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Bradley Efron

Bradley Efron, PhD

Max H. Stein Professor and Professor of Statistics and of Health Research and Policy
Stanford Health Policy Associate

Health Research and Policy
Sequoia 132
Stanford, California 94305-4065

(650) 723-2206 (voice)
(650) 725-8977 (fax)

Research Interests

areas of statistics and bio-statistics; development of the bootstrap technique; statistical methods in astrophysics


Professor Efron is a member of the National Academy of Sciences, president of the American Statistical Association, recipient of the MacArthur Prize, and winner of the Wilks Medal of the American Statistical Association. Professor Efron is renowned internationally for his pioneering work in computationally intensive statistical methods that substitute computer power for mathematical formulas, particularly the bootstrap method. The goal of this research is to extend statistical methodology in ways that make analysis more realistic and applicable for complicated problems. He consults actively in the application of statistical analyses to a wide array of health care evaluations.

Stanford Affiliations

Health Research and Policy

Other Affiliations

National Academy of Sciences American Statistical Association