Dr. Joseph W. Hogan Receives 2020 Lagakos Distinguished Alumni Award


We are extremely pleased to announce that Dr. Joseph W. Hogan, the Carole and Lawrence Sirovich Professor of Public Health, Professor of Biostatistics, and Deputy Director of Data Science at Brown University, will be the recipient of the 2020 Lagakos Distinguished Alumni AwardDr. Hogan received his ScD from the Department in 1995. Nan Laird was the advisor for his dissertation, Mixture Models for Joint Distribution of Repeated Measures and Event Times. On completion of his degree, he joined the faculty of Brown University as Assistant Professor and was promoted to Associate Professor in 2003 and to Professor of Biostatistics in 2008. He has served as Chair of the Biostatistics Department and as Associate Dean for Faculty Affairs at the Brown University School of Public Health.

Dr. Hogan has made major methodologic contributions in Bayesian methods, missing data, and causal inference. He has served on the editorial boards of Biometrics, Lifetime Data analysis, Biostatistics, JASA, the American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology, and Observational Studies. He wrote a widely used textbook (jointly with Mike Daniels) on missing data. He has taught a wide variety of courses, and mentored numerous students, directing nine dissertations, six master’s theses and two post-doctoral fellows. He has also mentored numerous junior faculty on their K-series research grants.

Dr. Hogan’s collaborative work has focused primarily on HIV/AIDS and has had an impact both regionally and internationally. He co-directs the Biostatistics Program for the Academic Model Providing Access to Healthcare ( AMPATH), a partnership between Moi University in Kenya and North American academic medical centers. This collaboration has resulted in dozens of publications. He also Co-Director of the Biostatistics Core for the Lifespan/Tufts/Brown Center for AIDS Research.

Reflecting the spirit of the award, Dr. Hogan’s trajectory has many similarities with Steve Lagakos’ time at Harvard: an academic career of leadership in both methodologic and collaborative work; excellence in teaching and mentorship; and a focus on in HIV/AIDS.

We plan to have Dr. Hogan deliver a lecture, possibly virtually, in Fall 2020.