Dean Follmann, Ph.D.

Chief, Biostatistics Research Branch

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Dean Follmann, Ph.D.

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Dean Follmann earned degrees in Mathematics from Elgin Community College and Northern Illinois University and graduated from Carnegie Mellon University with a Ph.D. in Statistics in 1985.  Prior to founding the Biostatistics Research Branch in 2002 he worked at the Center for Naval Analyses and the National Heart Lung and Blood Institute. He has authored or co-authored more than 250 peer-reviewed research articles and received numerous awards, including the Department of Health and Human Services Secretary’s Award for Distinguished Service, the Best Paper in Biometrics 2009, and is an elected Fellow of the American Statistical Association. He serves on committees and advisory boards for the US Food and Drug Administration, the National Institutes of Health, philanthropic organizations, and academic departments. Current research interests focus on statistical methods related to vaccinology.  


Development of novel statistical methodology based on applied problems.

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