Naihua Duan, PhD

Professor, Biostatistics (in Psychiatry), Department of Psychiatry, Columbia University Medical Center

Naihua Duan, PhD, places his primary research interest in the application of biostatistics to various areas of psychiatric research, such as mental health services research, HIV prevention, clinical trials, etc. He is an experienced practicing biostatistician who has contributed significantly to the field of mental health research, and has published extensively both in methodology and in substantive research. He played a central role in the design, implementation, and data analysis of a number of important health care studies, including the Recovery After Initial Schizophrenic Episode (RAISE) study, a nationwide effort to develop an optimal early intervention strategy for treating people experiencing a first episode of the psychotic symptoms of schizophrenia; the Army Study to Assess Risk and Resilience in Service Members (Army STARRS), a large scale epidemiology study on the risk and protector factors for suicide in the US Army; the Partners in Care study, a group-randomized trial to evaluate the impact of quality improvement interventions for depression care in primary care settings; the Youth Partners in Care study, a randomized trial to evaluate the impact of quality improvement interventions for depression care for adolescents and youth in primary care settings; Project VIBE, a consumer research project on acceptability for HIV vaccines and potential risk behavior changes; and the Los Angeles Mammography Promotion study, a large field study that recruited and randomized 45 churches in Los Angeles County to three intervention conditions: peer telephone counseling, printed material counseling, and control.


National Taiwan University
BS - Mathematics

Columbia University
MA - Mathematical Statistics

Stanford University
PhD - Statistics