Shawn Hirsch is a research statistician in the Biostatistics and Epidemiology Unit at RTI International. In this capacity, he works with a multidisciplinary team to design, implement, manage, and analyze observational studies and multisite randomized clinical trials. His specific job duties include, but are not limited to, the following: developing data safety reports, creating edit checks and other data quality reports, performing data manipulations and statistical analyses, and collaborating with investigators to prepare abstracts and manuscripts.
Mr. Hirsch has a diverse portfolio of experience in a variety of research topics, including traumatic brain injury, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), cancer, HIV/AIDS, and environmental health expertise. His statistical skills include sensitivity and specificity calculations; categorical data analysis; linear, logistic, and Poisson regressions; generalized linear models; and survival analysis. He has 6 years of experience with SAS, including arrays, macros, reporting, statistical programming, and rtf output. He also has 4 years of background in government contracting, including 2 years of project management experience. Mr. Hirsch is a Study Statistician for the PASA Study Data Coordinating Center.