Structure & Leadership

Joseph C. Cappelleri

Past President

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). The most published author in the history of Pfizer, and among the most prolific in the pharmaceutical industry, he has co-authored approximately 1,350 external presentations and 650 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 four 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, A Practical Approach to Quantitative Validation of Patient-Reported Outcomes: A Simulation-Based Guide Using SAS). He is an elected Fellow of the American Statistical Association (ASA), elected recipient of the Long-Term Excellence Award from the Health Policy Statistics Section of the ASA, and elected recipient of the ISPOR Avedis Donabedian Outcomes Research Lifetime Achievement Award.

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