harm: Pharmacoepidemiologic study. Drug Alcohol Depend. 2021 11 01; 228:109046.
PMID: 34592702

Using computerised adaptive tests to screen for perinatal depression in underserved women of colour.
Wenzel E, Penalver Bernabe B, Dowty S, Nagelli U, Pezley L, Gibbons R, Maki P. Using computerised adaptive tests to screen for perinatal depression in underserved women of colour. Evid Based Ment Health. 2022 02; 25(1):23-28.
PMID: 34489361

Psychosis Biotypes: Replication and Validation from the B-SNIP Consortium.
Clementz BA, Parker DA, Trotti RL, McDowell JE, Keedy SK, Keshavan MS, Pearlson GD, Gershon ES, Ivleva EI, Huang LY, Hill SK, Sweeney JA, Thomas O, Hudgens-Haney M, Gibbons RD, Tamminga CA. Psychosis Biotypes: Replication and Validation from the B-SNIP Consortium. Schizophr Bull. 2021 Aug 19.
PMID: 34409449

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Advisor to the Secretary of the Veterans Administration
Veterans Administration
2017 - 2017

Endowed Chair University of Chicago – The Blum-Riese Professorship
University of Chicago
2016 - pres

Distinguished Achievement Medal for the ASA’s Section on Statistics and the Environment
ASA
2016 - 2016

Fellow of the Royal Statistical Society
Royal Statistical Society
2016 - 2016

Fellow of the International Statistical Institute
ISI
2015 - pres

Fellow of the Center for Health Administration Studies
University of Chicago
2015 - pres

Long-Term Excellence Award – Health Policy Statistics Section
ASA
2013 - 2013

Rema Lapouse Award for Contributions to Psychiatric Epidemiology
American Public Health Association
2012 - 2012

Pritzker Scholar
University of Chicago
2011 - pres

Professor Emeritus of Biostatistics
University of Illinois
2010 - pres

Distinguished Faculty Award
University of Illinois
2009 - 2009

Outstanding Statistical Applications Award
ASA
2009 - 2009

Youden Prize for Contributions to Inter-laboratory Calibration
ASA
2006 - 2006

Harvard Award in Psychiatric Epidemiology and Biostatistics
Harvard University
2003 - 2003

Youden Prize for Contributions to Inter-laboratory Calibration
ASA
2002 - 2002

Member of the Institute of Medicine (now National Academy of Medicine) of the National Academy of Sc
National Academy of Sciences
2001 - pres

Fellow of the American Statistical Association
ASA
2001 - pres

Research Scientist Award
NIMH
1995 - 2000