Dr. French received his PhD in Biostatistics from the University of Washington in June 2008 and joined the faculty of the University of Pennsylvania in August 2008. His research interests are focused on analytic methodology for longitudinal data and clustered data. He is particularly interested in applying this methodology to quantify comparative effectiveness, to evaluate the impact of policy interventions, and to estimate volume-outcome associations. Additional research interests include genetic epidemiology, predictive accuracy, and design of clinical trials. Dr. French’s collaborative interests include cardiovascular disease research and health services research.