Andrea S. Foulkes, ScD

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Director, MGH Biostatistics

Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School

Professor, Department of Biostatistics, Harvard TH Chan School of Public Health


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Andrea S. Foulkes is Director of Biostatistics at Massachusetts General Hospital, Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School and Professor, Department of Biostatistics, Harvard TH Chan School of Public Health. Under her leadership, MGH Biostatistics faculty and staff serve as lead statisticians on over 170 NIH sponsored research projects across 28 MGH divisions and departments and contribute to $489 million in research funding.  

Dr. Foulkes has a 20-year active research program in statistical methods for precision medicine using high-dimensional molecular and cellular level data to inform clinical risk factors for complex disease phenotypes at the intersection of infectious disease and cardiovascular disease. Her statistical methods research is motivated and grounded in HIV/AIDS, cardiometabolic disease, inflammation and SARS-CoV-2/COVID-19 research. As PI on multiple NIH-funded awards, she is leading efforts to develop and evaluate principled statistical methods for interrogating the mechanistic underpinnings of complex diseases. 

Dr. Foulkes earned a ScD in Biostatistics from Harvard University and a BA in Mathematics from Brown University.