Julian Wolfson, PhD

Julian Wolfson, PhD

Assistant Professor of Biostatistics, School of Public Health
"Big data are often messy data, but given the rate at which data are flowing in, it’s often impractical to "clean" it prior to analysis. We need new statistical tools that are designed to work with the data we have, not the data we wish we had."

Julian Wolfson, PhD, is an assistant professor of Biostatistics at the School of Public Health. His main interest is in developing tools to extract meaning from large, messy datasets across a variety of domains including infectious disease, health care systems, and smartphone sensor technology. Dr. Wolfson is available for comment on anything related to statistics, big data, clinical trials, electronic health record data, and how people are collecting and using smartphone data to understand behavior and improve health.