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Mary Foulkes, Ph.D.
Email: mfoulkes@bsc.gwu.edu
Phone: 301-881-9260
Mary A. Foulkes, Ph.D., Research Professor, Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, and Department of Health Policy, re-joined The Biostatistics Center in 2007 after a 22 year absence. She is the Co-Principal Investigator of the Data Coordinating Center of the Lung HIV Microbiome Project (LHMP). She also serves as Senior Statistician for the Diabetes Prevention Program Outcomes Study (DPPOS), and for the Randomized Trial To Study Tamsulosin For Urolithiasis In The Emergency Department (STONE).

Under the Fulbright Specialist program in Global Health, Dr. Foulkes recently visited both the University of Aberdeen and the University of Glasgow. She has served as a Visiting Scientist at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Office of Research on Women. She was formerly the Director of the Office of Biostatistics and Epidemiology, Center for Biologics Evaluation and Research, U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). She headed the internal FDA working group that developed the Data Monitoring Committees guidance document, published in 2006 in the Federal Register. She twice received the NIH Director's Award, in 1996 in recognition of her work in advancing HIV therapeutic trials and in 1992 for statistical methods applied to outcome studies in stroke and traumatic head injury. Dr. Foulkes received her Ph.D. in biostatistics from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Dr. Foulkes has published over 100 peer-reviewed articles or chapters in both the statistical and medical literature on topics such as clinical trial design, analysis of longitudinal data, and data monitoring committees. She was an Associate Editor for the Journal of the American Statistical Association (JASA) and currently serves on the editorial board of the Journal of the National Cancer Institute (JNCI), and the BMC Journal of Feasibility and Pilot Studies. She is also a Faculty Associate with the Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health Department of Biostatistics, and an Instructor for the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine Department of Medical Statistics in the MSc in Clinical Trials Programme.

In a variety of positions in academia, private industry and government, Dr. Foulkes has collaborated on numerous randomized, controlled clinical trials in cardiovascular disease, infectious diseases, neurological disorders, oncologic therapies, and in disease prevention. She has participated in the design, conduct, interim monitoring, analysis, reporting and/or regulatory interpretation of these trials. She has served on a number of Data Monitoring Committees for NIH, the UK Medical Research Council, and the US Department of Veterans Affairs. Dr. Foulkes is a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), of the American Statistical Association (ASA), and of the Society for Clinical Trials.