Patricia Stephenson, Sc.D.

Associate Director, Biostatistics

Patricia Stephenson, Sc.D.

Associate Director, Biostatistics

Dr. Patricia Stephenson is a Harvard graduate with over 10 years of experience working in oncology, including working with researchers at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. Dr. Stephenson has served as the lead statistician for multiple oncology studies, including a Phase 1 study pivotal for an NDA submission for accelerated approval. As a result, she was involved in several submission activities including supporting the statistical preparation and review for the Summary of Clinical Efficacy (SCE) and Summary of Clinical Safety (SCS) as well as preparation for a FDA Advisory Committee Meeting.  Previously, Dr. Stephenson also served as the lead statistician for multiple Phase 1 and 2 studies in ovarian cancer, renal cell carcinoma, gastrointestinal stromal tumors, and non-small cell lung cancer.

Over the course of her career, she has led teams of data managers, statisticians, and programmers in providing biometrics support for many clinical studies and programs.  Dr. Stephenson has also served as an FSP statistician for clients directly working with clinicians and researchers to develop manuscripts, abstracts and presentations and providing guidance on study design.  Dr. Stephenson has experience with survival data techniques, PK analysis, and preparing reports for submission to the FDA.

Prior to joining Rho, Dr. Stephenson worked as a lead statistician at the Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group (ECOG) Coordinating Center at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute.  As a research fellow jointly at the Harvard School of Public Health and the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, she collaborated on several ECOG lung and breast cancer studies (Phases 2 and 3) resulting in the development of over 11 manuscripts.

Why Oncology?

“Oncology is a rapidly growing area with new therapies that present more challenges and a greater need for innovation in statistical approaches.”

What drives you at work?

“My work is centered around teamwork.  I’m driven by the opportunity to collaborate with team members who bring different ideas and perspectives to the work that we do based on their role, experiences, and backgrounds.”