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Biostatistics Consultants by Institution

Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center

  • Roger Davis, ScD; Associate Professor of Medicine, HMS; Associate Professor in the Department of Biostatistics, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health; Principal Biostatistician in the Division of General Medicine, BIDMC
    Areas of expertise: Clinical trials; health services research; clinical epidemiology in a wide variety of clinical areas
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  • Alan Fossa, MPH; Biostatistician in the Division of General Medicine, BIDMC, and Biostatistician at OpenNotes (opennotes.org)
    Areas of expertise: Survey research, observational study design, data collection methodologies and health services research.
  • Michele Hacker, MSPH, ScD; Assistant Professor of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Biology, HMS; Instructor of Epidemiology, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health; Director, Program in Epidemiologic Research, BIDMC
    Areas of expertise: Obstetrics and gynecology, with an emphasis on pregnancy outcomes; assisted reproductive technology; antepartum and intrapartum complications and medical education; bleeding and clotting disorders, especially hemophilia and inherited thrombophilias
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  • Changyu Shen, PhD; Associate Professor of Medicine, HMS; Lead Statistician in the Smith Center for Outcomes Research in Cardiology, BIDMC
    Areas of expertise: Cardiovascular diseases, empirical Bayes for high dimensional data, observational studies, randomized trials, missing data
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  • Elissa Wilker, ScD; Assistant Professor of Medicine; Research Associate in the Exposure, Epidemiology and Risk Program, Chan School
    Areas of expertise: EH-Exposure, Epidemiology and Risk research
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Boston Children's Hospital

  • Peter Forbes, MA; Senior Biostatistician, Biostatistics Core, BCH Clinical Research Program
    Areas of expertise: Analysis of longitudinal data; sample design; statistical graphics
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  • Kush Kapur, PhD; Assistant Professor of Neurology, Harvard Medical School
    Areas of expertise: Problems relating to sample size determination and hypothesis testing; models for longitudinal and functional data analysis; applied Bayesian modeling techniques
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  • Carter R. Petty, MA; Senior Biostatistician in Biostatistics and Research Design, Institutional Centers for Clinical and Translational Research, BCH
    Areas of expertise: Psychiatry, Asthma, Quality Measurement
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  • Edie Weller, PhD; Director of Biostatistics and Research Design Core, Institutional Centers for Clinical and Translational Research, BCH
    Areas of expertise: Clinical trials design and analysis, survival analysis, longitudinal analysis, biomarker assessment
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Brigham and Women's Hospital

  • Robert Glynn, PhD, ScD; Associate Professor of Medicine, HMS; Associate Professor in the Department of Biostatistics, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health
    Areas of expertise:  Clinical trials; aging; cardiovascular disease; pharmacoepidemiology
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  • Shelley Hurwitz, PhD; Assistant Professor of Medicine, HMS; Director of Biostatistics, BWH Center for Clinical Investigation
    Areas of expertise: Endocrinology research; behavioral and psychosocial research; patient-oriented physiologic research; research on AIDS and cancer; grant writing; clinical trials; power analysis; survival analysis; longitudinal analysis
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  • Rie Maurer, MS; Research Associate in Medicine, HMS; Biostatistician, BWH Center for Clinical Investigation
    Areas of expertise: Gastroenterology and hepatology research; clinical trials; study design; survival analysis
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  • Marion McPhee, BEdu; Senior Programmer and Analyist, BWH
    Areas of expertise: Statistical programs; SAS programming
  • Bernard Rosner, PhD; Professor of Medicine, HMS; Professor in the Department of Biostatistics, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health; Professor, Department of Medicine, BWH
    Areas of expertise: Statistical modeling of longitudinal data with emphasis on cardiovascular and pulmonary outcome variables; analysis of clustered data problems with emphasis on ophthalmologic applications; measurement error problems with emphasis on cancer and nutritional epidemiology; models for cancer incidence
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  • Wei Wang, PhD; Lecturer in Medicine, HMS; Associate Mathematician, BWH
    Areas of expertise: Clinical trials; survival analysis; longitudinal data analysis; functional data analysis
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Forsyth Institute

  • Kyu Ha Lee, PhD; Assistant Research Investigator; Research Associate, Chan School
    Areas of expertise: Bayesian survival analysis; Bayesian variable selection; semi-competing risks analysis; high dimensional data analysis
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  • Jacqueline R. Starr, PhD, MS, MPH; Associate Member and Director of the Epidemiology and Biostatistics Core, The Forsyth Institute; Lecturer in Oral Health Policy and Epidemiology, HSDM; Affiliate Associate Professor in the Department of Epidemiology, University of Washington School of Public Health, Seattle, WA.
    Areas of expertise: Craniofacial malformations; pediatric specialties bearing on children with craniofacial malformations (otolaryngology, sleep medicine, plastic surgery, early childhood development, speech pathology); congenital malformations; in utero exposures; oral and dental health; testicular germ cell tumors; maternal genetics; genetic association studies; clinical epidemiologic methods.
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Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health

