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Paul S. Albert, Ph.D.

Branch Chief and Senior Investigator

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Paul S. Albert, Ph.D.

Paul S. Albert, Ph.D.

Organization:National Cancer Institute
Division of Cancer Epidemiology and Genetics, Biostatistics Branch
Address:9609 Medical Center Drive
Room 7E-146


Dr. Paul Albert was appointed senior investigator and chief of the Biostatistics Branch in 2016. Prior to joining the Division, Dr. Albert was senior investigator and chief of Biostatistics and Bioinformatics Branch in the Division of Epidemiology, Statistics, and Prevention in the  Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development. He came to the NIH in 1998, first as a staff fellow in the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke in the Biometry and Field Studies Branch, later as a mathematical statistician in the National Heart Lung and Blood Institute, and the Division of Cancer Treatment and Diagnosis. Dr. Albert received his Ph.D. in biostatistics from the Johns Hopkins University.

Research Interests

Dr. Albert's research interests primarily focus on complex modeling of correlated outcomes in biomedical sciences, including the analysis of longitudinal data, diagnostic testing, and data from biomarker studies.

He also develops new methodological techniques for predicting future disease progression or poor outcomes from longitudinally collected biomarkers, including Markov modeling techniques (Hidden Markov) for recurrent events with misclassification.