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Benjamin C. French, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Biostatistics in Biostatistics and Epidemiology at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Department: Biostatistics and Epidemiology
Graduate Group Affiliations

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Department of Biostatistics and Epidemiology
University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine
204 Blockley Hall
423 Guardian Drive
Philadelphia, PA 19104-6021
Office: 215-573-8545
Fax: 215-573-4865
BA (Mathematics and Norwegian)
St. Olaf College, Northfield, Minnesota, 2001.
MS (Biostatistics)
University of Washington, Seattle, Washington, 2004.
PhD (Biostatistics)
University of Washington, Seattle, Washington, 2008.
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Description of CVI Expertise

CVI Program Unit(s):
Cardiovascular Development / Congenital Heart Disease
Lipid / Atherosclerosis / CAD / ACS / Prevention
Thrombosis / Hemostasis

CVI Research Description:
Benjamin French is an Assistant Professor of Biostatistics. His research interests are focused on analytic methodology for longitudinal data and clustered data. He is particularly interested in applying this methodology to quantify comparative effectiveness, to evaluate the impact of policy interventions, and to estimate volume-outcome associations. Additional research interests include genetic epidemiology, evaluation of predictive accuracy, and design of clinical trials. His collaborative interests are focused on cardiovascular disease epidemiology and health economics.

Selected Publications

Wong CA, Ford CA, French B, Rubin DM: Changes in Young Adult Primary Care under the Affordable Care Act. American Journal of Public Health 2015 (in press).

Goldberg DS, French B, Abt PL, Gilroy R.: Increasing the Number of Organ Transplants in the United States by Optimizing Donor Authorization Rates. American Journal of Transplantation 2015 (in press).

Belley-Côté EP, Whitlock RP, French B, Evaniew N, Kimmel SE: Effects on Bleeding Complications of Pharmacogenetic Testing for Initial Dosing of Vitamin K Antagonists: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis: Comment. Journal of Thrombosis and Haemostasis 2015 (in press).

Chesnokova A, French B, Weibe D, Camenga DR, Yun K: The Association Between Neighborhood-Level Smoking and Individual Smoking Risk: Maternal Smoking Among Latina Women in Pennsylvania. Public Health Reports 2015 (in press).

Halpern SD, French B, Small DS, Saulsgiver K, Harhay MO, Audrain-McGovern J, Loewenstein G, Brennan TA, Asch DA, Volpp KG: Randomized Trial of Four Financial-Incentive Programs for Smoking Cessation. New England Journal of Medicine 372(22): 2108-17, 2015.

Basuray A, French B, Ky B, Vorovich E, Olt C, Sweitzer NK, Cappola TP, Fang JC: Response to Letter Regarding Article, "Heart Failure With Recovered Ejection Fraction: Clinical Description, Biomarkers, and Outcomes". Circulation 131: e344, 2015.

French B, Small DS, Novak J, Saulsgiver KA, Harhay MO, Asch DA, Volpp KG, Halpern S: Preference-Adaptive Randomization in Comparative Effectiveness Studies. Trials 16: 99, 2015.

Kasner SE, Wang L, French B, Messe SR, Horenstein R, Mohler ER, Muldowney JA, Ellenberg JH, Kimmel SE: The Impact of Inpatient Versus Outpatient Initiation on Early Warfarin Dosing. American Journal of Cardiovascular Drugs 15(4): 267-74, 2015.

Finkelman BS, French B, Bershaw L, Kimmel SE: Factors Affecting Time to Maintenance Dose in Patients Initiating Warfarin. Pharmacoepidemiology and Drug Safety 24(3): 228-36, 2015.

Umscheid CA, Betesh J, VanZandbergen C, Hanish A, Tait G, Mikkelsen ME, French B, Fuchs BD: Development, Implementation and Impact of an Automated Early Warning and Response System for Sepsis. Journal of Hospital Medicine 10(1): 26-31, 2015.

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Last updated: 09/18/2015
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