Paul J. Christos, Dr.P.H., M.S., Associate Research Professor of Healthcare Policy and Research, received his Doctorate in Public Health (Dr.P.H.) in Epidemiology from the New York Medical College School of Public Health in 2009. In 1995, he received his Masters (M.S.) in Biostatistics and Masters (M.P.H.) in Epidemiology also from the New York Medical College School of Public Health. Prior to joining Weill Cornell Medical College in January 2000, Dr. Christos worked as a biostatistician and epidemiologist at Strang Cancer Prevention Center, and later as a biostatistician in the Dermatology Service at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center. During this time he also served as an adjunct faculty member in the Department of Public Health, Weill Medical College, and in the Department of Health Quantitative Sciences, New York Medical College, where he taught introductory epidemiology and biostatistics to medical students and graduate students.
Dr. Christos is the Director of the Research Design and Biostatistics Core (RDBC) of the Weill Cornell Clinical and Translational Science Center (CTSC). In this role, he directs the administrative structure of the RDBC, in additional to his ongoing CTSC responsibilities of developing, organizing, evaluating, and teaching courses, mentoring junior investigators in writing protocols and proposals, reviewing protocols, developing new statistical methods applicable to translational science, providing analysis of data for projects through the RDBC, and participating in the national Biostatistics, Epidemiology, and Research Design (BERD) consortium. He is also the lead biostatistician of two Clinical Study Evaluation Committees (CSEC) of the Weill Cornell Joint Clinical Trials Office, as well as the lead biostatistician on the Adult and Pediatric Translational Research Advisory Committees of the CTSC.
Dr. Christos is also the Director of the Biostatistics and Epidemiology Consulting Service, based in the Division of Biostatistics and Epidemiology. In this position he manages and assigns divisional biostatisticians to Core consultation projects and provides support for numerous short-term and long-term projects that require data analysis, statistical writing for grants, and manuscript writing and submission. He has collaborated with nearly all of the academic departments at Weill Medical College, providing statistical analyses, sample size/power calculations, assistance with the design of studies, and assistance with manuscript preparation and submission. As a result of these consultations and collaborations, Dr. Christos has coauthored numerous publications (specifically with a strong focus in cancer research).
He also dedicates a significant portion of his time to teaching at Weill Medical College, New York-Presbyterian Hospital, and a number of our affiliated institutions. His teaching responsibilities include instruction in epidemiological and biostatistical methods to faculty, residents, fellows, and medical students. In 2001, Dr. Christos was awarded an Award for Teaching Excellence for his outstanding efforts in teaching epidemiology and biostatistics in the medical school curriculum.