Faculty | Project Statisticians | Project Managers and Coordinators | Business Management and Administrative Support | Computing System Support


Andrea S. Foulkes, ScD

Andrea S. Foulkes, ScD

Chief, Biostatistics Center
Faculty of Medicine, Harvard Medical School
617-724-8208


Faculty

Lori Chibnik

Lori Chibnik, PhD

Assistant Investigator, Biostatistics Center
Assistant Professor of Neurology, Harvard Medical School

617-724-6107


Lori Chibnik

David Cheng, PhD

Instructor in Investigation, Biostatistics Center
Instructor in Medicine, Harvard Medical School

Dr. Cheng is an Instructor of Investigation at MGH and an Instructor in Medicine at HMS. He collaborates with multiple groups at Mass General, including the Division of General Internal Medicine and the Mongan Institute. His collaborative research includes work in cancer, autoimmune diseases, and cardiovascular diseases. His methodological research is in causal inference and data integration. He is particularly interested in developing methods and applications to facilitate comparative effectiveness research and precision medicine using electronic health records data. 

He received his PhD in Biostatistics from Harvard University in 2018 and also holds an AM in Biostatistics from Harvard and a BA in Economics and Statistics from the University of Chicago.


Dianne Finkelstein

Dianne Finkelstein, PhD

Investigator, Biostatistics Center
Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School
617-726-5970

Dr. Finkelstein is a Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School, Professor in the Department of Biostatistics at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, and a biostatistician at Massachusetts General Hospital.

She recently stepped down from Director of the Biostatistics Center at MGH. Her research interests focus on cancer clinical research and statistical methods for survival analysis and longitudinal outcomes in clinical trials and epidemiology studies.

Dr. Finkelstein earned a Ph.D. in Biostatistics from the University of Michigan.


Musie Ghebremichael

Musie Ghebremichael, PhD
857-268-7006

Associate Investigator, Biostatistics Center
Associate Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School




Doug Hayden, PhD

Doug Hayden, PhD
617-726-3720

Assistant Investigator, Biostatistics Center
Assistant Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School

Douglas Hayden is an Assistant Professor of Medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital and the Harvard Medical School. He has training in pure mathematics and twenty-five years of professional practice in clinical research. His expertise includes direct collaboration with clinical investigators on development and analysis of single center studies as well as extensive experience with design, analysis, and support of national multi-center studies, primarily in critical care.

He is a consulting biostatistician for Harvard Catalyst and holds a PhD in mathematics from Boston University.


Brian Healy, PhD

Brian Healy, PhD
617-724-7692

Assistant Investigator, Biostatistics Center
Assistant Professor of Neurology, Harvard Medical School

Dr. Brian Healy is an Assistant Professor of Neurology at Harvard Medical School (HMS) and an Assistant Professor in Biostatistics at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. He is the primary biostatistician for the Partners MS Center at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, and he is a member of the Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) Biostatistics Center. Dr. Healy has been the instructor for many courses related to biostatistics at HMS and Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. Dr. Healy's research focuses on modeling the disease course in patients with multiple sclerosis.

He obtained his PhD in Biostatistics from the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health in 2007. 


Hang Lee, PhD

Hang Lee, PhD
617-726-4293

Associate Investigator, Biostatistics Center
Associate Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School




Joseph Locascio, PhD

Joseph Locascio, PhD
617-724-7192

Assistant Investigator, Biostatistics Center
Assistant Professor of Neurology, Harvard Medical School




Eric Macklin, PhD

Eric Macklin, PhD
617-724-9828

Instructor in Investigation, Biostatistics Center
Instructor in Medicine, Harvard Medical School

Dr. Macklin is an Assistant in Biostatistics at Massachusetts General Hospital and an Instructor in the Department of Medicine at Harvard Medical School. His research interests focus on neurodegenerative and neurodevelopmental diseases with an emphasis on clinical trial design.

He is an Executive Committee member of the Parkinson Study Group and an academic advisor for the Critical Path for Parkinson's Consortium. He was an organizing member and the lead biostatistician for the Airlie House Clinical Trials Guidelines for ALS research. He is a lead biostatistician for the Healey ALS Center Platform trial, for the phase 3 SURE-PD3 trial in Parkinson disease, and for the Autism Treatment Network. In addition to his work in neurology, he has a long and ongoing interest in evaluation of complementary and alternative medicine, serving as PI or statistician for trials of acupuncture, Tai Chi, and mind-body practices.

Dr. Macklin earned a PhD from Duke University and also holds an MS from Stanford University and an MSc from the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health.


Robert Parker

Robert Parker, ScD
617-724-9838

Associate Investigator, Biostatistics Center
Associate Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School

Dr. Parker is an Associate Biostatistician in the MGH Biostatistics Center and an Associate Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School.

He is as Associate Director of the Biostatistics and Bioinformatics Core of the Harvard Center for AIDS Research, Director of the Data Coordinating Center for the Autism Treatment Network, and Director of the Data Coordinating Center for the PRIME-AIR study.

