Michael J Pencina, PhD
Adjunct Professor
Boston University School of Public Health
Dept of Biostatistics

MA, Warsaw University
PhD, Boston University



Dr. Michael Pencina is the Duke Clinical Research Institute Director of Biostatistics. He is Professor of Biostatistics & Bioinformatics at Duke and Adjunct Professor in the Department of Biostatistics at Boston University.

As the DCRI 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, Dr. 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 brings a wealth of experience in both clinical trials and observational analyses. He has worked on a number of large clinical trials as well as Framingham Heart Study projects. Dr. Pencina is an expert in cardiovascular disease risk prediction model development and assessment of performance. The novel metrics (net reclassification improvement and integrated discrimination improvement) for the assessment of usefulness of new biomarkers and genetic factors in risk prediction proposed by Dr. Pencina have been incorporated into the reporting guidelines. For the past year, Dr. Pencina has also served as the Associate Editor for Statistics in Medicine. He has authored more than 150 manuscripts that have been published in peer-reviewed journals. Dr. Pencina earned his PhD in Mathematics and Statistics at Boston University.
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  1. Calis KA, Archdeacon P, Bain R, DeMets D, Donohue M, Elzarrad MK, Forrest A, McEachern J, Pencina MJ, Perlmutter J, Lewis RJ. Recommendations for data monitoring committees from the Clinical Trials Transformation Initiative. Clin Trials. 2017 May 01; 1740774517707743. PMID: 28503947.
  2. Pagidipati NJ, Navar AM, Mulder H, Sniderman AD, Peterson ED, Pencina MJ. Comparison of Recommended Eligibility for Primary Prevention Statin Therapy Based on the US Preventive Services Task Force Recommendations vs the ACC/AHA Guidelines. JAMA. 2017 Apr 18; 317(15):1563-1567. PMID: 28418481; DOI: 10.1001/jama.2017.3416;.
  3. Hoffmann U, Ferencik M, Udelson JE, Picard MH, Truong QA, Patel MR, Huang M, Pencina M, Mark DB, Heitner JF, Fordyce CB, Pellikka PA, Tardif JC, Budoff M, Nahhas G, Chow B, Kosinski AS, Lee KL, Douglas PS. Prognostic Value of Noninvasive Cardiovascular Testing in Patients With Stable Chest Pain: Insights From the PROMISE Trial (Prospective Multicenter Imaging Study for Evaluation of Chest Pain). Circulation. 2017 Jun 13; 135(24):2320-2332. PMID: 28389572; DOI: 10.1161/CIRCULATIONAHA.116.024360;.
  4. Spratt SE, Pereira K, Granger BB, Batch BC, Phelan M, Pencina M, Miranda ML, Boulware E, Lucas JE, Nelson CL, Neely B, Goldstein BA, Barth P, Richesson RL, Riley IL, Corsino L, McPeek Hinz ER, Rusincovitch S, Green J, Barton AB, Kelley C, Hyland K, Tang M, Elliott A, Ruel E, Clark A, Mabrey M, Morrissey KL, Rao J, Hong B, Pierre-Louis M, Kelly K, Jelesoff N. Assessing electronic health record phenotypes against gold-standard diagnostic criteria for diabetes mellitus. J Am Med Inform Assoc. 2017 Apr 01; 24(e1):e121-e128. PMID: 27616701; DOI: 10.1093/jamia/ocw123;.
  5. Xian Y, O'Brien EC, Liang L, Xu H, Schwamm LH, Fonarow GC, Bhatt DL, Smith EE, Olson DM, Maisch L, Hannah D, Lindholm B, Lytle BL, Pencina MJ, Hernandez AF, Peterson ED. Association of Preceding Antithrombotic Treatment With Acute Ischemic Stroke Severity and In-Hospital Outcomes Among Patients With Atrial Fibrillation. JAMA. 2017 03 14; 317(10):1057-1067. PMID: 28291892; DOI: 10.1001/jama.2017.1371;.
  6. Kopec G, Waligóra M, Tyrka A, Jonas K, Pencina MJ, Zdrojewski T, Moertl D, Stokwiszewski J, Zagozdzon P, Podolec P. Low-density lipoprotein cholesterol and survival in pulmonary arterial hypertension. Sci Rep. 2017 Feb 15; 7:41650. PMID: 28198422; DOI: 10.1038/srep41650;.
  7. Fleming TR, DeMets DL, Roe MT, Wittes J, Calis KA, Vora AN, Meisel A, Bain RP, Konstam MA, Pencina MJ, Gordon DJ, Mahaffey KW, Hennekens CH, Neaton JD, Pearson GD, Andersson TL, Pfeffer MA, Ellenberg SS. Data monitoring committees: Promoting best practices to address emerging challenges. Clin Trials. 2017 Apr; 14(2):115-123. PMID: 28359194; DOI: 10.1177/1740774516688915;.
  8. Fleming TR, DeMets DL, Roe MT, Wittes J, Calis KA, Vora AN, Meisel A, Bain RP, Konstam MA, Pencina MJ, Gordon DJ, Mahaffey KW, Hennekens CH, Neaton JD, Pearson GD, Andersson TL, Pfeffer MA, Ellenberg SS. Rejoinder. Clin Trials. 2017 Apr; 14(2):126-127. PMID: 28135837; DOI: 10.1177/1740774516688917;.
  9. Li J, Feng Q, Fine JP, Pencina MJ, Van Calster B. Nonparametric estimation and inference for polytomous discrimination index. Stat Methods Med Res. 2017 Jan 01; 962280217692830. PMID: 28178877; DOI: 10.1177/0962280217692830;.
  10. Stolker JM, Cohen DJ, Kennedy KF, Pencina MJ, Arnold SV, Kleiman NS, Spertus JA. Combining clinical and angiographic variables for estimating risk of target lesion revascularization after drug eluting stent placement. Cardiovasc Revasc Med. 2017 Apr - May; 18(3):169-176. PMID: 28041858; DOI: 10.1016/j.carrev.2016.12.014;.
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Bar chart showing 300 publications over 14 distinct years, with a maximum of 35 publications in 2013

YearPublications
20042
20058
20067
200713
200824
200916
201026
201131
201230
201335
201434
201531
201634
20179
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