Ofer Harel
Ofer Harel
Associate Dean for Research and Graduate Affairs, Professor of Statistics
Elected to the Academy in 2022


University of Haifa (Israel), 1997, BA Statistics and Economics; Pennsylvania State University, 2003, PhD, Statistics

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Developed methodological expertise in the areas of missing data techniques, diagnostic tests, longitudinal studies, Bayesian methods, mixture models, latent class analysis, and statistical consulting; Collaborates with researchers across many research fields including Alzheimer’s, diabetes, cancer, nutrition, HIV/AIDS, health disparities, anti-racism, and alcohol and drug abuse prevention.


For significant contributions to Methodology and Applied Statistics, specifically in the areas of biostatistics, design of experiment, and missing data techniques highly related to survey methodology.