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Sarah Jane Ratcliffe

Professor
Associate Chair
Unit: School of Medicine
Department: PBHS Public Health Sciences Admin
Office location and address
Old Med School, Room 3872
1335 Lee St
Charlottesville, Virginia 22903
Education
Ph.D., Statistics, Macquarie University, Australia
Biography

Sarah Ratcliffe, Ph.D., joined the UVA faculty in 2018, after 17 years at the University of Pennsylvania. She currently serves as the Associate Chair for Research, and Director of the Division of Biostatistics. Dr. Ratcliffe has a background in statistics and computing, with specific training and expertise in the analysis of correlated data, especially longitudinal and functional data, in predictive modeling, as well as expertise in modeling informative missing data / dropout. She is currently MPI of an R01 developing novel statistical methods for longitudinal biomarker trajectories with informative dropout using functional data analysis techniques, and MPI/DCC director for the Sustained Aeration of Infant Lungs (SAIL) trial. Additionally, she is a co-investigator on various clinical studies, leading to clinical research publications in numerous disease areas, including neonatology, fetal and maternal medicine, women’s health, HIV/AIDS research, cardiology and critical care medicine. Dr. Ratcliffe serves as the statistical member on several DMBs, is a reviewer for NIH study sections, and is the 2018 ENAR President-Elect.

NR-Psychosocial stress and its relation to maternal and infant outcomes among women with disabilities
Source: U.S. NIH Institute of Child Health & Human Develop
April 01, 2021 – March 31, 2026
NR-Characterizing the Complexity of Advanced Cancer Pain in the Home Context by Leveraging Smart Health Technology
Source: U.S. NIH Institute of Nursing Research
February 01, 2021 – November 30, 2025
HIVRAD: Defense-in-depth against mucosal HIV clade C invasion
Source: University of Louisiana at Lafayette
September 16, 2019 – June 30, 2021
3D Echocardiography to Improve Clinical Outcomes After Surgery for Ischemic Mitral Regurgitation
Source: University Of Pennsylvania
April 01, 2020 – March 31, 2021
RETENTION IN CANCER CLINICAL TRIALS: MODELING PATIENTS' RISK BENEFIT ASSESSMENTS
Source: University Of Pennsylvania
January 15, 2018 – November 30, 2019
Functional cure and virus eradication by early HAART plus vaccination with live attenuated rubella virus vectors in macaque infants and neonates
Source: Texas Biomedical Research Institute
January 15, 2018 – August 31, 2019
Defense-in-depth against mucosal HIV clade C invasion
Source: Texas Biomedical Research Institute
January 15, 2018 – June 30, 2019
SUSTAINED INFLATION TO AERATE INFANT'S LUNGS (SAIL) TRIAL
Source: The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP)
June 01, 2018 – May 31, 2019
Respiratory function monitoring during resuscitation of extremely preterm infants: An ancillary study to the SAIL trial
Source: University Of Pennsylvania
January 15, 2018 – August 31, 2018
SUSTAINED INFLATION TO AERATE INFANT'S LUNGS (SAIL) TRIAL
Source: The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP)
January 16, 2018 – May 31, 2018
PHS 8880: Integrative Learning RP Part 1
Credits: 1–3
Practicum associated with Methods Course for Research in Practice Concentration. Prerequisite: Instructor Permission
PHS 8930: Integrative Learning Experience RP Part 2
Credits: 1–3
The culminating experience project should demonstrate application of knowledge acquired in the MPH program to a real-world public health issue. Students write a paper & create a poster for presentation describing their projects. Students also take a review test of basic material from the core public health disciplines & complete a competency self-assessment to obtain feedback on their progress & accomplishments achieved by the end of the program. Prerequisite: Instructor Permission.
PHS 8950: Supervised Clinical Research I
Credits: 1–3
Supervised Clinical Research
PHS 8951: Supervised Clinical Research II
Credits: 1–3
Supervised Clinical Research continued.
PHS 8999: Non-Topical Research
Credits: 1–12
Non-Topical Research