Marcia A. Testa, PhD, MPhil, MPH

Senior Lecturer on Biostatistics
Department of Biostatistics
Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health

Dr. Testa, MPH, MPhil, PhD, is a Senior Lecturer on Biostatistics at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. She received her MPH 1976, MPhil 1977, and PhD 1980 in Epidemiology and Public Health with concentrations in biometry and biostatistics from Yale University. Before coming to Harvard in 1987, Dr. Testa was an Associate Professor at the University of Connecticut Schools of Medicine and Dental Medicine where she also was Director of the Biostatistics Research Center, University of Connecticut Health Center (1979-1987).

Dr. Testa and colleagues are developing quantitative methodologies relating to the measurement and analysis of expanded patient outcomes (quality of life, cost-effectiveness and risk-benefit) for clinical, pharmacoeconomic and pharmacoepidemiologic research studies with particular attention to cardiovascular disease, HIV, cancer and diabetes. Dr. Testa’s research in the areas of health outcomes, quality of care and clinical trials has been sponsored by grants from the Agency of Health Care Policy Research, National Institutes of Health, and private industry. In addition to her research, Dr. Testa teaches several courses to medical, public health and graduate students at Harvard. She also serves as a consultant to the health services and pharmaceutical industries for outcomes research. Dr. Testa has numerous publications in the area of quality of life and clinical trials and has presented both nationally and internationally at over 100 meetings.