Diane Uschner, PhD., is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Biostatistics and Bioinformatics at the George Washington University School of Public Health. She joined the GW Biostatistics Center in April 2018 as a Biostatistician, then joined the Faculty of the DEB and finally the DBB in 2019. Dr. Uschner is the PI of the Data Coordinating Center of the COVID-19 Community Research Partnership, a multi-center cohort study for the serological and syndromic surveillance of COVID-19. She leads the Data Coordinating Center of a NIST funded project to study the impact of infrastructure failures on excess mortality in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico. She also serves as Co-Investigator of the Coordinating Center for the TODAY2 long-term follow-up study of the Treatment Options for T2D in Adolescents and Youth (TODAY) study.
Prior to joining GW, Dr. Uschner received her Ph.D. in Biostatistics from the RWTH Aachen University, Germany in 2018. Her PhD thesis focused on the choice of randomization procedures to mitigate bias in clinical trials and was funded by the EU FP7-project “Integrated Design and Analysis of Small Population group Trials” (IDeAl). Her methodological research interests focus on the design and analysis of clinical trials, randomization, control of bias, as well as survival analysis and the development of patient-centric outcomes. Dr. Uschner regularly serves as a reviewer for scientific journals, NIH grant reviews, and meeting abstracts. She is the Recipient of the prestigious Sam Greenhouse Research Enhancement Award.