Frederick Mosteller Professor of Biostatistics, Harvard School of Public Health
James Ware is the Frederick Mosteller Professor of Biostatistics at the Harvard School of Public Health. His research interests focus on methods for the analysis of longitudinal and environmental data, and on the application of biostatistics to environmental epidemiology and clinical research. He has developed statistical methods for the design and analysis of longitudinal studies, with application to studies of the health effects of air pollutants. That research led to new methodology for the analysis of longitudinal data, and to many publications on the health effects of air pollutants, including particulate air pollution, nitrogen dioxide, and sidestream cigarette smoke. This work also stimulated research on errors of measurement and their effects on the design and analysis of studies. With colleagues Nan Laird and Garrett Fitzmaurice, Dr. Ware recently completed a book on methods for analysis of longitudinal data. Professor Ware has substantial experience in the design and analysis of clinical trials, with a focus on interventions for heart disease. He is a statistical consultant to the New England Journal of Medicine, teaches courses on clinical trials and longitudinal analysis, and writes occasional papers on statistical issues in clinical research. Since 1990, Professor Ware has served as Dean for Academic Affairs at the Harvard School of Public Health.