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    José R. Zubizarreta

    Associate Professor, Department of Health Care Policy
    Harvard Medical School
    Faculty Affiliate, Department of Statistics
    Faculty of Arts and Sciences
    Harvard University


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        Education
        Publications:
            Statistical methodology
            Health care policy and medical science
        Software
        Curriculum vitae


EDUCATION:

        Ph.D. Statistics, The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, 2013
        M.A. Statistics, The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, 2011
        M.A. Economics, Universidad de Chile, 2008
        B.S. Mathematical Engineering, Universidad Católica de Chile, 2005 (Maximum Distinction)


PUBLICATIONS:

Statistical methodology:

Visconti, G., and Zubizarreta, J. R., (2018), "Handling Limited Overlap in Observational Studies with Cardinality Matching," Observational Studies, in press.
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Aronow, P. M., Crawford, F. W., and Zubizarreta, J. R., (2018), "Confidence Intervals for Linear Unbiased Estimators Under Constrained Dependence,” Electronic Journal of Statistics, in press.
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Zubizarreta, J. R., Small, D. S., and Rosenbaum, P. R., (2018), "A Simple Example of Isolation in Building a Natural Experiment," Chance, in press.
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Haneuse, S., Zubizarreta, J. R., and Normand, S. L. T., (2018), “On Assessing the Quality of Health Care Providers Using Time-Varying Patient Outcomes,” invited commentary, Biometrics, in press.
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Miratrix, L. W., Wager, S., and Zubizarreta, J. R., (2018), "Shape-Constrained Partial Identification of a Population Mean Under Unknown Probabilities of Sample Selection," Biometrika, in press.
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Zubizarreta, J. R., and Keele. L., (2017), "Optimal Multilevel Matching in Clustered Observational Studies: A Case Study of the Effectiveness of Private Schools Under a Large-Scale Voucher System," Journal of the American Statistical Association, in press.
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Hirshberg, D. A., and Zubizarreta, J. R., (2017), "On Two Approaches to Weighting in Causal Inference," invited commentary, Epidemiology, in press.
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Kilcioglu. C., and Zubizarreta, J. R., (2016), "Maximizing the Information Content of a Balanced Matched Sample in a Study of the Economic Performance of Green Buildings," Annals of Applied Statistics, 10, 1997–2020.
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Resa. M. A., and Zubizarreta, J. R., (2016), "Evaluation of Subset Matching Methods and Forms of Covariate Balance," Statistics in Medicine, 35, 4961–4979.
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Zubizarreta, J. R. (2015), "Stable Weights that Balance Covariates for Estimation with Incomplete Outcome Data," Journal of the American Statistical Association, 110, 910–922.
      *Winner of the Biometrics Student Paper Award, 2014 (awarded by the Biometrics Section of the American Statistical Association)
      *Winner of the International Biometric Society ENAR Student Paper Award, 2014 (awarded by ENAR)
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Hsu. J., Zubizarreta, J. R., Small, D. S., and Rosenbaum, P. R. (2015), "Strong Control of the Family-Wise Error Rate in Observational Studies that Discover Effect Modification by Exploratory Methods," Biometrika, 102, 767–782.
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Keele, L., Titiunik, R., and Zubizarreta, J. R., (2015), "Enhancing a Geographic Regression Discontinuity Design Through Matching to Estimate the Effect of Ballot Initiatives on Voter Turnout," Journal of the Royal Statistical Society: Series A, 178, 223–239.
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Zubizarreta, J. R., Small, D. S., and Rosenbaum, P. R. (2014), "Isolation in the Construction of Natural Experiments," Annals of Applied Statistics, 8, 2096–2121.
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Yang. F., Zubizarreta, J. R., Small, D. S., Lorch, S. A., and Rosenbaum, P. R. (2014), "Dissonant Conclusions When Testing the Validity of an Instrumental Variable," The American Statistician, 68, 253-263.
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Zubizarreta, J. R., Paredes, R. D., and Rosenbaum, P. R. (2014), "Matching for Balance, Pairing for Heterogeneity in an Observational Study of the Effectiveness of For-profit and Not-for-profit High Schools in Chile," Annals of Applied Statistics, 8, 204-231.
      *Winner of the Social Statistics, Government Statistics, and Survey Research Methods Sections Student Paper Award, 2013 (awarded by these three Sections of the American Statistical Association)
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Zubizarreta, J. R., Cerdá, M., and Rosenbaum, P. R. (2013), "Designing an Observational Study to be Less Sensitive to Unmeasured Biases: Effect of the 2010 Chilean Earthquake on Posttraumatic Stress," Epidemiology, 24, 79-87 (with discussion).
      *Winner of the Kenneth Rothman Prize, 2014 (awarded for the best paper published in Epidemiology in 2013)
      *Young Investigator Award, 2012 (awarded by the American Statistical Association section on Statistics in Epidemiology)
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Zubizarreta, J. R., Small, D. S., Goyal, N. K., Lorch, S. A., and Rosenbaum, P. R. (2013), "Stronger Instruments Via Integer Programming in an Observational Study of Late Preterm Birth Outcomes," Annals of Applied Statistics, 7, 25-50.
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Zubizarreta, J. R. (2012), "Using Mixed Integer Programming for Matching in an Observational Study of Kidney Failure after Surgery," Journal of the American Statistical Association, 107, 1360-1371.
      *Winner of the Deming Scholar Award, 2012 (awarded by the American Statistical Society and the American Society for Quality)
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Zubizarreta, J. R., Neuman, M. D., Silber, J. H., and Rosenbaum, P. R. (2012), "Contrasting Evidence Within and Between Institutions that Supply Treatment in an Observational Study of Alternative Forms of Anesthesia," Journal of the American Statistical Association, 107, 901-915.
      *Winner of the Tom R. Ten Have Memorial Award, 2011 (awarded at the Atlantic Causal Inference Conference for "exceptionally creative or skillful research on causal inference")
      *Winner of the HPSS Student Paper Award, 2011 (awarded by the Health Policy and Statistics Section of the American Statistical Association)
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Zubizarreta, J. R., Reinke, C. E., Kelz, R. R., Silber, J. H., and Rosenbaum, P. R. (2011), "Matching for Several Sparse Nominal Variables in a Case-Control Study of Readmission Following Surgery," The American Statistician, 65, 229-238.
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Health care policy and medical science:

