Paul D. Sampson
Department of Statistics
University of Washington
Paul Sampson is Research Professor in the
Department of Statistics
and Director of the
Statistical Consulting Programs and a member of the Biostatistics/Statistics research group
working on methods for spatial statistical modeling of air quality for health effects analyses in
connection with the MESA Air project and other
studies out of the Department of Environmental Health and Occupational Health Sciences.
Principal Research Interests
- Spatial and Spatio-temporal modeling in Environmental Statistics
Current research projects include:
- Ongoing development of methods for modeling of nonstationary
spatio-temporal covariance structure (see Advances in Modeling and Inference for Environmental Processes
with Nonstationary Spatial Covariance, to appear in the Proceedings of
the GeoENV 2000 conference in Avignon.
The most recent presentation of this work (at the
SAMSI Multiscale Workshop
in RTP, NC, Feb 2003), based on the dissertation of Doris Damian,
is available as a large (3.4 Mb)
We have particular interest in applications
to the assessment of photochemical models for tropospheric ozone
as discussed in
Operational Evaluation of Air Quality Models
a paper in the proceedings of a Novartis Foundation Symposium on Environmental
Statistics in May, 1998.
- The statistical assessment of meteorologically adjusted trends
in air quality data as discussed in
our review paper that just appeared in the journal
Atmospheric Environment. Further work is being carried out in
collaboration with European colleagues on the EC-funded
- Other projects at NRCSE include work on the statistical definition
and assessment of
Environmental Standards, especially for air quality, and
on methods for the design and/or redesign of environmental monitoring
- Applied Multivariate Analysis and Partial Least Squares Methods
Current research on the application of PLS latent variable methods for
the analysis of "Prenatal Alcohol Exposure and Offspring Development"
under an NIAAA grant (PI: Dr. Ann P. Streissguth,
Fetal Alcohol and
Drug Unit, University of Washington; collaborator,
Dr. Fred L. Bookstein, University of Michigan).
- Geometric Morphometrics (see
Morphometrics at SUNY Stony Brook)
Current research projects include
- Morphometric methods for outline
data with application to left ventricular shape (joint with
Dr. Florence Sheehan, Cardiology, University of Washington).
- 3D Shape modeling and image analysis for fitting surface models
to 3D echocardiographic data (joint with Dr. Florence Sheehan, Cardiology,
and John McDonald, Statistics, University of Washington).
- Morphometric analysis of 3D MR brain images in a study of
"Neuroanatomic-Psychologic Analyses of FAS/FAE Deficits" under an
NIAAA grant (PI: Dr. Ann P. Streissguth, Fetal Alcohol and
Drug Unit, University of Washington; collaborators:
Dr. Fred L. Bookstein, University of Michigan, and Dr. David Haynor,
Dept of Radiology, University of Washington). A nice summary of the
project is provided by an article from
the CHDD OUTLOOK newsletter (Winter, 1997).