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Dept. of Health Services
Program Affiliations
Ruth B. Etzioni
Affiliate Professor
Affiliate Professor, Biostatistics (primary appt.)

Member
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center

Research Interests:
Statistical methods in cancer screening, Bayesian methods in biostatistics, design issues in clinical trials.

Contact Information

email:   retzioni@fhcrc.org

address:
FHCRC
1100 Fairview Ave N, M2-B230
Seattle, WA 98109

voice:   206-667-6561
fax:   206-667-7264

Education

PhD   Carnegie Mellon University, 1990   (Statistics)
MS   Carnegie Mellon University, 1987   (Statistics)
BS   University of Cape Town (South Africa), 1985   (Mathematics)

Teaching   (Department of Health Services Courses)

  • HSERV 523
    Advanced Health Services Research Methods I - Large Public Databases; Big Data

Recent Publications



Zeliadt SB, Buist DS, Reid RJ, Grossman DC, Ma J, Etzioni R. Biopsy follow-up of prostate-specific antigen tests. Am J Prev Med. 2012 Jan;42(1):37-43.  PMID: 22176844


Williams LH, Miller DR, Fincke G, Lafrance JP, Etzioni R, Maynard C, Raugi GJ, Reiber GE. Depression and incident lower limb amputations in veterans with diabetes. J Diabetes Complications. 2011 May-Jun;25(3):175-82. Epub 2010 Aug 30.  PMID: 20801060    PMCID: PMC2994948


Zeliadt SB, Hoffman RM, Etzioni R, Gore JL, Kessler LG, Lin DW. Influence of publication of US and European prostate cancer screening trials on PSA testing practices. J Natl Cancer Inst. 2011 Mar 16;103(6):520-3. Epub 2011 Feb 28.  PMID: 21357307


Zeliadt SB, Hoffman RM, Etzioni R, Ginger VA, Lin DW. What happens after an elevated PSA test: the experience of 13,591 veterans. J Gen Intern Med. 2010 Nov;25(11):1205-10. Epub 2010 Aug 10.  PMID: 20697965    PMCID: PMC2947635


Zeliadt SB, Hoffman RM, Etzioni R, Gore JL, Kessler LG, Lin DW. 1988 Declines in PSA utilization after the 2008 PSA screening guidelines and publication of U.S. and European screening trials. American Urological Association. San Francisco, CA. J Urol 183(4S):e772; 2010.


Dissertation, Thesis & Capstone Committees (recent HSERV graduates)

2013
Member, dissertation committee for Alison Brenner
Development and assessment of algorithms for tailoring or targeting patient decision support in two disease models

2013
Member, dissertation committee for Joseph Unger
Representativeness, generalizability, and diffusion of cancer clinical trial treatments

2012
Member, dissertation committee for Anna Rubinsky
Alcohol screening results as a marker of alcohol misuse severity and postoperative risk

2011
Member, dissertation committee for Melissa Romaire
The pediatric medical home: Health service use, expenditures, and measurement

External Funding (sampling of recent awards from UW SAGE data)

Mechanisms and Markers of Prostate Cancer Metastases
National Institutes of Health (NIH)
PI:   Vessella           Dates:    8/1/2013 - 7/31/2014

Mechanisms and Markers of Prostate Cancer Metastases
National Institutes of Health (NIH)
PI:   Vessella           Dates:    8/1/2012 - 7/31/2013

Mechanisms and Markers of Prostate Cancer Metastases
National Institutes of Health (NIH)
PI:   Vessella           Dates:    8/1/2011 - 7/31/2012

Mechanisms and Markers of Prostate Cancer Metastases
National Institutes of Health (NIH)
PI:   Vessella           Dates:    7/1/2009 - 6/30/2014

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