Ofer Harel, Ph.D.

Ofer Harel, Ph.D. is the Dean of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences and a professor in the Department of Statistics.  Dr. Harel was the Interim Dean of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences 2023-2024; the Associate Dean for Research and Graduate Affairs in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences 2021-2023; the Director of Graduate Admissions at the Department of Statistics 2016-2021 and was a principal Investigator in the Institute for Collaboration on Health, Intervention, and Policy (InCHIP) at the University of Connecticut 2010-2016. Dr. Harel received his doctorate in statistics in 2003 from the Department of Statistics at the Pennsylvania State University; where he developed his methodological expertise in the areas of missing data techniques, diagnostic tests, longitudinal studies, Bayesian methods, sampling techniques, mixture models, latent class analysis, and statistical consulting. Dr. Harel received his post-doctoral training at the University of Washington, Department of Biostatistics, where he worked for the Health Services Research & Development (HSR&D) Center of Excellence, VA Puget Sound Healthcare System, and the National Alzheimer’s Coordinating Center (NACC). Dr. Harel has served as a biostatistical consultant nationally and internationally since 1997. Through his collaborative consulting, Dr. Harel has been involved with a variety of research fields including, but not limited to Alzheimer’s, diabetes, cancer, nutrition, HIV/AIDS, health disparities, anti-racism, and alcohol and drug abuse prevention. Dr. Harel is a member of the National Academy of Science, Engineering and Medicine’s Committee on Applied and Theoretical Statistics. Dr. Harel was a member of the (now restructured) Biostatistical Methods and Research Design (BMRD) Study Section at the National Institute of Health and was appointed to the Bureau of Labor Statistics Technical Advisory Committee (BLSTAC) at the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics among many national elected and appointed positions.


Special offer for the book “Strategies for Data Analysis with Two Types of Missing Values From Theory to Application” can be found here.


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