Thomas Belin, PhD

Core Scientist, Methods Core

Thomas R. Belin, PhD, is a Professor in the UCLA Department of Biostatistics, where he has been on the faculty since 1993, and the UCLA Department of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences, where he has held a joint appointment since 1995.  His methodological interests have focused on causal inference and handling incomplete data, and his extensive collaborative work has included involvement with the Center for HIV Identification, Prevention, and Treatments Services (CHIPTS) since its inception.  He also has had wide-ranging experience studying health-services interventions and quality-of-life outcomes, including serving as chair of the Design Committee of the Community Partners In Care study (K. Wells, L. Jones, co-PIs), a community-partnered participatory research project that received the 2014 Team Science Award from the Association for Clinical and Translational Science and the 2015 Annual Award from the Community-Campus Partnerships for Health organization.  Within the UCLA Department of Biostatistics, he has supervised 15 doctoral dissertations to completion and has served on more than 50 other doctoral dissertation committees, receiving an award from the UCLA Public Health Student Association in 2015 for outstanding advising and mentoring of doctoral students.  Since 2012 he has additionally served as Vice Chair of the department.  He was elected Fellow of the American Statistical Association in 2004, and in 2005 he received the Washington (D.C.) Statistical Society Gertrude M. Cox Award honoring a statistician making “significant contributions to statistical practice.”  His professional activity also includes being a member of the American Statistical Association Committee on Professional Ethics.