Michael Pencina

Michael Pencina

Michael J. Pencina, PhD

Director of Biostatistics
DCRI Faculty Associate Director
Professor of Biostatistics and Informatics




As the Director of Biostatistics, Dr. Pencina serves as a key institutional leader overseeing the strategic and operational direction of our biostatistics talent and resources at the DCRI. In this role, Pencina guides a strategic vision to meet the needs of DCRI investigators by developing necessary infrastructure while also partnering with the Biostatistics & Bioinformatics Department to assure that the DCRI’s objectives and services are well understood and supported.

Prior to joining the DCRI in 2013, Dr. Pencina served as an associate professor in the Department of Biostatistics at Boston University and as Director of Statistical Consulting at the Harvard Clinical Research Institute. He has a wealth of experience in both clinical trials and observational analyses, and has worked on a number of large clinical trials including the Framingham Heart Study projects. Pencina also serves as the Associate Editor for Statistics in Medicine. He has authored more than 150 manuscripts published in peer-reviewed journals. Pencina earned his PhD in Mathematics and Statistics at Boston University.