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




Faculty

Lori Chibnik

Lori Chibnik, PhD

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




Dianne Finkelstein

Dianne Finkelstein, PhD

Investigator, Biostatistics Center
Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School

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

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




Doug Hayden, PhD

Doug Hayden, PhD

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

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.

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


Hang Lee, PhD

Hang Lee, PhD

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




Joseph Locascio, PhD

Joseph Locascio, PhD

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




Eric Macklin, PhD

Eric Macklin, PhD

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

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.


David Schoenfeld, PhD

David Schoenfeld, PhD

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

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.


Mark Vangel, PhD

Mark Vangel, PhD

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

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




Hui Zheng, PhD

Hui Zheng, PhD

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




Project Statisticians and Data Analysts

James Chan, MA

James Chan, MA

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

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.

Ms. Horick 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

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).

She holds 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

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.

She holds a BA in Microbiology from Cornell University and an MPH in Epidemiology from Boston University.


Alona Muzikansky

Alona Muzikansky, MA

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 Rao, PhD






Amy Shui

Amy Shui, MA






Christine Ulysse

Christine Ulysse, MS

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.

She 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

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


Research Project Managers and Coordinators

Siobhan Glynn

Siobhan Glynn

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


Ariela Muzikansky

Ariela Muzikansky

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

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

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. She has a BSN from Seattle University.


Business Management and Administrative Support

Laura Fitzgerald

Laura Fitzgerald,
Research Assistant

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 recently 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

Carolyn C Hintlian is a Senior Administrative Manager in the MGH Biostatistics Center. Ms. Hintlian has extensive experience in managing contracts and pre- and post-award grant management for Biostatistics.

Carolyn 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

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

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