His research interests are in non-standard study design, non-standard data analysis, and the art of statistical consulting. He is a co-author of the textbook "Planning Clinical Research" published by Cambridge University Press.

Dr. Parker earned a DSc in Biostatistics from the Harvard School of Public Health and an MSc in Medical Statistics from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine.


Dustin Rabideau, PhD

Dustin Rabideau, PhD

Instructor in Investigation, Biostatistics Center
Instructor in Medicine, Harvard Medical School

Dr. Rabideau provides statistical guidance and expertise for various groups at MGH including the Medical Practice Evaluation Center, the Dauten Family Center for Bipolar Treatment Innovation, and the Cancer Outcomes Research and Education Program. His collaborative research effort has included applications in psychiatry, cancer, immunology, HIV/AIDS, and cardiology. Dr. Rabideau's methodological work focuses on correlated and missing data methods. In particular, he has worked on topics including randomization-based inference, analysis of cluster randomized trials, inverse probability weighting, and multiply robust estimation.

Dr. Rabideau earned a PhD in Biostatistics from the Harvard T. H. Chan School of Public Health. He also holds a MS and MA in Biostatistics from Harvard and a BA in Mathematics and French from SUNY Geneseo.


David Schoenfeld, PhD

David Schoenfeld, PhD
617-726-6111

Investigator, Biostatisics Center
Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School

Dr. Schoenfeld developed the first omnibus goodness of fit test for the proportional hazards regression model, a model that is used extensively in clinical trials which have survival or time to progression as an endpoint.

He also developed widely used graphical techniques for this model. He authored a popular web site for sample size (http://hedwig.mgh.harvard.edu/size.html) considerations for clinical trials. He has also developed along with Dianne Finkelstein a method of combining endpoints in clinical trials which is favored by the Food and Drug Administration. He also has done research in Bayesian methods for evaluating historically controlled trials and small pediatric trials.

He directs the Clinical Coordinating Center for the Prevention and Early Treatment of Acute Lung Injury Clinical Network, a national group doing clinical trials in Sepsis and Respiratory Failure.

He collaborates with diverse groups at Massachusetts General Hospital, including the Clinical Research Center, many of the units in the Endocrine division, the Transplant Program, the Coordinating Center for the Cancer Genetics Network, and the Burn Unit. He has an active research program and is a leading statistician in Clinical Trials in Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis(ALS).


Steven Skates

Steven Skates, PhD
617-726-4309

Associate Investigator, Biostatistics Center
Associate Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School

Dr. Skates is an Associate Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School and Associate Biostatistician at Massachusetts General Hospital.

His research interests focus on early detection of cancer, and include biomarker discovery and validation, development of early detection algorithms, and design, conduct, and analysis of early detection trials.


Tanayott (Tony) Thaweethai

Tanayott (Tony) Thaweethai, PhD

Instructor in Investigation, Biostatistics Center
Instructor in Medicine, Harvard Medical School

Dr. Thaweethai is an Instructor of Investigation at Massachusetts General Hospital and an Instructor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School. His research interests include missing data in large-scale epidemiological studies using data derived from electronic health records and the development of statistical methods for handling missing data in diagnostic and prognostic modeling studies. His research collaboration areas at Mass General include diabetes and COVID-19. He is also a consulting biostatistician for Harvard Catalyst. He obtained his Ph.D. in biostatistics from Harvard University in 2020.


Mark Vangel, PhD

Mark Vangel, PhD
617-726-6055

Assistant Investigator, Biostatistics Center
Assistant Professor of Radiology, Harvard Medical School

Dr. Vangel is an Assistant Professor of Radiology at Harvard Medical School and a Biostatistician in the Biostatistics Center and the Martinos Center for Biomedical Imaging at MGH. He is also affiliated with the Ferenc Jolesz National Center for Image Guided Therapy at Brigham and Women's Hospital and the Clinical Research Center at MIT.

His research interests include heteroscadasticity in meta-analysis and mixed-model regression, measurement uncertainty, statistical applications in functional MRI and diagnostic imaging, and Bayesian applications.

Dr. Vangel earned a PhD in Statistics from Harvard University, and SM and SB degrees in Mathematics from MIT.


Beow Yeap, ScD

Beow Yeap, ScD
617-726-7730

Associate Investigator, Biostatistics Center
Associate Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School




Hui Zheng, PhD

Hui Zheng, PhD
617-726-0687

Instructor in Investigation, Biostatistics Center
Assistant Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School




Project Statisticians and Data Analysts

James Chan, MA

James Chan, MA
617-726-0525

James Chan is a biostatistician at the MGH Biostatistics Center. His current work is focused on prospective trials and observational studies in Autism and Neurology. His interests are in analysis of correlated data, study design, and reproducible research.

He holds an M.A. in biostatistics from Boston University and an M.Ed. from Northeastern University.


Peter Gaccione

Peter Gaccione, MA






Nora Horic, MS

Nora Horick, MS
617-724-0746

Nora Horick joined the Center as a biostatistician in 2002. She supports investigators with the design and analysis of cancer studies, including clinical trials and projects focused on quality of life, survivorship, screening, and biomarkers.

