Kevin Anstrom

Kevin Anstrom

Kevin Anstrom, PhD

Director, Data Solutions for Clinical Trials
Associate Director, Biostatistics, DCRI
Associate Professor of Biostatistics and Bioinformatics, Duke



Kevin J. Anstrom, Ph.D., is the Associate Director of Biostatistics at the Duke Clinical Research Institute and an Associate Professor in the Department of Biostatistics and Bioinformatics at Duke University. Key research interests include clinical trials, comparative effectiveness analysis, health economics, and medical informatics.

Employed by the DCRI since 1997, Dr. Anstrom was initially a statistician within the Outcomes Group. After joining the faculty, his interests shifted primarily to applications within clinical trials. Now much of Dr. Anstrom’s work is as a Principal Investigator (PI) of coordinating centers with a focus on study design and operational efficiency.

Currently, Dr. Anstrom is co-PI of the Heart Failure Network Data Coordinating Center. Dr. Anstrom is the Principal Investigator of the Data Coordinating Center for TACT-2 and GUIDE-IT.  From 2005-2014, he was the PI of the Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis Research Network (IPFnet) data coordinating center. IPFnet was an NHLBI funded network of 26 U.S. clinical sites designed to conduct numerous clinical trials. The results of the IPFnet and Heart Failure Network clinical trials have influenced the standard of care for patients with these diseases.

Dr. Anstrom has a bachelor’s degree in Statistics and Biometry from Cornell University, a master’s in Biostatistics from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and a Ph.D. in Statistics from North Carolina State University. Dr. Anstrom is the author of more than 200 publications with a focus on clinical trials, propensity score methods, outcomes studies, and economic and quality-of-life studies.

Education and Training

  • Cornell University, B.S. 1992
  • University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, M.S. 1994
  • North Carolina State University, Ph.D. 2002
  • University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Research Assistant, Biostatistics
  • University of Washington, Data Analyst, Neurosurgery
  • Duke University, Statistician, Duke Clinical Research Institute


“The DCRI’s strong history in biostatistics allows our small group of researchers to have a big impact on the quality of people's lives.  The DCRI provides tremendous opportunities for statisticians and data analysts.”