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Frank Harrell

Frank Harrell, Ph.D., is Professor of Biostatistics at the Vanderbilt University School of Medicine.

Professor Harrell received his Ph.D. in Biostatistics from UNC in 1979. He was on the faculty of Duke University for 17 years and of the University of Virginia for 7 years. He founded the Division of Biostatistics and Epidemiology at the University of Virginia School of Medicine in 1996 and the Department of Biostatistics at Vanderbilt University in 2003. He also served as the Vanderbilt Department of Biostatistics chairman from 2003-2017.

Harrell is Expert Biostatistics Advisor to FDA CDER and was Expert Biostatistics Advisor for the Office of Biostatistics for FDA CDER from 2016-2020. He is Associate Editor of Statistics in Medicine. He is a Fellow of the American Statistical Association and winner of the Association’s WJ Dixon Award for Excellence in Statistical Consulting for 2014.

His specialties are development of accurate prognostic and diagnostic models, model validation, clinical trials, observational clinical research, cardiovascular research, technology evaluation, pharmaceutical safety, Bayesian methods, quantifying predictive accuracy, missing data imputation, and statistical graphics and reporting.

Harrell is the author of two of the most highly cited papers (both are on development of prognostic models) in the history of Statistics in Medicine and has almost 300 peer-reviewed publications (5 with >1000 citations).

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You can visit his personal webpage here.

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