Rebecca Aubrey Betensky

Rebecca Aubrey Betensky

Adjunct Professor of Biostatistics


Other Positions

Professor of Biostatistics


Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health

Professor of Biostatistics

Harvard School of Public Health




Predicting survival for brain cancer patients

Is it possible to predict survival for patients with oligodendroglioma from aberrations in their DNA? According to a 2006 study by Rebecca Betensky and colleagues, the answer is yes. An analysis of DNA in 93 patients was completed…

Projecting MS progression

  To help physicians predict the likelihood that a patient’s multiple sclerosis will advance significantly in the near term, Rebecca Betensky and her collaborators have developed a formula, which they continue to refine. Using data from a small…

The oddsmaker

[ Spring 2008 ] A math whiz takes on brain cancer, MS, and Alzheimer’s disease.  Rebecca Betensky’s dad worked as a statistician for a global oil company on “credit rating stuff,” she says, so for a long time, she “stayed…