Professor Pagano obtained a Ph.D. from Johns Hopkins University and has spent the last 35 years on the faculty at the Harvard School Public Health teaching biostatistics and advising students. His research in biostatistics continues to be on compute intensive inference and surveillance methods that involve screening methodologies, with their associated laboratory tests, and in obtaining more accurate testing results that use existing technologies. The accuracy of these screening tests is important–for example to maintain the integrity of the nation’s blood supply–and it is doubly beneficial if these methods are also cheaper to implement; thus more testing can be done. This can mean a safer blood supply, for example.
His interests extend to the quantitative aspects of Monitoring and Evaluation, especially as they are applied in resource poor settings, and are brought to bear to improve the quality of health services to all.
Ph.D., 1970, The Johns Hopkins University