Dr. Small's research interests include the design and analysis of experiments and observational studies for comparing treatments, and the applications of statistics to public health, medicine, and economics.
Small D, Volpp K, Rosenbaum P. (2011). Structured testing of 2x2 factorial effects: an analytic plan requiring fewer observations. The American Statistician. 65;11-15.
Volpp K, Shea J, Small D, Basner M, Zhu J, Norton L, Ecker A, Novak C, Bellini L, Dine J, Mollicone D, Dinges D. (2012). Effects of protected sleep period on hours slept during extended overnight in-hospital duty hours among medical interns: A randomized trial. Journal of the American Medical Association. 308;2208-2217.
Kerlin MP, Small DS, Cooney E, Fuchs BD, Bellini LM, Mikkelsen ME, Schweickert WD, Bakhru RN, Gabler NB, Harhay MO, Hansen-Flaschen J, Halpern SD. (2013). A randomized trial of nighttime physician staffing in an intensive care unit. New England Journal of Medicine. 368;2201-2209.
Small DS, Cheng J, Halloran ME, Rosenbaum PR. Case definition and design sensitivity. Journal of the American Statistical Association. In press.