Faculty

 

Rui Wang

 

Jessica Young

 

Fang Zhang

 

Sharon Lutz

 

Staff

 

Ante Bing

Ante is a Masters student studying Biostatistics at Harvard. He obtained his BS degree in Statistics with a focus on Biostatistics from The Pennsylvania State University. His research interests include longitudinal data analysis, clinical trail design and polytomous logistic regression. Ante is currently working on modeling the viral load in HIV patients using mechanistic models.     

 

Carly Broadwell

Carly is a Masters student studying Biostatistics at Harvard and she received her BSPH in Biostatistics from UNC Chapel Hill. Carly is currently working on a longitudinal research project through PAICAP that aims to assess the serial impact of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Service’s payment policies that target certain healthcare-associated infections on U.S. hospitals and patients. On her Master’s Thesis, she is evaluating the use of cluster randomization and quasi-experimental design for an HCV prevention study. Her interest in Biostatistics is focused in the design of cluster randomized trials and other innovative trial designs with applications to global health.

 

Zach Hastings, Administrative Specialist

Zach Hastings is an Administrative Specialist in the Biostatistics Center at Department of Population medicine, Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Institute. Mr. Hastings graduated from Westfield State University with a B.S. in Criminal Justice and minors in Political Science and History.

Phone: (617) 867-4855

Email: Zachary_hastings@harvardpilgrim.org

 

Elena Li, Lead Research Associate

Zhonghe (Elena) Li is the Lead Research Associate in the Department of Population Medicine at Harvard Medical School and Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Institute (HPHC).  Before joining HPHC, she had worked at Harvard T.S. Chan School of Public Health for over sixteen years on health service research.  Her research covers disparity in healthcare, quality of care and patient outcomes, pay for performance, patient-centered medical home, fragmentation of care and cost, surgical safety, management culture and care outcomes, sugar-intake and obesity, and mental health of children and minorities.

She has extensive experience with claims data including commercial, Medicaid and Medicare, and national surveys data.  Her past research involved many quasi-experimental designs (e.g. interrupted time series and difference-in-difference modeling), which required propensity matching/inverse probability weight, GEE, and bootstrapping. She also has experience in survey instrument design and psychometrics analysis.  Her new interest in predicts and machine learning. 

Her publications can be found here.

 

Meg Powers, Project Manager

 

Zilu Zhang, Biostatistician

Ms. Zilu Zhang is a Biostatistician in the Department of Population Medicine at Harvard Medical School and Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Institute. She received her M.S. degree in Biostatistics from the University of California, Los Angeles. Ms. Zhang supports faculties in the Biostatistics Center on multiple methodological projects and actively participates in varies projects with the Therapeutics Research
and Infectious Disease Epidemiology group including the FDA-sponsored Sentinel Initiative for drug safety surveillance and Epi-center group. Her research interests includes but are not limited to causal inference

Phone: (617) 867-4203

Email: zilu_zhang@harvardpilgrim.org

 

Research Fellow

 

Tom Chen

 

Graduate Students

 

Dustin Rabideau

Dustin is a PhD student in Biostatistics at Harvard. He obtained a BA in Mathematics and French from SUNY Geneseo and a MS in Biostatistics from Harvard. After his MS, Dustin worked at the Massachusetts General Hospital Biostatistics Center with applications in clinical trials, psychiatry, cancer biomarker discovery, immunology, HIV/AIDS, and cardiology. His research interests are broad but currently focus on robust methods for cluster randomized trials.

 

Linda Harrison

Linda Harrison is a PhD student in Biostatistics at Harvard.  Prior to commencing her PhD studies she completed a masters in Medical Statistics at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine.  Subsequently she has worked as a Statistician on HIV clinical trials and observational studies.  First at the Medical Research Council Clinical Trials Unit in London and then at the Center for Biostatistics in AIDS Research at the Harvard TH Chan School of Public Health.  Her current interests include design of cluster randomized studies; in particular sample size calculations for stepped wedge designs.

 

Visiting Students

 

Yidong Zhou

Department of Statistics and Finance, University of Science and Technology of China, Anhui, China

 

Collaborators

 

Susan Gruber

 

Ken Kleinman

 

Victor DeGruttola

 

Miguel Hernan