Please join Constantine Gatsonis for a lunchtime career chat before his Zelen Award lecture this Thursday! In addition to Constantine’s current work and mentoring mentioned in the announcement of this year’s Zelen award, read below for some interesting facts about his life and distinguished career, including time spent at Harvard, and his work in health policy.
Lunch with Zelen Awardee Constantine Gatsonis
Thursday, April 26 | 1-2pm | Bldg 2, Rm 401 – Chair’s Conf. Room
RSVP directly to Shaina Andelman
All students and postdocs welcome!
Constantine was born in Velanidia Kozanis, a small village in Macedonia, Greece, and came to the US on a scholarship after high school. He studied mathematics at Princeton and then completed a Ph.D. in Mathematical Statistics at Cornell University in 1981. Following academic appointments at Rutgers, University of Massachusetts and a visiting professorship at Carnegie Mellon, he moved to Harvard to help start the Dept of Health Care Policy in 1988 as Assistant Professor, later promoted to Associate.
In 1995, he left Harvard to found the Center for Statistical Sciences at Brown and began an academic program in Biostatistics which became its own Department under his leadership in 2011. Constantine is well-known for his work in hierarchical models for studying variations in utilization, outcomes, and quality of health care, the evaluation of diagnostic and screening tests and biomarkers, meta-analysis of diagnostic tests, comparative effectiveness research in diagnosis and prediction, and more recently quantitative analysis of imaging via machine learning methods for high dimensional data. Constantine helped to found the Section on Health Policy Statistics of the American Statistical Association and served as its first Program Chair.