Professor and Founding Chair in the Department of Biostatistics and Bioinformatics, and Director of the Biostatistics Center
School: Milken Institute School of Public Health
Department: Biostatistics and Bioinformatics
Dr. Scott Evans is a Professor and Founding Chair of the Department of Biostatistics & Bioinformatics.
Professor Evans is the Director of The Biostatistics Center, a research center with 50 years of experience in the leadership in practice-changing clinical trials and clinical trial methodology research, where he oversees more than 120 research staff and faculty, and $40-$60 million in annual research funding.
Professor Evans has more than 20 years of experience in the leadership of coordinating centers for large NIH-funded collaborative clinical research initiatives. He is the: Director of the Statistical and Data Management Center for the Antibacterial Resistance Leadership Group (ARLG) funded by NIAID/NIH; the PI of the Coordinating Center for the Exercise and Nutrition Interventions to Improve Cancer Treatment-Related Outcomes (ENICTO) in Cancer Survivors Consortium funded by the NCI/NIH, and the co-PI of the Data Coordinating Center of the Clamp OR Delay among neonates with Congenital Heart Disease (CORD-CHD) clinical trial funded by the NHLBI/NIH. He is the author of more than 200 peer-reviewed publications and three books on clinical trials including Fundamentals for New Clinical Trialists.
Professor Evans is the Co-Chair of the Benefit-Risk Balance for Medicinal Products Working Group of the Council for International Organizations of Medical Sciences (CIOMS); Editor of a mini-Series on DSMBs for the NEJM Evidence; a member of an FDA Advisory Committee; and the President-elect of the Society for Clinical Trials (SCT). He was a member of the Presidential Task Force on P-values and Statistical Significance of the ASA.
Professor Evans is a recipient of the Mosteller Statistician Award, the Zackin Distinguished Collaborative Statistician Award, the Founders Award from the American Statistical Association (ASA), the Distinguished Achievement Award from the Teaching Statistics in the Health Sciences Section (ASA), an elected member of the International Statistical Institute (ISI), and is a Fellow of the ASA, SCT, and the Infectious Disease Society of America (IDSA).