Benjamin C. French, PhD

Office Location204, Blockley Hall
Office Phone215-573-8545

Faculty Information

CCEB AppointmentSenior Scholar, Biostatistics
Primary Faculty AppointmentAssistant Professor of Biostatistics at HUP, University of Pennsylvania Perelman SOM

Additional Positions

Member, University of Pennsylvania Cardiovascular Institute
Senior Fellow, Leonard Davis Institute of Health Economics

Research Statement

Dr. French received his PhD in Biostatistics from the University of Washington in June 2008 and joined the faculty of the University of Pennsylvania in August 2008. His research interests are focused on analytic methodology for longitudinal data and clustered data. He is particularly interested in applying this methodology to quantify comparative effectiveness, to evaluate the impact of policy interventions, and to estimate volume-outcome associations. Additional research interests include genetic epidemiology, predictive accuracy, and design of clinical trials. Dr. French’s collaborative interests include cardiovascular disease research and health services research.

Courses Taught

BSTA 656: Longitudinal Data Analysis
EPID 622: Applied Regression Models for Categorical Data

Selected Publications

French B, Lumley T, Monks SA, Rice KM, Hindorff LA, Reiner AP and Psaty BM. Simple estimates of haplotype relative risks in case-control data. Genetic Epidemiology 30(6):485-494, 2006.

French B and Heagerty PJ. Analysis of longitudinal data to evaluate a policy change. Statistics in Medicine 27(24):5005-5025, 2008.

French B and Heagerty PJ. Marginal mark regression analysis of recurrent marked point process data. Biometrics 65(2):415-422, 2009.

French B, Joo J, Geller NL, Kimmel SE, Rosenberg Y, Anderson JL, Gage BF, Johnson J and Ellenberg JE. Statistical design of personalized medicine interventions: The Clarification of Optimal Anticoagulation through Genetics (COAG) trial. Trials 11:108, 2010.

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