Blume is a data scientist, administrator, and biostatistician, with vast experience building and leading academic programs. Most recently, Blume served as Director of Graduate Education at Vanderbilt’s Data Science Institute and Vice-Chair of Education in the Department of Biostatistics and was a tenured Professor of Biostatistics, with secondary appointments in Biomedical Informatics and Biochemistry at Vanderbilt. Throughout his career, He proposed and established the M.S. in Data Science at Vanderbilt University and established the Master of Public Health program at Brown University.
Blume’s areas of research and collaboration include radiology, cancer diagnosis and prediction, nephrology, translational biomedicine, fMRI, and women’s health. His published research is on a wide variety of topics, including evidential philosophy of statistical inference, likelihood methods, second-generation p-values, prediction modeling, mediation modeling, ROC curves, sequential testing, trial design, empirical Bayes methods for biomedical data, false discovery rates, model selection, and neuroimaging.
Blume holds a Ph.D. in Biostatistics from Johns Hopkins University and a B.A. in Statistics from the State University of New York at Buffalo.
Ph.D., Biostatistics, Johns Hopkins University
B.A., Statistics, State University of New York at Buffalo.
Clinical predictors of endometritis in women with symptoms and signs of pelvic inflammatory disease.
American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology / 2001 / Coauthors: Peipert JF, Ness R, Blume JD, et al.
Young maternal ageassociated with increased risk of postneonatal death
Obstetrics and Gynecology / 2002 / Coauthors: Phipps MG, Blume JD, and DeMonner SM
Batting performance of wood and metal baseball bats
Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise / 2002 / Coauthors: Crisco JJ, Greenwald RM, Blume JD, Penna LH
Likelihood methods for measuring statistical evidence
Statistics in Medicine / 2002 / Coauthors: Blume JD
A randomized trial of the sleeved cytobrush and the endocervical curette
Evaluation of clinical methods for diagnosing bacterial vaginosis
Obstetrics and Gynecology / 2005 / Coauthors: Gutman RE, Peipert JF, Weitzen S, Blume JD
Screening women at high risk for breast cancer with mammography and magnetic resonance imaging
Cancer / 2005 / Coauthors: Lehman CD, Blume JD, Weatherall P, Thickman D, Hylton N, Warner E, Pisano E, Schnitt SJ, Gatsonis C, Schnall M, DeAngelis GA, Stomper P, Rosen EL, O'Loughlin M, Harms S, Bluemke DA; International Breast MRI Consortium Working Group
Added cancer yield of MRI in screening the contralateral breast of women recently diagnosed with breast cancer: results from the International Breast Magnetic Resonance Consortium (IBMC) trial
J Surg Oncol / 2005 / Coauthors: Lehman CD, Blume JD, Thickman D, Bluemke DA, Pisano E, Kuhl C, Julian TB, Hylton N, Weatherall P, O'loughlin M, Schnitt SJ, Gatsonis C, Schnall MD
MRI detection of distinct incidental cancer in women with primary breast cancer studied in IBMC 6883