Paola Sebastiani

Dr. Sebastiani received training in Mathematics and Statistics in Italy and the United Kingdom, and held faculty positions at the University of Perugia – Italy, City University London, the Open University, Imperial College in the UK, the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, and Boston University, before joining Tufts Medical Center in 2020. Dr. Sebastiani has a … Continued

Rachael Huebner

Rachael joined Tufts CTSI as a Clinical Data Manager in April 2019. Prior to joining Tufts, she worked in data management at a Contract Research Organization (CRO) focusing on industry-sponsored clinical trials. Rachael received her MPH (concentrating in Epidemiology & Biostatistics) in May 2018 from Boston University School of Public Health. In her role at … Continued

Tara Fleckner

Tara joined Tufts CTSI in May 2019. She supports BERD Center personnel by managing incoming service requests and coordinating BERD Center meetings for ongoing projects and continuing education. Prior to working at Tufts CTSI, Tara worked as a Research Assistant for the Lowell Center for Sustainable Production at the University of Massachusetts Lowell where she … Continued

Benjamin Koethe

Ben Koethe is a statistical associate in the Biostatistics, Epidemiology, and Research Design (BERD) Center. He joined Tufts CTSI in August 2017 and provides statistical programming and research support to investigators at Tufts Medical Center and to collaborators at other institutions. Prior to joining Tufts CTSI, he was a research analyst at RTI International in … Continued

Steven C. Vlad

Dr. Vlad is a rheumatologist in the Tufts Division of Rheumatology and an epidemiologist in the Tufts CTSI. He received his MD from the University of Iowa School of Medicine, his rheumatology training at Boston Medical Center, and his PhD in epidemiology from Boston University School of Public Health. His research interests include investigating the … Continued

Hocine Tighiouart

Mr. Tighiouart is a statistical associate in the BERD Center at Tufts CTSI and has a faculty appointment at the Tufts University School of Medicine. He has been a member of the research group since 2000. Mr. Tighiouart provides statistical support for studies investigating associations of risk factors for chronic kidney disease and cardiovascular events. … Continued

Jason Nelson

Mr. Nelson is a statistician in the BERD Center at Tufts CTSI. Since 2007, Mr. Nelson has provided statistical research support and data management to clinical researchers throughout the Tufts Medical Center community as well as to collaborators at other institutions. His primary research interest includes spatial analysis of geographic information. Mr. Nelson received his MPH … Continued

Robin Ruthazer

Ms. Ruthazer is a Senior Statistician in the BERD Center at Tufts CTSI and has a faculty appointment at Tufts University School of Medicine. Ms. Ruthazer has been a statistician in the BRC since 1995 and now coordinates the statistical consulting service offered to clinical investigators at Tufts Medical Center and affiliated hospitals. She is … Continued

Norma Terrin

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 … Continued

Lori Lyn Price

Ms. Price is a statistician in the BERD Center at Tufts CTSI and has a faculty appointment at the Tufts University School of Medicine. Since 2001, She has provided statistical research support to clinical researchers throughout the Tufts Medical Center and Tufts University community, as well as to collaborators at other institutions. She has provided … Continued

Jessica Paulus

Jessica Paulus is an Assistant Professor of Medicine at Tufts University and an Adjunct Assistant Professor of Epidemiology at the Harvard School of Public Health. She graduated with a BS in Molecular and Cellular Biology from Haverford College and a ScD in Epidemiology from Harvard School of Public Health. Her research is focused on understanding sex/gender … Continued

Janis L. Breeze

Ms. Breeze is Associate Director and an Epidemiologist in the BERD Center at Tufts CTSI and Assistant Professor at Tufts University School of Medicine. She provides support to researchers in the design of observational and experimental studies as well as with statistical analysis. She has extensive design and analytic experience in biomedical research, particularly in conducting … Continued