Congratulations to alumnus Miguel Marino, PhD ’11, who is Associate Professor in the Departments of Family Medicine and Biostatistics at Oregon Health and Science University, for being elected to the National Academy of Medicine (NAM)! Dr. Marino is described as being a world leader in primary care biostatistics. As co-founder of the Primary Care Latino Equity Research lab, he pioneers novel quantitative approaches to study racial/ethnic subpopulations in electronic health record (EHR) data. His pioneering methods to use EHR data for health equity research have revolutionized this field. A first-generation Mexican American, Dr. Marino employs statistics to answer pressing questions about health policy, health disparities, health insurance and more. He uses multiple layers of data — such as a patient’s preferred language or place of birth, whether clinics are located in rural or urban areas, and state or federal policies — to explore differences among distinct subgroups of patients who research often lumps together due to their shared race or ethnicity. Dr. Marino seeks to understand how each subgroup accesses care; if certain conditions affect some subgroups more than others; and how different policies or approaches to health care can improve access or reduce inequity. Per the OHSU featured story.
Department of Biostatistics