Patrick Heagerty

Patrick Heagerty
Professor , Biostatistics
UW Location
Magnuson Health Sciences Center - F Wing

Magnuson Health Sciences Center - F Wing
1959 NE Pacific Street
Seattle, WA 98105
United States


Dr. Patrick Heagerty is Professor and former Chair of the Department of Biostatistics at the University of Washington.  He received a PhD from the Johns Hopkins University, and a BS from Cornell University. He has extensive experience as an educator, independent and collaborative scientist, and administrator.  Dr. Heagerty has developed fundamental methods for longitudinal studies with a focus on prognostic model evaluation and structural longitudinal models, and he has detailed rigorous methods for the design, analysis, and interpretation of cluster-randomized trials conducted within health care delivery systems. Dr. Heagerty has co-authored two leading texts (Analysis of Longitudinal Data, Oxford 2002; Biostatistics: A Methodology for the Health Sciences, Wiley 2004).  Dr. Heagerty is an elected Fellow of the American Statistical Association and has twice been honored by professional societies for specific research contributions (in 2000 as the Snedecor Award winner; and in 2005 by the International Biometrics Society for the best paper published in the society’s flagship journal, Biometrics). Dr. Heagerty directs the Center for Biomedical Statistics (CBS), a core partially funded by the NIH Clinical and Translational Science Award (CTSA) with responsibility for coordination of biostatistical collaboration in Seattle and the greater Northwest region (Wyoming, Alaska, Idaho, Montana).  The CBS houses the data coordinating centers for several U01 and R01 funded projects including GARNET (Genomics and Randomized Trials), BOLD (Backpain Outcomes using Longitudinal Data), UH3 funded pragmatic trials including LIRE (Lumbar Imaging Reporting with Epidemiology), and PCORI funded trials evaluating surgical interventions and psychiatric treatment strategies.  The CBS has previously conducted high-impact multi-site randomized trials including INVEST (Investigational Vertebroplasty Safety and Efficacy Trial, NEJM 2009), the Carpal Tunnel Surgical Trial (Lancet 2009), and LESS (Lumbar Epidural Steroid Injections for Spinal Stenosis, NEJM 2014).  Dr. Heagerty is the Director of the Biostatistics and Research Design Core for the NIH Health Care Systems Research Collaboratory, for the NIH Mental Health Research Network, and a member of the Executive Committee for the FDA Sentinel Innovation Center. Dr. Heagerty is also a licensed teacher (NY State: Mathematics, Biology, and Chemistry) and has taught from middle school to graduate school (UW SPH Outstanding Teacher Award, 2009).

Johns Hopkins University
State University of New York (Albany)
Cornell University
Faculty Interests
Correlated Data
Statistical Computing