From Student to CEO: Reflections, Insights & Advice from a Unique Career in Statistics
PhD Statistics, President and CEO, Founder of PROMETRIKA
Miganush Stepanians, PhD, received her training in mathematics and statistics from MIT and BU, completing her dissertation work with Ralph D’Agostino. She went on to gain over 25 years of experience in the drug development industry, establishing herself as a leader in the biostatistics and data management areas, with extensive regulatory (FDA) experience. Dr. Stepanians devoted the early years in her career to consulting and providing statistical services to investigators and pharmaceutical companies. She has also participated in numerous Independent Data Monitoring Committees, and authored many journal articles. Dr. Stepanians is now not only at the helm of her company’s scientific and operational activities, but is a hands-on practicing statistician, directly involved in study design and analysis, strategic development and planning, and commercialization for her clients. She has seen hundreds of Phase I through Phase IV clinical studies of drugs, medical devices, biologics and diagnostics through to completion and has had a key role in 15 New Drug Applications. PROMETRIKA was founded in 2003, and is a clinical research organization (CRO) located in Cambridge, MA, with 75 employees.