Biostatistician and Statistical Programmer
Joe Dong, MS, came to OpenNotes from the University of Massachusetts, Boston, Department of Nursing, where he was a statistical programmer working with longitudinal cohort data related to the connection between chronic pain characteristics and functional outcomes, including falls in an aging population.
Before relocating to Boston, Mr. Dong was a statistician and GIS specialist in the Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences at the University of Tennessee. There, his data analysis focused on health economics, health outcomes and health care costs, as well as the racial and ethnic disparities in health expenditures among children with cancer. At OpenNotes, his research interests include statistical methodology on survey data, logistic regression analysis, missing data and mediation analysis.
Mr. Dong received a Bachelor and a Master of Economics in Investment degree at Shandong University of Finance and Economics in Ji’nan, China and Shanghai University of Finance and Economics in Shanghai. He went on to earn a second master’s degree in Science in Applied Statistics from the University of Memphis in Tennessee.