Congratulations to Professor Christopher H. Schmid for being appointed as chair of the Department of Biostatistics effective 1 August 2018. Schmid has been with Brown since 2012 and is the Co-Founder and Co-Director of the Center for Evidence Synthesis in Health. Schmid succeeds Joseph Hogan, ScD in the position of chair.
Before joining Brown, Schmid was on faculty of Tufts University School of Medicine where he served as Director of the Biostatistics Research Center and Associate Director of the Tufts Clinical and Translational Science program. Schmid received his PhD in Statistics from Harvard University in 1991.
Schmid is Fellow of the American Statistical Association (ASA), elected member and incoming President of the Society for Research Synthesis Methodology, founding Co-Editor of the Research Synthesis Methods journal, statistical editor for the American Journal of Kidney Diseases and former Chair of the Section on Health Policy Statistics at ASA. Schmid directs the Clinical Research Design, Epidemiology and Biostatistics Core of Advance-RI Clinical and Translational Research (Advance-CTR) and the Evidence Synthesis Academy. His current research focuses on methods and applications for meta-analysis, Bayesian methods and software as well as on predictive models.