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photo Andrew D Althouse, PhD

General Internal Medicine

Adjunct Assistant Professor of Medicine

Center for Research on Health Care Data Center (CRHC-DC)

Center for Clinical Trials and Data Coordination (CCDC)

Twitter: @ADAlthousePhD


Education and Training
PhD, Epidemiology, University of Pittsburgh, 2013
MA, Applied Statistics, University of Pittsburgh, 2010
BS, Statistics, Carnegie Mellon University, 2008
Research Interest
Dr. Althouse has been one of the biostatistics faculty appointed within the Center for Research on Health Care since joining the Center for Clinical Trials & Data Coordination in 2018. His principal research interest is the design, conduct, and analysis of randomized controlled trials. He has published over 150 peer-reviewed manuscripts, and presently works as the lead statistician on ten actively enrolling or recently completed randomized controlled trials in medicine across several specialties including palliative care, primary care, nephrology, and cardiology. In addition, Dr. Althouse is Statistical Editor for Circulation: Cardiovascular Interventions and Vice Chair of the American Heart Association Statistics Task Force.
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Selected Publications:
Althouse AD, Below JE, Claggett BL, Cox NJ,, de Lemos JA, Deo RC, Duval S, Hachamovitch R, Kaul S, Keith SW, Secemsky E, Teixeira-Pinto A, Roger VL. Recommendations for Statistical Reporting in Cardiovascular Medicine: A Special Report From the American Heart Association. Circulation. 2021; 144(4): e70-e91.
Althouse AD, Yabes JG, Abebe KZ. Issues in the design and interpretation of small clinical trials. Canadian Journal of Cardiology. 2021; 37(9): 1332-1339.
Althouse AD. Post-Hoc Power: Not Empowering, Just Misleading. Journal of Surgical Research. 2021; 259: A3-A6.
Perrone RD, Abebe KZ, Watnick T, Althouse A, Hallows KR, Lalama CM, Miskulin DC, Seliger SL, Tao C, Harris PC, Bae KT. Primary results of the randomized trial of metformin administration in polycystic kidney disease (TAME PKD). Kidney International. 2021; 100(3): 684-696.
Sigler LE, Althouse AD, Thomas TH, Arnold RM, White D, Smih J, Chu E, Rosenzweig M, Smith KJ, Schenker Y. Effects of an oncology nurse-led, primary palliative care intervention (CONNECT) on illness expectations among patients with advanced cancer. JCO Oncology Practice. 2021; epub ahead of print.
Cohen MG, Althouse AD, Arnold RM, Bulls HW, White D, Chu E, Rosenzweig M, Smith K, Schenker Y. Hope and Advance Care Planning in Advanced Cancer: Is There a Relationship?. Cancer. 2021; epub ahead of print.
Schenker Y, Althouse AD, Rosenzweig M, White DB, Chu E, Smith KJ, Resick JM, Belin S, Park SY, Smith TJ, Bakitas MA, Arnold RM. Effect of an Oncology Nurse-Led Primary Palliative Care Intervention on Patients with Advanced Cancer: The CONNECT Cluster Randomized Clinical Trial. JAMA Internal Medicine. 2021; 181(11): 1451-1460.
Guhl E, Althouse AD, Pusateri AM, Kimani E, Paasche-Orlow M, Bickmore TW, Magnani JW. The Atrial Fibrillation Health Literacy Information Technology Trial: Pilot Trial of a Mobile Health App for Atrial Fibrillation. JMIR Cardiology. 2020; 4(1): e17162.
Resick J, Arnold RM, Sudore RL, Farrell D, Belin S, Althouse AD, Ferrell B, Hammes B, Chu E, White DB, Rak KJ, Schenker Y. Patient-centered and efficacious advance care planning in cancer: Protocol and key design considerations for the PEACe-compare trial. Contemporary Clinical Trials. 2020; 96: 106071.
Lee J, Szeto L, Pasupula DK, Hussain A, Adhikari S, Sharbaugh M, Thoma F, Althouse AD, Fischer G, Lee JS, Saba S. Cluster Randomized Trial Examining the Impact of Automated Best Practice Alert on Rates of Implantable Defibrillator Therapy. Circulation: Cardiovascular Quality & Outcomes. 2019; 12(6): e005024.
Sponsored Research/Activities
Title: Testing the Effectiveness of the Customized Career Development Platform (CCDP): A Cluster Randomized Trial
Role: Co-Investigator
Funding Agency: National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences
Grant Number: R01 TR003094
Start Year: 2020
End Year: 2021
Title: A Multi-Site Trial of Specialist Palliative Care in CF
Role: Co-Investigator
Funding Agency: Emory University / Cystic Fibrosis Foundation
Grant Number: RES A371622
Start Year: 2020
End Year: 2021
Title: Cardiac Resynchronization in the Elderly: Piloting Pacemaker vs. Defibrillator Therapy
Role: Co-Investigator
Funding Agency: National Heart, Lung, & Blood Institute
Grant Number: R34 HL132031
Start Year: 2018
End Year: 2019
Notable Achievements
Statistical Editor, Circulation: Cardiovascular Interventions, 2018-Present
Deputy Statistical Editor, Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, 2018-Present
Editorial Board, Contemporary Clinical Trials, 2020-Present
Ad Hoc Reviewer, Study Section, Exploratory Clinical Trials of Mind and Body Interventions (R34 and U01), National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health, National Institute of Health, 2019-Present
President, American Statistical Association, Pittsburgh Chapter, 2017-2018
Delta Omega National Honor Society, Omicron Chapter, 2016
Best Dissertation Award, Omicron Chapter, Pitt Public Health, 2014
ThinkSwiss Travel Award, Universitat Basel, 2012
Katherine Detre Scholarship, University of Pittsburgh, 2010-2012
Andrew Carnegie Scholarship, Carnegie Mellon University, 2004-2008