Dr. Jay Herson

Dr. Jay Herson Dr. Jay Hersonis currently serving on the adjunct faculty in Biostatistics at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. His previous positions included Senior Biostatistician at the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center and as president of the contract research organization he founded known as Applied Logic Associates. Under his leadership ALA grew from a solo consultancy to a 50-person full-service CRO with global capabilities. Dr. Herson started the first Data Monitoring Committee (DMC) in the pharmaceutical industry and has Chaired or served on 25 DMCs.


BBA Statistics, The City College, New York

MS Statistics, Rutgers University, New Jersey

PhD. Biostatistics, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore Maryland

Areas of Expertise:


Clinical Trials


Data and Safety Monitoring Committees in Clinical Trials, Chapman and Hall/CRC Press, 2009.


Morton Wollman Medal for Outstanding Achievement in Statistics, The City College, New York, NY, 1964

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Dr. Jay Herson

Independent Data Monitoring Committees in Clinical Trials

Instructor at Statistics.com since December 2009


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