Raymond R Balise

Research Asst. Professor

(305) 243-9694
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Raymond Balise, PhD, is an Assistant Professor of Biostatistics in the Miller School of Medicine’s Department of Public Health Sciences at the University of Miami (UM).  Prior to joining UM, he worked at Stanford University School of Medicine for 17 years as a Biostatistician and Senior Lecturer, as well as serving as the Biostatistics Programmer Coordinator and Project Director for the Statistical Programming Group, Spectrum.  He is an award-winning lecturer who has developed and taught classes such as Data Management and Statistical Programming, Survey of Statistical Computing, Medical Biostatistics, Case Studies in Biostatistics, and Data Science and Machine Learning.  He is the coauthor of a book, Presenting Medical Statistics from Proposal to Publication, covering analysis and data visualization. In addition, he has authored and coauthored more than a hundred peer-reviewed publications and refereed presentations in topics ranging from phonetics to obstetrics, dyspepsia to dyslexia, and health disparity to brachytherapy.  His recent work includes the development and patenting of the analytics behind SCAN360, a web portal that describes cancer rates and disease risk factors for all of Florida.  Currently, he is developing tools to monitor rates of substance use disorder for 16 communities in New York and using machine learning methods to model patterns of substance abuse in people seeking care for addiction to opioids.  Additionally, he is working on several projects at the intersection of mental health and HIV.