Victor Ritter, Ph.D.

Senior Biostatistician

Dr. Ritter joined the QSU in February 2022. He got his Ph.D. in Biostatistics from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in August of 2021 and is interested in statistical methods for non and semiparametric inference for time-to-event data with a focus on competing risks, cure rate, and multistate models. Dr. Ritter developed methods for time-to-event analyses under complex sampling designs and has collaborations in cardiology, bone diseases, general pediatrics, pediatric neurology, newborn medicine, developmental and behavioral pediatrics, parenting, and child abuse. He has a particular interest in analyses of national health surveys, newborn medicine, and hospital pediatrics.

Clinical Area of Interests: general pediatrics, newborn medicine, hospital pediatrics

Methodology Area of Interests: survival analysis, competing risks, survey methods, precisioin medicine

Selected publications: 

Cummings, C.T., Ritter, V., Leblanc, S., Sutton, A.G. Evaluation of Risk Factors and Approach to Screening for Asymptomatic Neonatal Hypoglycemia (2022) Neonatology, 119 (1), pp. 77-83. 

McLaurin-Jiang, S., Weinberger, M., Ritter, V., O’Shea, T.M., Flower, K.B. Adherence to Car Seat Tolerance Screening Differs by Indication and Patient Characteristics (2021) Maternal and Child Health Journal, 25 (11), pp. 1707-1716. 

Schilling, S., Ritter, V.S., Skinner, A., Yin, H.S., Sanders, L.M., Rothman, R.L., Delamater, A.M., Perrin, E.M. Relationship Between Parental Locus of Control and Childhood Injury (2020) Journal of Primary Prevention, 41 (6), pp. 547-565. 

Orr, C.J., Ritter, V., Turner, L., Tyrrell, H., Konrath, J., Flower, K.B., Coker, T.R. Membership Trends in the Academic Pediatric Association From 2009 to 2018 (2020) Academic Pediatrics, 20 (6), pp. 816-822. 

Powers, W.J., Kam, C.H., Ritter, V.S., Fine, J.P. Diagnostic accuracy of acute infarcts in multiple cerebral circulations for cardioembolic stroke: Literature review and meta-analysis (2020) Journal of Stroke and Cerebrovascular Diseases, 29 (7), art. no. 104849, . 

Harbert, A., Bradford, K., Ritter, V., Northam, W.T., Quinsey, C. National Imaging Trends in Pediatric Traumatic Brain Injury and Hydrocephalus (2020) World Neurosurgery, 139, pp. e399-e405. 

Flower, K.B., Wurzelmann, S., Rojas, C., Heredia, K.M., Peereboom, M., Sylvester, F., Agostinelli, K., Ritter, V.S., Fine, J., Steiner, M.J. Improving satisfaction and appointment attendance through navigation for Spanish-speaking families (2020) Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved, 31 (2), pp. 810-826. 

Schilling, S., Ritter, V., Wood, J.N., Fine, J., Zolotor, A.J. Child-Adult Relationship Enhancement in Primary Care: A Randomized Trial of a Skill-Based Parent Training with Parent Mentor Adaptation (2020) Journal of developmental and behavioral pediatrics : JDBP, 41 (4), pp. 272-280. 

Schilling, S., Fine, J., Ritter, V.S., Haskett, M.E. Practitioners’ Perceptions of and Use of Triple P (2019) Child Psychiatry and Human Development, 50 (5), pp. 738-745. 

Gourlay, M.L., Ritter, V.S., Fine, J.P., Overman, R.A., Schousboe, J.T., Cawthon, P.M., Orwoll, E.S., Nguyen, T.V., Lane, N.E., Cummings, S.R., Kado, D.M., Lapidus, J.A., Diem, S.J., Ensrud, K.E., for the Osteoporotic Fractures in Men (MrOS) Study Group Comparison of fracture risk assessment tools in older men without prior hip or spine fracture: the MrOS study (2017) Archives of Osteoporosis, 12 (1), art. no. 91.