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Todd Schwartz, DrPH

Associate Professor
Research

Todd_Schwartz@unc.edu

919.966.6306

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
School of Nursing
Carrington Hall, CB #7460
Chapel Hill, NC 27599-7460

Office: 2010

Todd Schwartz holds a primary faculty appointment in Biostatistics in the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health.  He holds a joint faculty appointment in the UNC School of Nursing, as well as an adjunct appointment in the UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy.

2017 Scientific Teaching Fellow Summer Institutes on Scientific Teaching National Science Foundation & Howard Hughes Medical Institute University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
2016 Reader for graduate student Laura Zhou, MS, recipient of UNC Department of Biostatistics’ Regina C. Elandt-Johnson Best Master’s Paper Award for “Treatment Comparisons through Sequence Group Comparisons in Crossover Studies with Time to Event Data.”  (Advisor: Gary Koch)
2016 Co-author on Santos et al. (2016), Abstract of Distinction at the State of the Science Congress on Nursing Research, Council for the Advancement of Nursing Science.
2015 Recipient of the Faculty Award for Excellence in Doctoral Mentorship and Education, presented by the Doctoral Student Organization, School of Nursing, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
2015 Co-author on Qin et al. (2015), Winner of the J. Virgil Peavy Memorial Award, which recognizes the most effective and innovative application of statistics and epidemiologic methods in an investigation or study, at the Annual Epidemic Intelligence Service (EIS) Conference, hosted by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
2015 Co-author on Toles et al. (2015), Presentation at the Presidential Poster Session (for posters having higher scores) of the 2015 Annual Scientific Meeting of the American Geriatrics Society
2014 Nominee for Faculty Award for Excellence in Doctoral Mentorship and Education, presented by the Doctoral Student Organization, School of Nursing, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
2013 Reader for graduate student Siying Li, MS, recipient of UNC Department of Biostatistics’ Regina C. Elandt-Johnson Best Master’s Paper Award for “A Multistage Non-inferiority Study Analysis Plan to Evaluate Successively More Stringent Criteria for a Clinical Trial with Rare Events.”
2013 Co-author on Davis et al. (2013), First Place Winner of the Poster Award in the Category of Data-Based Research at the Preventive Cardiovascular Nursing Association’s Annual Symposium
2012 Collaborator with graduate student Jasmine Talameh, PhD, PharmD, recipient of UNC Graduate Education Advancement Board Impact Award for “Genetic and Pharmacogenetic Associations with Heart Failure Patient Survival,” selected as having “exceptional quality and impact.”
2012 Co-author of Research in Nursing & Health’s Best Research Methods Article for 2012 for “A Strategy for Selecting Among Alternative Models for Continuous Longitudinal Data.”
2011 Co-author of “Short-Term In-Home Intervention Reduces Depressive Symptoms in Early Head Start Latina Mothers of Infants and Toddlers” (2010), recipient of the 2011 Laurel Archer Copp Literary Award, recognizing an “outstanding paper from the UNC School of Nursing that furthers knowledge in nursing”
2010 Co-author on Huffman et al. (2010), Recipient of the Merck Outstanding Nursing Research Award at the Annual Meeting of the American Society of Reproductive Medicine
2009 Recipient of the inaugural Faculty Award for Excellence in Doctoral Mentorship and Education, presented by the Doctoral Student Organization, School of Nursing, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
 2009 Nomination of co-authored manuscript “Lifetime Risk of Symptomatic Knee Osteoarthritis” (2008) in the Assessment & Epidemiology category for the 2009 Charles C. Shepard Science Award for the authors of the “most outstanding peer-reviewed research paper published by Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR) scientists during the preceding year” and “for demonstrating excellence in science”
2009 Co-author on Pados et al. (2009), Recipient (1st Place) of the Southern Nursing Research Society Doctoral Student Poster Award
2009 Co-author on Pados et al. (2009), Recipient of the Southern Nursing Research Society Parent/Child Research Interest Group Poster Award
2008-2009 Nomination by School of Nursing PhD students for a University-wide Teaching Award at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
2004-2006 Named to The Chancellor’s List (Who’s Who Among Graduate Students)
1999-2001 Procter and Gamble Pre-Doctoral Fellow
1998-Present Member of Delta Omega Public Health Honor Society
1996-1999 National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute Pre-Doctoral Trainee
1994-1995 Named to Who’s Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges
1991-1995 Messiah College President’s Scholar

 

  • Statistical methods
  • Research study design
  • Statistical education