Structure & Leadership

Joseph C. Cappelleri


Joseph C. Cappelleri earned his MS in statistics from the City University of New York (Baruch College), PhD in psychometrics from Cornell University, and MPH in epidemiology from Harvard University. Dr. Cappelleri is an executive director of biostatistics in the Statistical Research and Data Science Center at Pfizer Inc, where he is the recipient of the Craig A. Saxton Clinical Development Excellence Award. As an adjunct professor, he has served on the faculties at Brown University (biostatistics), Tufts Medical Center (medicine), and the University of Connecticut (statistics). He has co-authored over 1,000 external presentations and 500 publications on clinical and methodological topics, including on regression-discontinuity designs, meta- analysis, and health measurement scales. Dr. Cappelleri is the lead author of the book Patient-Reported Outcomes: Measurement, Implementation and Interpretation and has co-authored or co-edited three other books (Statistical Topics in Health Economics and Outcomes Research, Phase II Clinical Development of New Drugs, Design and Analysis of Subgroups with Biopharmaceutical Applications). He is a Fellow of the American Statistical Association.

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