Christopher Coffey


A portrait of Chris Coffey of the University of Iowa College of Public Health

Title(s): Professor, Director of the Clinical Trials Statistical Data Management Center
Department: Biostatistics
Office: N511 CPHB
Phone: (319) 384-4197

Dr. Coffey is a Professor of Biostatistics and Director of the Clinical Trials Statistical and Data Management Center (CTSDMC) in the University of Iowa College of Public Health. He received his Ph.D. in biostatistics from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 1999, and has over 15 years of experience providing data management and statistical support to large randomized clinical trials. He is the principal investigator of the Data Coordinating Centers for the NIH funded Network of Excellence in Neuroscience Clinical Trials (NeuroNEXT) and Childhood and Adolescent Migraine Prevention study (CHAMP); and the Statistics Core for the Michael J. Fox Foundation funded Parkinson’s Progression Markers Initiative (PPMI). Dr. Coffey is a Fellow of the Society for Clinical Trials, currently sits on the Board of Directors for the SCT, and serves on a number of data and safety monitoring boards. His research interests lie in the area of novel trial designs, particularly the use of adaptive designs.

Courses Taught

  • Clinical Trials
  • Applied Survival and Cohort Data Analysis

Research Interests

  • