Third Annual Thomas R. Ten Have Symposium on Statistics in Mental Health

Thomas R. Ten Have

Thomas R. Ten Have

May 29-30, 2014

Department of Biostatistics
Yale School of Public Health
Yale School of Medicine
Winslow Auditorium
60 College Street
New Haven, CT 06520

You are cordially invited to attend the 3rd Annual Thomas R. Ten Have Symposium on Statistics in Mental Health. This event continues the annual Columbia-Cornell-NYU-Penn-Yale Symposium and is jointly sponsored by the five universities and the Mental Health Statistics Section of the American Statistical Association. Conference participants are welcome to contribute posters on statistical methodology or applied research in the area of mental health.


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There will be a total of 8 regular invited talks (35 minutes) plus 1 Keynote Address (50 minutes).

Day 1 (May 29th)

11:00-11:10 Welcome
11:10-11:45 Hanga Galfalvy "Joint Models for Longitudinal State Measures and Risk of Suicide Attempt"
11:45-12:00 Discussion
12:00-1:00 On site Lunch
1:00-1:35 Pilar Lim "Addressing High Placebo Response in Mood Disorder Clinical Trials: Doubly Randomized Enrichment Designs"
1:35-1:50 Discussion
1:50-2:25 Yihong Zhao "A Functional Data Approach to Modeling Brain Image Data"
2:25-2:40 Discussion
2:40-3:00 Break
3:00-3:35 Juned Siddique "Multiple Imputation for Harmonizing Non-commensurate Measures Across Multiple Longitudinal Adolescent Depression Trials"
3:35-3:50 Discussion
4:00-4:50 Keynote Speaker Talk - Dr. Naihua Duan, Columbia University - "'Small data': An Alternative to 'Big Data'"
4:50-5:15 Discussion
5:30-7:00 Happy Hour (off site)
7:00- Dinner (not included in registration fee)

Day 2 (May 30th)

8:30-9:00 Light breakfast (coffee and cookies) on site
9:00-9:35 Samiran Ghosh "Bayesian Non-Inferiority Trial Design with Application in Depression Trial"
9:35-9:50 Discussion
9:50-10:25 Justine Shults "TBA"
10:25-10:40 Discussion
10:40-10:55 Break
10:55-11:30 Alden Gross "Integrative Data Analysis of the Annual Rate of Cognitive Decline in Community Living Older Adults"
11:30-11:45 Discussion
11:45-12:20 Joseph Goulet "Big pain data"
12:20-12:35 Discussion
12:35-1:00 Goodbye


Registration Fee

$75 regular; $30 student

Registration is limited to 140 participants.

Registration Deadline

The conference registration deadline is May 15, 2014, or when the conference reaches capacity.

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Call For Posters

Posters will be on display on May 29th. Presenters should be available to attend their posters during the 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm lunchtime break. If you intend to present, please send the title and author list of your poster to or

Submission Deadline

The deadline for poster submissions is April 16, 2014.

Accommodations & Parking


The conference will be held in Winslow Auditorium at 60 College Street, New Haven, CT.



Parking is available in the Air Rights Parking Garage.

The Air Rights Parking Garage is located between North and South Frontage roads, straddling York St. Hourly, half-day and daily rates are available. Special parking spaces for disabled visitors are located next to the elevators on each parking level. The garage is monitored by Yale-New Haven Hospital Security Services. The New Haven Parking Authority, (203) 946-8936, can provide current rate information.

Program Committee

Melanie Wall Columbia University and NYSPI
Haiqun Lin Yale University
Ralitza Gueorguieva Yale University
Eva Petkova New York University
Justine Shults University of Pennsylvania
Warren Bilker University of Pennsylvania
Elizabeth Stuart Johns Hopkins University
Donald Hedeker University of Illinois at Chicago
Andrew Zhou University of Washington
Naihua Duan Columbia University


The idea for a forum on statistics in psychiatry arose in 1998 from informal discussions among Eva Petkova, Ray Carroll, and Tom Ten Have, when Eva visited Ray Carroll at the University of Pennsylvania, where he was a visiting faculty member.

The first forum took place in 1999 at the New York State Psychiatric Institute as an informal joint forum with participating statisticians from Columbia University and University of Pennsylvania. It was at this initial forum that several precedents were established for the ensuing annual forums: the forum would start with lunch and end with at least happy hour if not dinner and then a quick departure of the visiting attendees back home by train. Between 1999 and 2003 the forum location rotated between Columbia University and University of Pennsylvania with each forum consisting of two one-hour presentations on statistics in psychiatry by a member from each school and then ample time for informal discussions before happy hour.

In 2004, Yale University joined as the third participating institution and GlaxoSmithKline was a company sponsor of an external invited speaker (Dr. Robert Gibbons). In addition, the forum grew in size with one one-hour invited presentation and three thirty minute contributed presentations (one from each participating institution), outside participants (from GSK and Mount Sinai) and enhanced social program. This required the breaking of the tradition of starting the forum with lunch by having the invited speaker present before lunch.

Due to the one-day nature of the event at that time and the central location of New York City, the events between 2005 and 2008 all took place in New York City. In 2007 New York University became the fourth participating site and the "forum" was renamed to "symposium" in acknowledgement of the growing size and outreach of the event. The symposium continued to expand with adding Cornell University as another participating institution. After 2008 the participating universities resumed rotation of the event with the 2009 symposium taking place at the University of Pennsylvania, the 2010 symposium being hosted at Yale and the 2011 symposium returning to New York City and taking place at the New York State Psychiatric Institute.

In 2011 Thomas Ten Have who was one of the founders of the symposium passed away. To honor his many contributions to the field of statistics in psychiatry and to the statistics profession, the symposium was renamed to “Tom R. Ten Have Symposium on Statistics in Psychiatry” (TTH Symposium). The 2012 TTH symposium was the first renamed symposium, took place at the University of Pennsylvania and culminated in the Ten Have Memorial Lecture given by Professor C. Hendricks Brown. The 2013 TTH symposium took place at the New York University Child Study Center.

In 2013, the Statistics in Mental Health Section (MHS) of the American Statistical Association and the TTH organizers from the participating universities agreed to jointly sponsor the 2014 event scheduled to take place at Yale University on May 29th and May 30th, 2014. This will be the first national symposium with expanded program covering a day and a half of presentations, posters and social program.