Please join us as we celebrate Department alumnus Dr. Joseph Hogan, ScD ’95, Carole and Lawrence Sirovich Professor of Public Health, Professor of Biostatistics, and Deputy Director of the Data Science Initiative at Brown University, as he receives the annual Lagakos Distinguished Alumni Award and presents a lecture next week.
Joseph Hogan received his ScD in biostatistics in 1995 from Harvard School of Public Health under the direction of Professor Nan Laird. His research concerns the development and application of statistical methods for missing data, causal inference, and sensitivity analysis. During his doctoral work he served as a research assistant with SDAC (now CBAR) and has collaborated with researchers in HIV/AIDS ever since. For the past 12 years the focus of his work has been on HIV/AIDS in Kenya and sub-Saharan Africa. Professor Hogan serves as Co-Director of the Biostatistics Program for AMPATH, an international consortium of universities in the US, Canada and Kenya focused on treatment and prevention of HIV in Kenya; and as co-Director of the Biostatistics Core for the Providence-Boston Center for AIDS Research. Since 2017 he has served as Deputy Director for the Brown University Data Science Initiative. He teaches both introductory and advanced courses in biostatistics and supervises both PhD and masters students in biostatistics. For the past several years he has led an NIH-funded international training program designed to build research capacity in biostatistics at Moi University in Kenya.
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.