Assaf Oron

Research Manager

Assaf Oron

Research Manager


Assaf Oron started his quantitative career in deterministic-dominated paradigms, earning a B.Sc. in physics followed by an M.Sc. in environmental science where he modeled water flow in a rock fracture. In between the two he taught elementary school kids how to catch bugs. After several years in industry, Assaf switched fields and continents, arriving from Israel to the University of Washington for Ph.D. studies in statistics. At UW Assaf helped start the local chapter of StatCom, a student-run service for pro-bono statistical consulting. Prior to joining IDM, Assaf worked at the UW MESA Air pollution study, and at Seattle Children's. Among other topics, he has contributed to methods for clinical trial design, spatiotemporal modeling, and analysis of high-dimensional data. At IDM Assaf focuses on general strategy development for interventions with high impact potential upon maternal, neonate and child health. He is humbled and excited at the opportunity to help improve so many lives.

Biography

Assaf Oron started his quantitative career in deterministic-dominated paradigms, earning a B.Sc. in physics followed by an M.Sc. in environmental science where he modeled water flow in a rock fracture. In between the two he taught elementary school kids how to catch bugs. After several years in industry, Assaf switched fields and continents, arriving from Israel to the University of Washington for Ph.D. studies in statistics. At UW Assaf helped start the local chapter of StatCom, a student-run service for pro-bono statistical consulting. Prior to joining IDM, Assaf worked at the UW MESA Air pollution study, and at Seattle Children's. Among other topics, he has contributed to methods for clinical trial design, spatiotemporal modeling, and analysis of high-dimensional data. At IDM Assaf focuses on general strategy development for interventions with high impact potential upon maternal, neonate and child health. He is humbled and excited at the opportunity to help improve so many lives.

Publications

Friday, April 5, 2019
Using a self-controlled case series design and by calculating relative incidence ratios (RIRs), we compared the relative incidence of emergency department visits and/or hospital admissions between sex
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Saturday, March 23, 2019
Optimal policies for when to open a multi-dose vial for measles vaccine vary depending on the local environment, with impacts on cost-effectiveness and disease outcomes.
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Thursday, February 7, 2019
Mass azithromycin distribution has been shown to reduce all-cause mortality in preschool children in sub-Saharan Africa.
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Monday, January 7, 2019
We examined whether baseline mortality risk, as a function of child age and site, modified the azithromycin mortality-reduction effect in the Macrolide Oraux pour Réduire les Décès avec un Oeil sur la
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