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photo Scott D Rothenberger, PhD

General Internal Medicine

Assistant Professor of Medicine

Statistician, Center for Research on Health Care Data Center

Email: rothenberger@pitt.edu

Phone: 412-864-3014

Contact
Office: Center for Research on Health Care Data Center
200 Meyran Avenue, Suite 300
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
 
Phone: 412-864-3014
Fax: 412-586-9672
E-mail: rothenberger@pitt.edu
Education and Training
Education
BS, Physics, University of Pittsburgh, 2007
PhD, Statistics, University of Pittsburgh, 2014
Research Interest
Dr. Rothenberger’s statistical interests include time series methods, state-space modeling, functional data analysis, the analysis of functional correlations,methods for analyzing ecological momentary assessment (EMA) data, analysis of administrative/claims/EHR data, observational data methods, and the analysis of correlated data. Soon after joining the Center for Research on Health Care (CRHC) Data Center as a statistician, he developed a strong interest in the design, analysis and coordination of clinical trials. He hasc ollaborated on studies in areas such as pregnancy care, mood and anxiety disorders, substance use disorders, sleep medicine, chronobiology, obesity, periprosthetic joint infection, and polycystic kidney disease (PKD). He collaborated as a biostatistician for the Data Coordinating Center (DCC) for the HALT-PKD Network and is currently the lead statistician on a NHLBI-funded multisite clinical trial comparing treatments to reduce menorrhagia in women with von Willebrand disease. Additionally, he is a co-investigator on a NIMH-funded clinical trial to evaluate the effectiveness of a blended care model for the treatment of heart failure and co-morbid depression.

He also enjoys working with clinician educators and recipients of DGIM awards, serving on thesis and doctoral committees, and serving as the lead biostatistician for the Clinical and Translational Science (CTS) Scholar’s (KL2) and Fellowship (TL1) programs offered by the Institute for Clinical Research Education and CTSI at the University of Pittsburgh. Currently, Dr. Rothenberger provides biostatistical support to nine KL2 scholars, virtually all of whom he has collaborated with in some way. He is also the statistical “concierge” for twenty TL1 fellows.
Educational Interest
Dr. Rothenberger has instructed courses such as Logistic Regression (CLRES 2022) and Analysis of Correlated Data (CLRES 2026) offered by the Institute for Clinical Research Education (ICRE). He also recently began collaborating with the Innovative Design for Education and Assessment (IDEA) Lab and providing multimedia learning resources to students enrolled in the ICRE's introductory biostatistics course (CLRES 2020).
Sponsored Research/Activities
Title: Project STEPuP: A prenatal provider education and training program to improve medication-assisted treatment use during pregnancy and maternal and child health outcomes
Role: Co-Investigator
Funding Agency: Magee Womens Research Institute and Foundation / National Institute of Health
Grant Number: R01 DA049759
Start Year: 2020
End Year: 2025
Title: Identification and Prediction of Peripartum Depression from Natural Language Collected in a Mobile Health App
Role: Co-Investigator
Funding Agency: National Institute of Mental Health
Grant Number: R21 MH119450
Start Year: 2020
End Year: 2021
Title: Advancement of PCORnet® Infrastructure: Clinical Research Network Project
Role: Co-Investigator
Funding Agency: Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute
Grant Number: RES
Start Year: 2020
End Year: 2021
Title: Mechanisms and Treatment Development for Pancreatitis Resulting from Alcohol Abuse and Smoking
Role: Co-Investigator
Funding Agency: Cedars-Sinai Medical Center / Department of Defense
Grant Number: RES
Start Year: 2019
End Year: 2023
Title: Availability, Accessibility, and Structure of Opioid Use Disorder Treatment and Maternal and Child Heath Outcomes
Role: Co-Investigator
Funding Agency: National Agency for Drug Abuse
Grant Number: R01
Start Year: 2018
End Year: 2023
Title: University of Pittsburgh Clinical and Translational Science Institute (Workplace Development)
Role: Co-Investigator
Funding Agency: National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences
Grant Number: UL1 TR001857
Start Year: 2016
End Year: 2021
Title: University of Pittsburgh Clinical and Translational Science Institute (KL2)
Role: Co-Investigator
Funding Agency: National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences
Grant Number: KL2 TR001856
Start Year: 2016
End Year: 2021
Title: A PaTH Toward a Learning Health System for the Mid-Atlantic Region
Role: Co-Investigator
Funding Agency: Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute
Grant Number: RES
Start Year: 2015
End Year: 2018
Title: Blended Collaborative Care for Heart Failure and Co-Morbid Depression
Role: Co-Investigator
Funding Agency: National Heart, Lung, & Blood Institute
Grant Number: R01 HL114016
Start Year: 2013
End Year: 2018