SHARON-LISE T. NORMAND
Department of Health Care Policy, Harvard Medical School
Department of Biostatistics, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health
Sharon-Lise Normand, Ph.D., is S. James Adelstein Professor of Health Care Policy (Biostatistics) in the Department of Health Care Policy at Harvard Medical School and Professor in the Department of Biostatistics at Harvard School of Public Health. Her research focuses on the development of statistical methods for health services and outcomes research, including the evaluation of medical devices, causal inference, provider profiling, evidence synthesis, item response theory, and latent variables analyses. Her application areas include cardiovascular disease, severe mental illness, medical device safety and effectiveness, and medical technology diffusion. Dr. Normand is Director of the Medical Device Epidemiology Network’s Methodology Center, and was Director of the Massachusetts Data Analysis Center (2002-2017). She was a consultant to and served on the US FDA’s Circulatory System Devices Advisory Panel, and served on the Medicare Evidence Development and Coverage Advisory Committee for the US Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. Dr. Normand was the 2010 President of the Eastern North American Region of the International Biometrics Society and inaugural Vice Chair of the Patient Centered Outcomes Research Institute’s Methodology Committee (2010-2012). She earned her Ph.D. in Biostatistics, M.Sc. and B.Sc. in Statistics, and completed a post-doctoral fellowship in Health Care Policy. In 2011, Dr. Normand was awarded the ASA Health Policy Statistics Section’s Long Term Excellence Award; in 2012, the American Heart Association’s Distinguished Scientist Award; in 2013, elected to the Society for Research Synthesis Methodology; in 2015, awarded the L. Adrienne Cupples’ Award for Excellence in Teaching, Research, and Service in Biostatistics from Boston University; in 2017 was awarded the American Heart Association Council on Quality of Care and Outcomes Research Outstanding Lifetime Achievement Award; and in 2018 was awarded Mosteller Statistician of the Year by the American Statistical Association Boston Chapter.