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Marshall Joffe

Dr. Joffe has been widely recognized as a leader in statistical science among his peers nationally and internationally. In particular, he has earned international recognition for his methodological work in causal inference.  His work in this area has involved several complementary components, including statistical method development and conceptual development.


Dr. Joffe’s methodological work and expertise have also been crucial in the proper and imaginative execution of many collaborative and applied research projects, clearly showing the impact of his methodological work on clinical research, especially in nephrology. In addition, his leadership of both formal and informal training in causal inference at Penn fueled the University’s reputation as an internationally-known center of causal research. 


His work has appeared in the leading journals of statistics and epidemiology, including Biometrics, Journal of the American Statistical Association, Journal of the Royal Statistical SocietySeries B, Annals of Statistics, Biostatistics, Statistics in Medicine, Epidemiology, and American Journal of Epidemiology.  Dr. Joffe’s international reputation has also been reflected in his appointments to the editorial boards of top journals in biostatistics and epidemiology, his charter membership in a permanent NIH study section, and his selection in 2009 as a Fellow of the American Statistical Association.

Dr. Joffe received his MD from the University of Maryland, his MPH from Harvard, and his PhD in Epidemiology from UCLA. After a postdoctoral fellowship in Biostatistics at Harvard, he joined the Perelman School of Medicine’s Department of Biostatistics & Epidemiology in 1996.