SIBS 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 Associate Professor of Biostatistics
Co-Director, MPH Certificate in Epidemiology and Biostatistics
Lecturer, Department of Computer Science
Major fields of interest include statistical genetics and statistical education. Dr. Hicks is a Co-Investigator in the Black Women’s Health Study.

Howard Cabral, PhD
Professor of 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.

Megan Healey, PhD
Clinical Assistant Professor of Epidemiology
Director of the BUSPH MPH Degree Program
Major fields of study include molecular epidemiology, epigenetics and breast cancer, and population-based studies.

Helen Jenkins, PhD
Associate Professor of Biostatistics
Major fields of study include infectious disease, particularly pediatric tuberculosis.  Helen Jenkins was selected as a Rafik Hariri Institute Junior Faculty Fellow beginning in Fall 2017.

Gina Peloso, PhD
Associate Professor of Biostatistics
Major fields of study include the statistical genetics of complex cardiovascular traits, particularly plasma lipid levels.  Gina is an active member in the Cohorts for Heart and Aging Research in Genomic Epidemiology (CHARGE) consortium, the Global Lipids Genetic Consortium (GLGC), and TOPMed Program.

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.