Joseph J. Locascio, PhD

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Assistant Investigator

Assistant Professor of Neurology


Joseph J. Locascio, Ph.D. has had a research appointment as a Senior Biostatistician for the Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center and Memory/Movement Disorders Units, Department of Neurology at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH), Boston, since 1992. He is an Assistant Professor of Neurology at Harvard Medical School as well as a Collaborating Statistician in the Neurology Dept. at Brigham and Women’s Hospital. He is a Consulting Statistician for the Harvard Catalyst Bio-Statistical Consulting Group of Harvard Medical School, and a member of the Statistical Advisory Boards for the journals PLOS One (Public Library of Science) and Lancet-Neurology.

Previously, Dr. Locascio had a dual appointment as research statistician in the Department of Brain and Cognitive Sciences at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) from 1992 to 2009 where he also taught formal data analysis courses for four years. He has also taught statistics at Northwestern University (1982) and worked as a statistician in psychiatric research at the University of Chicago (1983-1985) and Bellevue Hospital/New York University Medical Center (1989-1991), and was Research Coordinator for the Mental Health Division of the Chicago Dept. of Health (1976-1979).  He has over 100 publications in medical and scientific journals, magazines, and books.