Senior Fellow

Alisa Stephens-Shields, PhD

  • Associate Professor, Biostatistics, Epidemiology, and Informatics, Perelman School of Medicine

Alisa J. Stephens-Shields, PhD is an Associate Professor of Biostatistics at the University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine. Her research focuses on extensions and innovative applications of causal inference methodology to enhance the design and analysis of clinical trials. She also works in the development of patient-reported outcomes to inform population-appropriate trial endpoints. Dr. Stephens-Shields collaborates in several clinical areas, including pediatrics, chronic pain, rheumatology, and endocrinology. She is a recipient of the inaugural Committee of Presidents of Statistical Societies Leadership Academy award, and has held elected positions in the American Statistical Association Section on Statistics in Epidemiology and in the Eastern North American Region of the International Biometrics Society. Dr. Stephens-Shields is an Associate Editor of Biostatistics and Pharmacoepidemiology and Drug Safety. She holds PhD and AM degrees in Biostatistics from Harvard University.

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