Norma Terrin, PhD

Scientific Director, BERD Center
Tufts CTSI

Dr. Terrin is the Scientific Director of the BERD Center at Tufts Clinical and Translational Science Institute (CTSI) and Professor at Tufts University School of Medicine. She received her PhD in Mathematics from Boston University and served on the faculty of the Department of Statistics at Carnegie Mellon University, where she taught and conducted research in stochastic processes and statistical methodology. Since coming to Tufts Medical Center in 1996, her methodological research has included longitudinal analysis, joint models for longitudinal and survival outcomes, meta-analysis, publication bias, predictive modeling, and model performance. Dr. Terrin collaborates with clinical and health services researchers in many departments across the Tufts CTSI affiliates. She teaches biostatistics and meta-analysis and mentors clinical research fellows. Dr. Terrin has received funding as Principal Investigator from the National Science Foundation (NSF), the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), and the National Cancer Institute (NCI). She is an elected member of the Society for Research Synthesis, serves on the editorial board of Research Synthesis Methods, and is Statistics Editor of Clinical Infectious Diseases and Associate Editor of Quality of Life Research.