Lorenzo Trippa, PhD Promoted to Professor of Biostatistics

The Department of Data Science is pleased to announce the promotion of Lorenzo Trippa, PhD to Professor, Department of Biostatistics, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health and Dana-Farber Cancer Institute.

Dr. Trippa is an expert in the development and use of statistical approaches to accelerate the discovery of effective treatments in cancer, with major contributions in applications to clinical trial design and analyses. He joined our faculty in 2011 and holds a PhD in Statistics from Bocconi University, Milan, Italy, and an MS in Statistics (cum laude) from Milan’s Bicocca University. 

A core research focus is development and application of Bayesian methods for conducting adaptive multi-arm clinical trials, which has revolutionized drug testing. Dr. Trippa has further extended models for adaptive design to include biomarkers and other factors that can be weighted in assigning patients to various treatment arms. Additional areas of impact include clinical trials design; Bayesian nonparametrics; the development of prediction models in personalized medicine; computational methods for Bayesian adaptive designs; computational methods for Bayesian inference; and meta-analyses in personalized medicine. 

As Co-Director, Program of Regulatory Science at Dana-Farber, Dr. Trippa leads development of new approaches and quantitative methods to support the discovery of new treatments in precision medicine and collaborates with groups at Dana-Farber in the development of innovative clinical trials. He is also an enthusiastic teacher, postdoctoral mentor, PhD dissertation advisor, and committee member for PhD and SM students.

Dr. Trippa is a winner of the Savage PhD Thesis Award from the International Society for Bayesian Analysis. He is an active associate editor for several journals, including Statistical Science, the New England Journal of Statistics and Data andScience, Biometrics Clinical Trials.

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