Christopher Schmid

Faculty Affiliate


Christopher Schmid is the chair of the Department of Biostatistics at Brown University’s School of Public Health. He joined the Brown faculty in 2012 as a professor of biostatistics and founding member and Co-Director of the Center for Evidence Synthesis in Health in the Brown School of Public Health. He 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 journal Research Synthesis Methods, statistical editor for the American Journal of Kidney Diseases, and former Chair of the Section on Health Policy Statistics at ASA. He directs the Clinical Research Design, Epidemiology and Biostatistics Core of Advance-RI Clinical and Translational Research (Advance-CTR) and the Evidence Synthesis Academy, an AHRQ-funded training program in evidence synthesis based at Brown. From 2012-2016, he directed the Master’s Program in Biostatistics.

His current research focuses on methods and applications for meta-analysis, particularly Bayesian methods and software and on predictive models derived from combining data from different sources. He has published extensively on meta-regression and multivariate methods, including network meta-analysis and combining N-of-1 studies. Before coming to Brown, Schmid was on the faculty of Tufts University School of Medicine from 1992-2012. He served as Director of the Biostatistics Research Center at Tufts Medical Center and as Associate Director of the Tufts Clinical and Translational Science program.