Professor Emeritus, Biostatistics
Director Emeritus, NRG Oncology Statistics and Data Management Center
201 N Craig Street, Suite 350, Pittsburgh, PA 15213
Primary Phone: 967-838-7183
Primary research interest is the design, implementation and analysis of clinical trials, particularly those dealing with the prevention or treatment of breast and colorectal cancer. Collaboration in the trials of the National Surgical Breast and Bowel Project and more recently the NRG Oncology Statistics and Data Management Center has been a major focus. The development of statistical methodologies for race-specific cancer risk assessment and the risk-benefit assessment of therapies associated with multiple endpoints of potential benefit and harm has evolved from this collaboration. A previous area of research focus involved the assessment of health effects from occupational and environmental exposures to airborne pollutants. This work dealt with the study and long-term follow-up of large occupational cohorts who were exposed to work-related air-borne pollution. The thrust of this effort was to quantify health risks from pollution exposure and to evaluate methodologies to lower exposure and reduce the risks of diseases associated with exposure.
1976 - University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA - Doctor of Public Health
1974 - University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA - Master of Public Health
1972 - Bethany College, Bethany West Virginia - Bachelor of Science