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James Dziura, MPH, PhD

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Professor of Emergency Medicine and of Biostatistics and of Medicine (Endocrinology)


Co-Director, Yale Center for Analytical Sciences (YCAS); Director, Yale Data Coordinating Center; Professor, Biostatistics



Professor of Emergency Medicine and of Biostatistics and of Medicine (Endocrinology)

Co-Director, Yale Center for Analytical Sciences (YCAS); Director, Yale Data Coordinating Center; Professor, Biostatistics


Jim is a Professor in the Department of Emergency Medicine at YMS. As a biostatistician at Yale since 2002 he has co-authored over 200 peer-reviewed articles with a diverse group of Yale investigators. Dr. Dziura also serves as the Deputy Director of both the Yale Center for Analytical Sciences (YCAS) and the Yale Data Coordinating Center (YDCC) in the Yale School of Public Health. He has been active in training young investigators, both individually (as a mentor and statistical resource for K-awardees, post-doctoral fellows, residents and Master’s students) and in the classroom (where he has developed a graduate-level course and several workshops on biostatistics in clinical research). His primary research interests are in the coordination of multicenter clinical trials. Over the past ten years he has overseen data coordinating and biostatistical efforts for several trials. Notably, he served as the PI of the data coordinating center for the RUPP Autism Network study of Guanfacine for the treatment of hyperactivity. He is the Director of the Data Coordinating Center for the Autism Biomarkers Consortium for Clinical Trials (ABC-CT), a multicenter longitudinal study developing reproducible experimental biomarkers (e.g. from EEG, eye tracking) for use as stratification factors and outcomes in clinical trials.He is a senior biostatistician (and unblinded statistician for the DSMB) for the Data Coordinating Center of a large pragmatic cluster-randomized trial for the prevention of serious fall injuries (STRIDE) in 6,000 older persons from 86 health care practices.


Education & Training

Yale University (2001)
Yale University (1998)
Bates College (1993)



Much of my recent contributions have been in the area of Emergency Medicine. Collaborations include evaluating and testing a disability scale in older visitors to the ED, examining the efficacy of a bilingual computer-assisted screen and brief intervention for Latino unhealthy drinkers, determining prognostic factors for patients in ED chest pain observation, describing the diagnostic accuracy of point-of-care ultrasound and the evaluation of a network analytic model for adherence and abstinence. Additionally, I've studied the behavioral factors involved with motor vehicle crashes. Through the NIDA funded Yale-Drug Abuse, Addiction, and HIV Research Scholars (Yale-DAHRS) I am actively engaged in the mentorship and training of junior clinician scientists with an emphasis on designing research studies that improve health outcomes of patients with and at risk for drug abuse, addiction, and HIV.

Another area of research concentration is the epidemiology and treatment of metabolic disorders such as obesity and diabetes. My dissertation focused on the effects of physical activity on body weight maintenance and diabetes in older individuals. More recent contributions have examined metabolic consequences of obesity in children and behavioral approaches to weight reduction. I've also studied mechanisms of insulin resistance in children and adults.

Medical Subject Headings (MeSH)

Clinical Trials as Topic; Data Collection; Diabetes Mellitus; Emergency Medicine; Epidemiology; Nutritional and Metabolic Diseases; Obesity; Statistics as Topic

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Frequent collaborators of James Dziura's published research.





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