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Laine Elliott Thomas

Professor of Biostatistics & Bioinformatics
Biostatistics & Bioinformatics, Division of Biostatistics
Duke Box 3850, Durham, NC 27710
200 Morris Street, 7812 200 Morris, Durham, NC 27701

Overview


Laine Thomas, PhD, joined the Department of Biostatistics and Bioinformatics and DCRI in 2009.  She serves as Associate Chair for Equity, Diversity and Inclusion within the Department of Biostatistics and Bioinformatics and Deputy Director of Data Science and Biostatistics at the Duke Clinical Research Institute.  She is a leader in study design and development of methods for observational and pragmatic studies, with over 240 peer reviewed clinical and methodological publications arising from scientific collaboration in the therapeutic areas of cardiovascular disease, diabetes, uterine fibroids and SARS-CoV-2 virus. She led the statistical teams on the HERO COVID-19, ORBIT-AF I & II, ACTION-CMS, CHAMP-HF, and COMPARE-UF clinical registries and secondary analyses of the NAVIGATOR and ARISTOTLE clinical trials. She has served as a primary investigator and co-investigator on numerous methodological studies with funding from NIH, AHRQ, PCORI and Burroughs Wellcome Fund, addressing observational treatment comparisons, time-varying treatments, heterogeneity of treatment effects, and randomized trials augmented by synthetic controls from real world data.      

Current Appointments & Affiliations


Professor of Biostatistics & Bioinformatics · 2022 - Present Biostatistics & Bioinformatics, Division of Biostatistics, Biostatistics & Bioinformatics
Associate Director, DCRI Biostatistics · 2018 - Present Biostatistics & Bioinformatics, Division of Biostatistics, Biostatistics & Bioinformatics
Associate Chair for Diversity and Inclusion in the Department of Biostatistics & Bioinformatics · 2020 - Present Biostatistics & Bioinformatics, Basic Science Departments
Deputy Director of Data Science and Biostatistics, DCRI · 2022 - Present Duke Clinical Research Institute, Institutes and Centers
Deputy Director of Data Science and Biostatistics, DCRI · 2023 - Present Biostatistics & Bioinformatics, Division of Biostatistics, Biostatistics & Bioinformatics
Member in the Duke Clinical Research Institute · 2009 - Present Duke Clinical Research Institute, Institutes and Centers

Education, Training & Certifications


North Carolina State University · 2009 Ph.D.