Faculty

Anita DeStefano, PhD
Professor of Biostatistics
Associate Professor of Neurology
Major fields of study include genetics analysis of complex traits, diseases or phenotypes that are influenced by both genes and environments. Dr. DeStefano performs genetics analysis on stroke, obesity and neurological disorders on the Framingham Heart Study.

Jacqueline Milton, PhD
Clinical Assistant Professor of Biostatistics
Lecturer, Department of Computer Science
Major fields of interest include statistical genetics and statistical education.

Howard Cabral, PhD
Professor of Biostatistics
Co-Director of the Graduate Program in Biostatistics
Director of the Biostatistics, Epidemiology, and Research Design Program of the Boston University Clinical and Translational Science Institute
Major fields of study include analysis of longitudinal data, analysis of ordinal data, clinical trials, statistical computing, effects of missing data on estimation, and ethics in statistical practice. Dr. Cabral has published extensively on pediatric neurodevelopment and physical growth, and in the effects of behavioral interventions in AIDS and substance abuse.

Adrienne Cupples, PhD
Co-Executive Director of the Graduate Program in Biostatistics
Professor of Biostatistics
Major fields of study include statistical genetics, longitudinal analysis, statistical epidemiology. Dr. Cupples is the primary statistician on Framingham Heart Study’s genetics and family studies. She has published over 200 articles involving risk factors for cardiovascular disease, identification of genes for heart disease, genetic etiology and risk prediction of Alzheimer’s and Huntington’s disease.

Ralph D’Agostino, PhD
Chair, Boston University Department of Mathematics & Statistics
Professor of Mathematics & Statistics, Public Health and Law
Director of Boston University Statistics & Consulting Unit
Co-Executive Director of the Graduate Program in Biostatistics
Major fields of study include multivariate analysis, clinical trials and cardiovascular epidemiology. Dr. D’Agostino is Co-Principal Investigator of the Framingham Heart Study, Director of Data Management and Statistical Analysis. Expert Consultant to the FDA Biometrics and Over-the-Counter Drugs Divisions.

Josee Dupuis, PhD
Interm Chair of the Biostatistics Department
Professor of Biostatistics
Major fields of study include statistical genetics, gene x environment interaction, and analysis of correlated data.

Megan Healey, PhD
Clinical Assistant Professor of Epidemiology
Co-Director, MPH Certificate in Epidemiology and Biostatistics
Major fields of study include molecular epidemiology, epigenetics and breast cancer, and population-based studies.

Jayandra Himali, PhD
Research Assistant Professor of Neurology
Major fields of study include stroke, dementia, Parkinson’s disease, general neurology, and neuropathology.

Joseph Massaro, PhD
Professor of Biostatistics
Major fields of study include design and analysis of clinical trials. He has held Director of Statistical Operations position at a major contract research organization, and is currently a Senior Biostatistical Consultant at Harvard Clinical Research Institute. Dr. Massaro is very active with the FDA on clinical trials issues.

Lisa Sullivan, PhD
Associate Dean of Education, Boston University School of Public Health
Professor of Biostatistics
Major fields of study include applied biostatistics, longitudinal analysis and clinical trials. Dr. Sullivan works as statistician on the Framingham Heart Study working primarily on the development of health risk appraisal functions, predictors of coronary heart disease. She has published numerous articles with multidisciplinary research teams in HIV/AIDS, prenatal care, emergency medicine, substance abuse and cardiovascular disease.