Hu, W., Chan, C. W., Zubizarreta, J. R., and Escobar, G. J. (2018), "An Examination of Early Transfers to the ICU Based on a Physiologic Risk Score,” Manufacturing & Service Operations Management, in press.
      *Runner-up Pierskalla Best Paper Award, 2017 (awarded by the Health Applications Society of INFORMS for research excellence in the field of health care management science)
      *Finalist for the MSOM Student Paper Award, 2017 (awarded by the MSOM Society of INFORMS for papers judged to be the best in the field of operations management)
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Hu, W., Chan, C. W., Zubizarreta, J. R., and Escobar, G. J. (2018), "Incorporating Longitudinal Comorbidity and Acute Physiology Data in Template Matching for Assessing Hospital Quality: an Exploratory Study in an Integrated Health Care Delivery System,” Medical Care, in press.
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Rosellini, A. J., Dussaillant, F., Zubizarreta, J. R., Kessler, R. C., and Rose, S. (2018), "Predicting Post-traumatic Stress Disorder Following a Natural Disaster,” Journal of Psychiatric Research, in press.
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Zubizarreta, J. R., Lorch, S. A., Marshall, G., D’Apremont, I., and Tapia, J. L. (2016), "Effect of Prophylactic CPAP in Very Low Birth Weight Infants in South America," Journal of Perinatology, 36, 629-634.
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Neuman, M. D., Rosenbaum, P. R., Ludwig, J. M., Zubizarreta, J. R., and Silber, J. H. (2014), "Anesthesia Technique, Mortality, and Length of Stay After Hip Fracture Surgery,” Journal of the American Medical Association, 311, 2508-2517.
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Kelz, R. R., Reinke, C. E., Zubizarreta, J. R., Wang, M., Saynisch, P., Even-Shoshan, O., Reese, P. P., Fleisher, L. A., and Silber, J. H. (2013), "Acute Kidney Injury, Renal Function, and the Elderly Obese Surgical Patient: A Matched Case-Control Study," Annals of Surgery, 258, 359-363.
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Goyal, N. K., Zubizarreta, J. R., Small, D. S., and Lorch, S. A. (2013), "Length of Stay and Readmission Among Late Preterm Infants: An Instrumental Variable Approach," Hospital Pediatrics, 3, 7-15.
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Reinke, C. E., Kelz, R. R., Zubizarreta, J. R., Mi, L.,, Saynisch, P., Even-Shoshan, O., Fleisher, L. A., and Silber, J. H. (2012), "Obesity and Readmission in Elderly Surgical Patients," Surgery, 152, 355-362.
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SOFTWARE:

depinf: R package for statistical inference for means with constrained dependent observations. Joint work with Peter Aronow and Forrest Crawford.
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designmatch: R package for the construction of optimally matched samples for randomized experiments and observational studies that are balanced by design. Joint work with Cinar Kilcioglu.
      - Available through CRAN

mipmatch: R package for optimal matching in observational studies using mixed integer programming.
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      -See installation instructions

sbw: R package for stable balancing weights. Joint work with Mohammed-Amine Allouah.
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      -See installation instructions

scbounds: R package for shape-constrained partial identification of a population mean under unknown probabilities of sample selection. Joint work with Luke Miratrix and Stefan Wager.
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CURRICULUM VITAE:

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