Nora has an MS in biostatistics from the Harvard School of Public Health and a BA in mathematics from Southwestern University.


Yiling Liu, MS

Yiling Liu, MS
617-723-6209

Yiling joined the MGH Biostatistics Center as a Biostatistician in July 2018. Her work is focusing on statistical modeling and Bayesian analyses of longitudinal multiple biomarker data in Early Detection Research Network (EDRN).

Yiling has a BS in Mathematics from Xiamen University and earned a MS in Biostatistics from University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill


Frances Lu, MPH

Frances Lu, MPH
617-726-4399

Frances joined the Biostatistics Center in late 2015. She currently works on data management and analysis for the Autism Treatment Network and PRIME-AIR study with Dr. Parker.

Frances has a BA in Microbiology from Cornell University and an MPH in Epidemiology from Boston University.


Alona Muzikansky

Alona Muzikansky, MA
617-724-6985

Ms. Muzikansky is a Master level statistician and has been working in the center since Nov 1999. She is the DF/HCC Biostatistics Core statistician for Neuro-oncology, Phase I and Early Therapeutic studies and provides statistical analysis and design advice on various other diseases and programs.


Sowmya Rao

Sowmya R. Rao, PhD





Caitlin Selvaggi

Caitlin Selvaggi, MS

Caitlin joined the Biostatistics Center as a master’s level statistician in November 2019. Her current work is focused on statistical analysis of biomarker and genetics data in cardiometabolic disease research. She holds an MS in Statistics from the London School of Economics and a BS in Statistics from Carnegie Mellon University.


Amy Shui

Amy Shui, MA






Christine Ulysse

Christine Ulysse, MS
617-724-0309

Christine joined the Biostatistics Department in 2017. She works as a Master’s level statistician and currently performs statistical analyses for clinical trials related to cancer, ARDS and Parkinson’s disease.

Christine has a BS from Cornell University and MS in Biostatistics from Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health.


Sam Whitaker

Sam Whitaker
Data Manager for Petal
617-726-4402

Sam joined the Biostatistics Department in 2019 as a data manager for the PETAL network.  Sam graduated from Bates College in 2019 with a BS in Biology.


Research Project Managers and Coordinators

Siobhan Glynn

Siobhan Glynn
617-726-4410

Siobhan Glynn has been working at the Biostatistics Center since the 2018. She is the DCC clinical research coordinator for the Autism Treatment Network and PRIME-AIR project. Her responsibilities include regulatory management and oversight, as well as development, organization, and documentation of study documents and materials.

Siobhan has a BA in psychology from Bryn Mawr College and hopes to continue her education in this field.


Ariela Muzikansky

Ariela Muzikansky
617-723-6235

Ms. Muzikansky joined the Biostatistics center in 2017, she has a BA in Health System Management and serves as the Central IRB liaison for the PETAL Network Clinical Coordinating Center as well as Grants Coordinator providing administrative assistance for the Biostatistics department investigators.


Kate Oldmixon, RN

Katie Oldmixon, RN
617-726-4777

Katie is the research nurse for the PETAL Network Clinical Coordinating Center (CCC) at MGH.  She has over 20 years of experience in clinical research, joining the Biostats Center in 2000 as the research nurse for the ARDS Network CCC.


Nancy Ringwood, RN

Nancy Ringwood, RN
617-724-9836

Nancy is the project manager for the PETAL Network Clinical Coordinating Center (CCC) at MGH. She joined the Biostats Center as a research nurse for the ARDSNet CCC and then took over as project manager. She has an extensive background in adult and pediatric critical care nursing. Nancy has a BSN from Seattle University.


Business Management and Administrative Support

Laura Fitzgerald

Laura Fitzgerald,
Research Assistant
617-724-0731

Laura joined the Biostatistics Center in April 2019. She currently acts as the Clinical Research Assistant to the PETAL Network Clinical Coordinating Center (CCC) at MGH. She also serves the Biostatistics Center as their administrative coordinator. Laura graduated from Loyola University Maryland in 2019 with a BS in Mathematics and a Capstone in Public Relations.


Carolyn Hintlian

Carolyn Hintlian, MBA,
Senior Administrative Manager
617-726-4297

Carolyn C Hintlian is a Senior Administrative Manager in the Biostatistics Center. Ms. Hintlian has extensive experience in managing contracts and pre- and post-award grant management for Biostatistics. She reports to the Director of Biostatistics and is responsible for the financial oversight of grant and contract administration (NIH, industrial and foundation grants). Ms. Hintlian has a BS from Virginia Tech, an MPH in Nutrition from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, and an MBA from Simmons College in Boston, MA.


Computing System Support

Adrian Lagakos

Adrian Lagakos
617-724-6772

Adrian works as a data analyst on projects related to cancer, ARDS and HIV and has been working in the center since 2010.  He has a BA in Anthropology from Bard College.


Richard Morse

Richard Morse
617-724-9830

Richard Morse joined the MGH Biostatistics Center in 2001 as its technical specialist. He has an AB from Cornell.