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Philip W. Lavori

Academic Appointments

  • Professor of Health Research and Policy (Biostatistics) and, by courtesy, of Statistics

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    Email Tel (650) 725-6109


Academic Appointments

Administrative Appointments

  • Chair, Dept. of Health Research and Policy (2005 - present)
  • Co-Director, Spectrum (home of NIH Clinical and Translational Science Award) (2008 - present)
  • Director Biostatistics, Epidemiology and Study Design Program, Spectrum (2008 - present)
  • Director, Biostatistics Shared Resource, Stanford Comprehensive Cancer Center (2004 - present)
  • Acting Director, Veterans Affairs Cooperative Studies Program (National HQ) (2002 - 2004)
  • Director, Veterans Affairs Cooperative Studies Program Coordinating Center, Palo Alto (1992 - 2005)

Honors and Awards

  • Harvard Award in Psychiatric Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Harvard School of Public Health (2011)
  • Leadership Award, Department of Veterans Affairs Research and Development Office (2002-2004)

Professional Education

PhD: Cornell University, Mathematics (1974)
MA: Cornell University, Mathematics (1972)

Research & Scholarship

Current Research and Scholarly Interests

Biostatistics, clinical trials, longitudinal studies, casual inference from observational studies, genetic tissue banking, informed consent. Trial designs for dynamic (adaptive) treatment regimes, psychiatric research, cancer.




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