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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

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 Sep 20; 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. 2021 Sep 06.
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

Predicting the Transition From Suicidal Ideation to Suicide Attempt Among Sexual and Gender Minority Youths.
Berona J, Whitton S, Newcomb ME, Mustanski B, Gibbons R. Predicting the Transition From Suicidal Ideation to Suicide Attempt Among Sexual and Gender Minority Youths. Psychiatr Serv. 2021 Aug 04; appips202000497.
PMID: 34346732

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. 2021 Jul 28.
PMID: 34326295

Development and Validation of Computerized Adaptive Assessment Tools for the Measurement of Posttraumatic Stress Disorder Among US Military Veterans.
Brenner LA, Betthauser LM, Penzenik M, Germain A, Li JJ, Chattopadhyay I, Frank E, Kupfer DJ, Gibbons RD. Development and Validation of Computerized Adaptive Assessment Tools for the Measurement of Posttraumatic Stress Disorder Among US Military Veterans. JAMA Netw Open. 2021 Jul 01; 4(7):e2115707.
PMID: 34236411

A phase 2 trial of inhaled nitrous oxide for treatment-resistant major depression.
Nagele P, Palanca BJ, Gott B, Brown F, Barnes L, Nguyen T, Xiong W, Salloum NC, Espejo GD, Lessov-Schlaggar CN, Jain N, Cheng WWL, Komen H, Yee B, Bolzenius JD, Janski A, Gibbons R, Zorumski CF, Conway CR. A phase 2 trial of inhaled nitrous oxide for treatment-resistant major depression. Sci Transl Med. 2021 06 09; 13(597).
PMID: 34108247

Depression and anxiety symptoms across pregnancy and the postpartum in low-income Black and Latina women.
Wenzel ES, Gibbons RD, O'Hara MW, Duffecy J, Maki PM. Depression and anxiety symptoms across pregnancy and the postpartum in low-income Black and Latina women. Arch Womens Ment Health. 2021 May 10.
PMID: 33970310

Prospective Development and Validation of the Computerized Adaptive Screen for Suicidal Youth.
King CA, Brent D, Grupp-Phelan J, Casper TC, Dean JM, Chernick LS, Fein JA, Mahabee-Gittens EM, Patel SJ, Mistry RD, Duffy S, Melzer-Lange M, Rogers A, Cohen DM, Keller A, Shenoi R, Hickey RW, Rea M, Cwik M, Page K, McGuire TC, Wang J, Gibbons R. Prospective Development and Validation of the Computerized Adaptive Screen for Suicidal Youth. JAMA Psychiatry. 2021 May 01; 78(5):540-549.
PMID: 33533908

Development and Validation of a Computerized Adaptive Assessment Tool for Discrimination and Measurement of Psychotic Symptoms.
Guinart D, de Filippis R, Rosson S, Patil B, Prizgint L, Talasazan N, Meltzer H, Kane JM, Gibbons RD. Development and Validation of a Computerized Adaptive Assessment Tool for Discrimination and Measurement of Psychotic Symptoms. Schizophr Bull. 2021 04 29; 47(3):644-652.
PMID: 33164091

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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