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Landis, J. Richard., PhD

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    "J. Richard Landis is Professor of Biostatistics in the School of Medicine, and holds a secondary appointment as Professor of Statistics in the Wharton School. Dr. Landis serves as Director of the Biostatistics Unit within the Center for Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics (CCEB), and faculty Co-Director of the Clinical Research Computing Unit (CRCU), a designated core research facility providing clinical research informatics (CRI) collaboration and services for clinical and translational research investigators at Penn. Prior to assuming his current position at the University of Pennsylvania in 1997, Dr. Landis was Professor of Biostatistics at the University of Michigan School of Public Health, where he served on the faculty for thirteen years (1975-1988). In 1988, he founded the Center for Biostatistics and Epidemiology at the M.S. Hershey Medical Center of the Pennsylvania State University, and served as its Director for nine years before his relocation to Penn. Dr. Landis is PI of the Data Coordinating Core (DCC) for NIDDK’s “Multidisciplinary Approach to Pelvic Pain (MAPP) Research Network” (2008-13), and Co-PI for NIDDK’s adult “Chronic Renal Insufficiency Cohort (CRIC) Research Network.” He also serves as Co-Director for the CTSA-funded “Center for Biomedical Informatics in Translation (BIIT)” (2006-11), promoting CRI best practices across the entire research spectrum of the Penn Medicine and CHOP enterprises, and Core Director for the Abramson Cancer Center’s Biomedical Data Coordination Core (BDCC). For more than forty years, he has been actively involved in collaborative biomedical research, and the development and evaluation of methods for the analysis of categorical data. His methodological research interests are in the analysis of categorical data, particularly statistical methods for repeated measurement and longitudinal categorical data, clinical trials, epidemiological studies, complex sample surveys and applications to cardiovascular, ophthalmology, respiratory, psychiatric, renal and urological research. He served on the Epidemiology and Disease Control Study Section for NIH from 1984-88 and again for a second term from 1993-97, serving as Chair during 1996-97. Dr. Landis’ honors include Fulbright Senior Scholar (University of Newcastle, Australia, 1981-82), Fellow of the American Statistical Association, elected member of the International Statistical Institute, recipient of the Mortimer Spiegelman Gold Medal Award (1984) and recipient of an Environmental Protection Agency Scientific and Technical Achievement Award (1987)."
  2. First Name
    J. Richard
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  4. Title
    Director, Biostatistics Unit/Biostatistics Division, CCEB/DBE
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    Faculty Co-Director, Clinical Research Computing Unit, CCEB
  6. Title
    Professor of Biostatistics, University of Pennsylvania Perelman SOM
  7. Title
    Professor of Statistics, Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania
  8. Title
    Senior Scholar, Biostatistics
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