Howard Alper & Robert Brackbill

Prior to entering Biostatistics, Howard Alper obtained a Ph.D. in Computational Chemistry, and performed simulation research on biochemical systems for 12 years.After obtaining his M.S. in Biostatistics, he joined the New York City Department of Health.Currently he serves as the statistician for the World trade Center Health Registry, where he applies statistical methods to elucidate the health effects of the 9/11 attacks.

Robert Brackbill is the Director of Research for the World Trade Center Health Registry, which is located in the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene. He is also the founding Principal Investigator for the Registry for which enrollment was completed in November, 2004. The Registry has been an important source of information on the health impact of the 9/11 disaster with over 90 scientific publications to date.Dr. Brackbill has a PhD in Experimental Psychology and an MPH in Epidemiology.

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