| November 11,
Daniel Heitjan, PhD, Named Professor
of Biostatistics at the University of Pennsylvania School
PA) - Daniel Heitjan, PhD, has joined the Department
of Biostatistics and Epidemiology at the University
of Pennsylvania School of Medicine as a Professor of
Prior to his faculty appointment with Penn, Dr. Heitjan
held teaching positions at Columbia University, Penn
State University and University of California, Los Angeles.
He was also the Director of Biostatistics for the International
Center for Health Outcomes Innovation and Research and
the Director of Biostatistics Resource for the Herbert
Irving Comprehensive Cancer Center, both divisions of
Columbia University, New York City.
Dr. Heitjan earned his MSc and PhD degrees in Statistics
from the University of Chicago in 1984 and 1985, respectively.
His research interests focus on statistical methods
for the design and analysis of medical studies, but
his collaborative work has predominately been in cancer
and cardiac surgery. Dr. Heitjan is the recipient of
two National Institutes of Health grants, one to develop
methodology for outcomes research studies linked to
clinical trials; and another to develop methods for
diagnosing sensitivity to nonignorability in studies
with missing data.
He has authored or co-authored numerous papers in peer-reviewed
journals including the New England Journal of Medicine,
Statistical Science, Journal of the American Statistical
Association and Statistics in Medicine. He
is currently a statistical consultant to the Annals
of Internal Medicine; member of the Editorial Board
of Statistics in Medicine; and member of the
panel of statistical editors at the Journal of the
National Cancer Institute.
He is a member of several professional organizations
including the American Statistical Association (ASA),
Biometric Society and the Society for Clinical Trials.
His accolades include Fellow of ASA, the Stanley S.
Schor Visiting Scholar Award from Merck Research Laboratories;
National Merit Scholar; Centers for Disease Control
(CDC) and Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry
(ATSDR) Statistics Award; and Program Chair for the
ASA Biometrics Section, among others. Dr. Heitjan is
married with three children.
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