Professor Dukes has been a member of the Boston University community since 1982 and an Research Associate Professor of Biostatistics at SPH since 2018. After earning her bachelors, masters, and doctoral degrees in mathematics/statistics, Professor Dukes held positions as a statistical analyst, data manager and statistical programmer at Boston Medical Center, Quintiles, New England Research Institute, and New England Medical Center. Building on these experiences, she founded DM-STAT, a full-service contract research organization serving government-, academic-, foundation-, and industry-sponsored programs, projects and contracts.
Professor Dukes served as President and CEO of DM-STAT for 21 years. In these roles, she was responsible for all aspects of making the business successful: business development, operations, financial and personnel management, and setting and achieving strategic goals. Additionally, she has extensive experience serving as lead biostatistician for projects with an array of study designs, including randomized clinical trials (Phase I-IV, device, behavioral), prospective longitudinal cohort, opportunistic, observational, surveillance, and retrospective studies and clinical evaluations.