Meet the Instructors
Dr. Aasthaa Bansal is a biostatistician who does comparative effectiveness research — assessing clinical and public health interventions to see what works best for improving health. Her areas of focus include analysis of survival and other health outcomes; statistical methods for developing and evaluating biomarkers; and precision, or personalized, medicine.
She works with the Hutchinson Institute for Health Outcomes Research, or HICOR, where she has helped analyze survival, cost and resource utilization in prostate and colorectal cancer; studied bankruptcy in cancer patients; used cure modeling (a type of tool to analyze cancer survival data) to develop methods for economic analysis; and investigated disparities in cancer treatment and outcomes.
Dr. Bansal is a research assistant professor in the Pharmaceutical Outcomes Research & Policy Program in the University of Washington's Department of Pharmacy. She earned her bachelor's in computer science from the University of Waterloo and her master's and Ph.D. in biostatistics from the University of Washington.