Professor of Bioethics
Survival Analysis Methodologies
Relationship among race/ethnicity,
social class, and survival
after primary breast cancer diagnosis
Office Phone: 216-368-0726
Professor Nahida Gordon graduated with a B.S. degree in Mathematics with honors from the University of Cincinnati and was Phi Beta Kappa. Her M.S. in Mathematics with honors is from the University of Wisconsin, and her Ph.D. in Probability and Statistics is from Case Western Reserve University. Dr. Gordon was previously Professor of Biostatistics in the Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, where she served as Director of the Biostatistics Track from 1994-1997, and Director of the Statistics Core of the Ireland Cancer Center from 1987-1998. Her role in the Department is to collaborate on research projects and develop statistics courses for students in our new Ph.D. program.
Dr. Gordon is committed to excellence in teaching. She has contributed to curriculum development in the Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics and, as a Fulbright Senior Scholar, integrated an introductory course in biostatistics into the Masters of Public Health Program in the Department of Community and Public Health at Birzeit University in Palestine. As a follow-up to this Fulbright sabbatical, Dr. Gordon has been awarded the Fulbright Alumni Initiatives Award, which she hopes will enable her to forge new partnerships between CWRU and Birzeit University. She has designed and taught courses in categorical data analysis, survival analysis, and survey of statistics.
Dr. Gordon specializes in survival analysis methodologies, with an emphasis on using mixture distributions to analyze data where there are significant competing risks of mortality. The utilization of mixtures of distributions to describe time of an event is a relatively new field of research. Dr. Gordon's approach is unique among the various mixture model approaches, and is the only one that is specifically applicable to breast cancer survivorship.
Dr. Gordon has published on the relationship among race/ethnicity, social class, and overall survival after primary breast cancer diagnosis. Her work has been supported by funding from NIH and the American Cancer Society; it has received international attention and been summarized in national and international publications.
Nahida H. Gordon, Ph.D.
Professor of Bioethics
Department of Bioethics
School of Medicine
Case Western Reserve University
10900 Euclid Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44106-4976