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Bettina Hansen

Prof. dr. B.E. (Bettina) Hansen

Professor of Clinical Biostatistics

  • Focus area
  • Rare (Liver) Diseases, Infectious Diseases, Time to event Analysis, Prediction Models, Use of Real World Data



Bettina Hansen is an internationally recognized biostatistician who leads large-scale clinical research projects related to chronic hepatitis, auto-immune liver diseases and rare liver diseases in children. Her work initiating international multi-center studies, and novel application of sophisticated statistical tools have transformed the understanding, clinical management, and treatment of liver conditions around the world. The goals of her research program are to identify patients with complex diseases whose conditions will either devolve or improve with treatment, and to create pathways to drug discovery for rare, slowly progressing conditions which would otherwise be impossible to study.

Field(s) of expertise

Clinical Trials, Cohort Studies, Survival Analysis, Logistic Regression, Prediction Models, Repeated Measurements, Surrogate Endpoints, IPTW.

Education and career

PhD degree Department of Gastroenterology & Hepatology, Erasmus MC, University Medical Center Rotterdam, the Netherlands. MSc, Institute of Mathematical Statistics, University of Copenhagen, Denmark. Professor, IHPME, University of Toronto & Toronto Center for Liver Disease & TGHRI, University Health Network, Toronto, Canada.

Teaching activities


Other positions

PI GLOBAL PBC Study Group, co-PI GALA, co-PI NAPPED, Educational Board of AASLD, Member iPSCSg, Member FORUM for Reasearch, member ESCALON.