Grant Izmirlian, PhD, is a Mathematical Statistician in the Biometry Research Group.
Dr. Izmirlian was responsible for the statistical monitoring of both the Prostate, Lung, Colorectal and Ovarian (PLCO) Cancer Screening Trial and the National Lung Screening Trial (NLST), having designed the interim analysis plan for the latter. His research focused on extending the methodology for interim monitoring of a time to event outcome measure to the setting of a weighted statistic, motivated by the delayed effect of screening.
Dr. Izmirlian collaborates with the Division of Cancer Prevention (DCP) Nutritional Sciences Research Group on analysis of data from microarray experiments. He provides statistical review of DCP protocols and concepts, and his research interests include methodology related to multiple testing, model selection, large-scale computing.
Dr. Izmirlian joined the Biometry Research Group in 1999 having come from the Epidemiology, Demography and Biometry Branch of the National Institute on Aging, where he was an IRTA fellow and then staff fellow. He received a PhD in mathematics from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.