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Ralph B. D'Agostino, Sr., Ph.D. Celebrated for Achievements in Statistics, Education and Clinical Medicine

Dr. D’Agostino continues to make major contributions to his field

WINCHESTER, MA, November 6, 2017, Ralph B. D’Agostino, Sr. has been included in Marquis Who’s Who. As in all Marquis Who’s Who biographical volumes, individuals profiled are selected on the basis of current reference value. Factors such as position, noteworthy accomplishments, visibility, and prominence in a field are all taken into account during the selection process.

Renowned as a mathematician, statistician, educator and consultant, Dr. D’Agostino is a highly sought-after and involved member of his professional community. He currently uses his talents at Boston University, where he serves as a professor of mathematics, statistics, biostatistics and epidemiology, the director of Boston University’s Statistics and Consulting Unit (for over 40 years) Co-Principal Investigator (for over 30 years) for the world famous Framingham Heart Study, and the executive director of the Boston University MA/Ph.D. biostatistics program. Over his time in academia, Dr. D’Agostino has focused his research on subjects like clinical trials, epidemiology, prognostics models, longitudinal analysis, and multivariate analysis. He has also been a leader in developing cardiovascular risk prediction models, which have been used by the NIH and American Heart Association for treatment guidelines.

In addition to his position with Boston University, Dr. D’Agostino has held a wide variety of other roles. Among the top researchers in clinical medicine, he has been a member of the critical care research team at Tufts University since 1990, as well as an adjunct professor with them since 2004, and has been the executive director of data management and biostatistics at Baim Research Institute (formerly, Harvard Clinical Research Institute) since 2002. Further, Dr. D’Agostino is a statistical consultant for the New England Journal of Medicine, the editor of both Statistics in Medicine and the Encyclopedia of Clinical Trials, and is on the editorial board of the journal Trials. He has also published more than 700 professional articles and co-authored 11 books, and has consulted for organizations like the Food and Drug Administration (also he is a Special Government Employee) and the FBI, among many others. As of today, the number of his citations is 176,854 and his h-index is 203 (These data are from Google Scholar for Ralph B. D’Agostino, Sr.). He was ranked 30th out of 2,257 highly cited researchers (h index > 100) according to Google Scholars Citation in 2017.

As a testament to his success, Dr. D’Agostino was honored with inclusion in multiple volumes of Who’s Who in America, Who’s Who in the World, Who’s Who in the East, Who’s Who in Science and Engineering, Who’s Who in Medicine and Healthcare, Who’s Who in American Education, and Who’s Who of Emerging Leaders in America. He was also named one of the most influential researchers in clinical medicine, included among the top 1 percent for citations in clinical medicine, and won the Public Health Association Award for distinguished service and contributions, continuously since 2014. Moreover, Dr. D’Agostino was the recipient of a special citation from the Food and Drug Administration commissioner in 1981 and 1995, and the Metcalf Award for excellence in teaching at Boston University in 1985, as well as a number of other awards, grants and fellowships.

Dr. D’Agostino prepared for his illustrious career by earning a Ph.D. from Harvard University in 1968, and a Master of Arts and a Bachelor of Arts from Boston University in 1964 and 1962, respectively. Additionally, he maintains affiliation with groups such as the American Statistical Association (ASA), American Heart Association (AHA) and the American Public Health Association. He is a fellow in the ASA and AHA.