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Aaron Scheffler, PhD, MS

Title(s)Assistant Professor, Epidemiology & Biostatistics
SchoolSchool of Medicine
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    University of California, Los AngelesPhD2019Biostatistics
    University of California, Los AngelesMS2015Biostatistics
    Columbia UniversityBA2011Biochemistry

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    My research centers on the statistical challenges posed by highly structured data collected in an increasing number of applications ranging from imaging to wearable technologies. Frequently, the observed data are discrete samples of an underlying functional process which exhibits complex dependencies that are difficult to capture using traditional statistical models. A central theme in my research is to provide computationally efficient methods for these rich data structures that maintain information along each dimension while simultaneously providing interpretable components and inferences. In addition, I apply techniques from statistics and machine learning including mixed effects models, gradient boosting, and tree based methods, to assist collaborators in psychiatry, neurology, oncology, and HIV/AIDS research.

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    1. Scheffler A, Telesca D, Li Q, Sugar CA, Distefano C, Jeste S, Sentürk D. Hybrid principal components analysis for region-referenced longitudinal functional EEG data. Biostatistics. 2018 Aug 03. PMID: 30084925.
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    2. Dickinson A, DiStefano C, Lin YY, Scheffler AW, Senturk D, Jeste SS. Interhemispheric alpha-band hypoconnectivity in children with autism spectrum disorder. Behav Brain Res. 2018 08 01; 348:227-234. PMID: 29689375.
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    3. Rotheram-Fuller EJ, Tomlinson M, Scheffler A, Weichle TW, Hayati Rezvan P, Comulada WS, Rotheram-Borus MJ. Maternal patterns of antenatal and postnatal depressed mood and the impact on child health at 3-years postpartum. J Consult Clin Psychol. 2018 03; 86(3):218-230. PMID: 29504791.
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    4. Tomlinson M, Rotheram-Borus MJ, Scheffler A, le Roux I. Antenatal depressed mood and child cognitive and physical growth at 18-months in South Africa: a cluster randomised controlled trial of home visiting by community health workers. Epidemiol Psychiatr Sci. 2018 Dec; 27(6):601-610. PMID: 28606206.
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    5. Rotheram-Borus MJ, Tomlinson M, Scheffler A, Harris DM, Nelson S. Adjustment of a Population of South African Children of Mothers Living With/and Without HIV Through Three Years Post-Birth. AIDS Behav. 2017 Jun; 21(6):1601-1610. PMID: 27260178.
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    6. Hasenstab K, Scheffler A, Telesca D, Sugar CA, Jeste S, DiStefano C, Sentürk D. A multi-dimensional functional principal components analysis of EEG data. Biometrics. 2017 09; 73(3):999-1009. PMID: 28072468.
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    7. Tomlinson M, Rotheram-Borus MJ, le Roux IM, Youssef M, Nelson SH, Scheffler A, Weiss RE, O'Connor M, Worthman CM. Thirty-Six-Month Outcomes of a Generalist Paraprofessional Perinatal Home Visiting Intervention in South Africa on Maternal Health and Child Health and Development. Prev Sci. 2016 11; 17(8):937-948. PMID: 27438294.
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    8. Arnold EM, Desmond KA, Rotheram-Borus MJ, Scheffler A, Comulada WS, Johnson MO, Kelly JA. Drug use and emotional distress differentiate unstably- versus stably-housed adults living with HIV who engage in unprotected sex. J Health Psychol. 2017 03; 22(3):302-313. PMID: 26359286.
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    9. Rotheram-Borus MJ, Tomlinson M, Scheffler A, Le Roux IM. Re-engagement in HIV care among mothers living with HIV in South Africa over 36 months post-birth. AIDS. 2015 Nov; 29(17):2361-2. PMID: 26258526; PMCID: PMC4641027 [Available on 11/01/16].
    10. Swendeman D, Ramanathan N, Baetscher L, Medich M, Scheffler A, Comulada WS, Estrin D. Smartphone self-monitoring to support self-management among people living with HIV: perceived benefits and theory of change from a mixed-methods randomized pilot study. J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr. 2015 May 01; 69 Suppl 1:S80-91. PMID: 25867783.
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