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Thomas Travison, Ph.D.

Director of Biostatistics and Data Sciences, Co-Director of the Interventional Studies in Aging Center, Senior Scientist, Hinda and Arthur Marcus Institute for Aging Research
Associate Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center

Dr. Travison is a biostatistician and clinical trialist whose work focuses on the epidemiology and treatment of illnesses of aging. His recent work has been particularly focused on strategies for the development and testing of multimodal interventions for complex illnesses that disproportionately affect older adults, such as mobility disability and frailty, and on the endocrinology of aging. He has served as investigator and/or lead statistician on multiple large longitudinal studies in aging, including the Massachusetts Male Aging Study and the Boston Area Community Health / Bone investigation. He is an investigator on numerous clinical trials of nutritional, exercise and hormonal interventions in older populations at risk of loss of physical and cognitive functioning. Dr. Travison’s methodologic work likewise focuses on methods for the study of complex outcomes, and on innovations in graphical data display.

Dr. Travison is the director of the Hinda and Arthur Marcus Institute for Aging Research's Biostatistics and Data Sciences and its Program on Clinical Trials, and is Core Leader and Director of the Biostatistical Design and Analysis Core of the Boston Pepper Older Americans Independence Center. At the Marcus Institute’s Aging Brain Center, he directs the data management and statistical core of the SAGES project. His educational activities focus on the teaching of biostatistics and statistical computing to data scientists and biomedical professionals, and he has formally and informally mentored numerous statisticians, clinical fellows, data analysts and project and data managers.

Selected Publications