  • Rebecca Betensky, PhD; Professor of Biostatistics
    Areas of expertise: Analysis of censored and truncated time to event data; design and analysis of studies with complex sampling; model-based clustering of high-dimensional data
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  • Michael Hughes, PhD; Professor of Biostatistics
    Areas of expertise: Biostatistics for the design and analysis of clinical research observational studies and clinical trials. Particular interests relate to infectious diseases research, notably HIV, tuberculosis and influenza.
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  • Liming Liang, PhD; Associate Professor of Statistical Genetics
    Areas of expertise: Gene expression and methylation data; next-generation sequencing data
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  • Murray Mittleman, MDCM, MPH, DPH; Associate Professor of Medicine, HMS; Associate Professor in the Department of Epidemiology, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health
    Areas of expertise: Observational study design; epidemiologic methods; statistical methods for highly stratified designs; studies of cardiovascular disease incidence and prognosis; environmental and lifestyle exposures; cardiovascular health
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Joslin Diabetes Center

  • Hillary Keenan, MS, PhD; Instructor in Medicine, HMS; Research Associate, Joslin Diabetes Center
    Areas of expertise: Design of observational studies; statistical approaches to identifying genetic polymorphisms associated with disease; special interest in the genetics and longevity of individuals with long-term diabetes and its epidemiology; epidemiology of women's health
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  • David Pober, PhD; Research Associate; Visiting Assistant Professor of Medicine, HMS
    Areas of expertise: Molecular- to systems-level knowledge of obesity; diabetes and metabolic disorders; cardiovascular physiology; muscle physiology; objective assessment of human physical activity
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Massachusetts General Hospital

  • Dianne Finkelstein, PhD; Professor of Medicine, HMS; Professor in the Department of Biostatistics, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health; Director of Biostatistics, MGH Cancer Center
    Areas of expertise: Development of semiparametric methodology for analyzing the effect of covariates on failure time distributions arising in cancer and AIDS epidemiologic studies and clinical trials; methods for analyzing longitudinal and survival outcomes; animal carcinogenicity experiments
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  • Douglas Hayden, PhD; Biostatistician, MGH Biostatistics Center
    Areas of expertise: Extensions of frequentist inference and methods for microarray gene expression analysis
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  • Brian Healy, PhD; Instructor of Neurology, HMS; Biostatistician, MGH Biostatistics Center
    Areas of expertise: Design and analysis of categorical data; analysis of neurological diseases
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  • Hang Lee, PhD; Assistant Professor of Medicine, HMS; Biostatistician, MGH Biostatistics Center
    Areas of expertise: Design, conduct, and analysis of cancer clinical trials, vaccine clinical trials, physiologic clinical trials, and genetic epidemiology; analysis of longitudinal data and correlated outcomes
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  • Joseph J. Locascio, PhD, Instructor in Neurology, HMS; Biostatistician, Alzheimer's Disease Research Center, Dept. of Neurology, MGH.
    Areas of Expertise: Biomedical-Behavioral Science Applied Statistical Methods, Structural Equation Modeling, Path Analysis, Causal Modeling, Time Series Analysis, Quasi-Experimental Research Methodology, Multivariate Statistical Analysis, and Longitudinal Data Analysis.
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  • Eric Macklin, PhD; Instructor in Medicine, HMS; Biostatistician, MGH Department of Medicine
    Areas of expertise: Design and analysis of clinical trials, particularly of rare diseases; analysis of longitudinal and categorical data
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  • David Schoenfeld, PhD; Professor of Medicine, HMS; Professor in the Department of Biostatistics, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health; Director, Biostatistics Center, MGH
    Areas of expertise: Design and conduct of clinical trials of new drugs and devices; studies involving the use of gene arrays to predict patient's outcome after trauma
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  • Mark Vangel, PhD; Assistant Professor of Radiology, HMS; Biomedical Imaging Core, MGH
    Areas of expertise: Statistical methods for neuroimaging
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  • Rui Wang, PhD; Instructor in Medicine, HMS; Biostatistician, MGH Biostatistics Center; Research Associate, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health
    Areas of expertise: Design and analysis of longitudinal studies and clinical trials; HIV; cancer; analysis of failure time data; meta-analysis
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  • Hui Zheng, PhD; Assistant Professor of Medicine, HMS; Biostatistician, MGH Biostatistics Center
    Areas of expertise: Clinical/epidemiological: Diabetes; GI cancer; anesthesia; HIV/AIDS; quality-of-care outcomes research. Statistical: Design, conduct, and analysis of clinical trials; Bayesian hierarchical modeling; survey sampling; longitudinal and survival data analysis; missing data
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McLean Hospital

  • Linda Valeri, PhD; Instructor in Psychiatry, HMS; Biostatistician, Laboratory for Psychiatric Biostatistics, McLean Hospital
    Areas of expertise: causal mediation analysis; statistical methods for measurement error and missing data; longitudinal and survival data analysis; psychiatric research
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