Dr. Jesse Berlin, SD '88 will be presented with the Lagakos Distinguished Alumni Award, and will deliver a lecture on "Perspectives of a recovering academic biostatistician: transitions and lessons learned about statistics and beyond" on October 31st, preceding the kickoff of the 2013 HSPH Alumni Weekend and the Annual Meeting of the APHA in Boston.
Dr. Berlin did his dissertation research under the direction of Dr. Colin Begg and received his ScD from the Department in 1988. He joined the faculty of the University of Pennsylvania in 1989, later became the Director of Biostatistics for the University of Pennsylvania Cancer Center, and then became Faculty Director of the Biostatistics and Epidemiology Consulting Center. In 2004, he took the position of Senior Director of Statistical Science at Johnson and Johnson Pharmaceuticals, and is currently the Vice President of Epidemiology at Janssen Research & Development, LLC. Dr. Berlin is a Fellow of the ASA (2004). The Lagakos Distinguished Alum award is being given in recognition of Dr. Berlin's achievements in education, scientific collaboration, and statistical methodology as well as his leadership in the pharmaceutical industry.