Frank Harrell

Frank Harrell

Professor of Biostatistics

Vanderbilt University

Frank Harrell is a Professor of Biostatistics in the School of Medicine at Vanderbilt Unversity. His research interests include statistical modeling, predictive models and model validation, Bayesian statistics, Bayesian clinical trial design, clinical trial design, analysis, and reporting, statistical computing, statistical graphics, reproducible research, drug development, medical decision making and diagnostic research, health services research, cardiology, COVID-19 therapeutic clinical trial design, and teaching.


  • Statistical modeling
  • Bayesian statistics and study design
  • Predictive modeling and model validation
  • Biomedical research
  • Medical decision making
  • Medical diagnostic research
  • Statistical computing, graphics, and reproducible research methods
  • Cardiology
  • Clinical trial design, analysis, and reporting
  • COVID-19 therapeutic clinical trials
  • Health services research
  • Drug development


  • PhD in Biostatistics, 1979

    University of North Carolina

  • BS in Mathematics, 1973

    University of Alabama in Birmingham