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Frank E. Harrell Jr.

Adjunct Professor of Biostatistics & Bioinformatics
Biostatistics & Bioinformatics, Division of Biostatistics
Duke Box 2721, Durham 27710
2424 Erwin Road Suite 1102, 11107 Hock Plaza, Durham 27705


My largest responsibility is directing the statistical center for a 5-hospital study of critically ill hospitalized adults involving 9,100 patients. This study involves such issues as critical care medicine, prognostication, patterns of usage of “do not resuscitate orders”, quality of life, functional disability, patient preferences for resuscitation, and handling missing data. I have two statistical methods grants from the Agency for Health Care Policy and Research. One involves studying and developing methods of survival analysis that are useful in outcomes research, and the other addresses whether neural networks have advantages over traditional statistical methods in developing clinical prediction models.

I also consult on the design and analysis of clinical trials and work in the area of statistical computing.

Current Appointments & Affiliations

Adjunct Professor of Biostatistics & Bioinformatics · 2007 - Present Biostatistics & Bioinformatics, Division of Biostatistics, Biostatistics & Bioinformatics

Education, Training & Certifications

University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill · 1979 Ph.D.