Howard Andrews, PhD

Associate Professor Neurobiology (in Biostatistics, Psychiatry, and in the Gertrude H. Sergievsky Center) at the Columbia University Irving Medical Center


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Howard Andrews, PhD is Director of the Data Coordinating Center (DCC) at Columbia University and the New York State Psychiatric Institute (NYSPI).  The DCC provides comprehensive data management, statistical and project coordination services for many funded research projects on the Columbia Medical Center campus. Dr. Andrews, whose PhD is in biopsychology, with a more recent master’s degree in biostatistics, has expertise in research design, biostatistical methods, web-based data management systems, longitudinal studies, evaluation research, and the processing and analysis of large data sets. He is currently, or has been previously, head of the data management and statistics cores of major projects and research centers, including the Columbia Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center, the Columbia Center for Children’s Environmental Health, and Columbia’s Specialized Programs of Translational Research in Acute Stroke; he is co-director of the data management and statistics cores of the Clinic for Mood and Personality Disorders and of the HIV Center for Clinical and Behavioral Studies and at NYSPI.  Dr. Andrews has been involved in the design and implementation of many large-scale randomized clinical trials, including evaluations of medical and behavioral treatments to improve the lives of individuals with Alzheimer’s disease, mild cognitive impairment, stroke, neurocysticercosis, ALS, complicated grief, Down syndrome, premature birth, traumatic brain injury and serious mental illness.  Dr. Andrews is an author or co-author of more than 200 peer-reviewed publications.