Isabel Allen, PhD, MA

Professor of Biostatistics & Epidemiology

We need to use well designed clinical and translational medicine trials combined with real world evidence to examine how well new therapies and technologies are working.

Current Work

Isabel is a Professor of Biostatistics and Epidemiology at UCSF and Professor Emeritus of Statistics and Entrepreneurship at Babson College. She serves on the board and advises several non-profit, analytic and biotechnology companies. She is a fellow of the American Statistical Association and has published widely.

Personal Hero

My father

Words of Strength

Making sense of data

Vision

Isabel believes we need to use well designed clinical and translational medicine trials combined with real world evidence to examine both new therapies and technologies and how they are working.

Strategy

Isabel's expertise in biostatistics helps other researchers combine imaging, clinical, neurological and longitudinal data to examine the whole patient and the whole set of issues faced in cognitive impairment.

Motivation

Isabel is mentoring and working with Atlantic Fellows and GBHI faculty to move their research in new directions in evaluating dementia. She is especially interested in diversity and inequities in healthcare for dementia care.

Education & Experience

Isabel received her PhD in Statistics from Cornell University in Ithaca, New York, USA. She is Professor of Epidemiology and Biostatistics at the University of California, San Francisco after teaching and doing research at the University of Pennsylvania & Harvard University. She also founded several biotechnology companies and consults with start-ups in science in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Cornell University
Statistics
PhD

Awards & Honors

2020
Peabody Foundation
American Headache Society
2019
Award for Investigative Journalism
Online Learning Consortium
2019
Harold G Wolff Award
UCSF
2018
 Research Fellow CTSI
UCSF
2016
Most Impactful Research CTSI
Society of Emergency Medicine
2016
Consultant of the Year
Skidmore College
2015
Annual Best Paper Award
UCSF
2014
Alumnae Award of Distinction CTSI
Alfred P. Sloan Foundation
2013
Consultant of the Year
2010
Director's Award for Research American Society for Quality
2009 - 2010
Best Paper in Quality Progress American Statistical Association
2009
Best Poster Award Babson College
2007 - 2008
Excellence in Research Award Council of Military Educators
2004
Keynote Speaker American Statistical Association