Dr Liana DesHarnais Castel
Co-Editor-in-Chief: Liana Castel
Dr. Castel is an Adjunct Professor at the Campbell University Lundy-Fetterman School of Business. Dr. Castel graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 2006, completed her postdoctoral fellowship at the Cecil G. Sheps Center for Health Services Research in 2008, and founded a longitudinal cohort study of arthralgia in breast cancer patients taking aromatase inhibitors while at Vanderbilt University Medical Center.
Dr. Castel's research interests include longitudinal psychological and clinical health outcomes, veterans’ and military health, scale development in pain and social functioning, biostatistics, morbidity and mortality, health economics, patient safety, and decision making. Dr. Castel received a Special Commendation Award from the United States Government Accountability Office, and certification from the United States Department of Defense in French, having studied at the Universite Paris I Pantheon Sorbonne, and the Universite Jean Moulin Lyon III. She has specialized in longitudinal multivariable modeling, confounding and interaction, logistic regression, meta-analysis, risk-adjustment, large administrative/claims data, time-to-event modeling, Poisson regression, and psychometric scale validation techniques.