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Bruce Levin, Ph.D.

Director, Statistics, Epidemiology and Data Management Core

Professor, Department of Biostatistics, Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health
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Bruce Levin, Ph.D., is Professor Biostatistics at the Columbia University's Mailman School of Public Health and Director of the HIV Center's Statistics, Epidemiology, and Data Management Core. Dr. Levin has served as the senior statistical consultant on several multicenter randomized clinical trials in the field of stroke neurology and cardiology, including the WARCEF trial funded by NINDS (Warfarin versus Aspirin in Reduced Cardiac Ejection Fraction), the WARSS trial (Warfarin versus Aspirin in Recurrent Stroke Study), the GAIN Americas trial, and the CABG Patch trial.



Dr. Levin has a long-standing interest in statistical methodology for clinical trials, public health, and the law. Using sequential statistical methods, he has published on innovative trial designs, e.g., designs that minimize ethical costs, designs that emphasize the selection paradigm rather than the hypothesis test paradigm, and phase II trials that combine a selection phase with a non-superiority (futility) phase utilizing the same data, such as the QALS trial (high-dose coenzyme Q10 in ALS disease).



Dr. Levin is a Fellow of the American Statistical Association and an Award Winner of the Statistics Section of the American Public Health Association "for his contributions to the development of innovative designs for clinical trials of medical interventions and HIV, for his success in promoting a focus on participant safety in behavioral trials, and for his commitment to educating public health students through clear exposition of fundamental biostatistical principles."



Dr. Levin co-authored the 3rd edition of Statistical Methods for Rates and Proportions with Myunghee Cho Paik and the late Joseph L. Fleiss. Dr. Levin served for ten years as
Consulting Statistical Editor for the American Journal of Public Health. He has also served as an expert statistical witness in many court cases, and is co-author with Michael O. Finkelstein of Statistics for Lawyers, now in its second edition. Dr. Levin currently serves on the Oversight Committee for the NINDS Parkinson Disease Neuroprotection Clinical Trials, the Scientific Review Committee for the Huntington's Study Group, and several Data and Safety Monitoring Committees.

 

 

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Bruce Levin, Ph.D.

Director, Statistics, Epidemiology and Data Management Core

Professor, Department of Biostatistics, Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health

TEL: (212) 305-9401
FAX: (212) 305-9408

bl6@columbia.edu

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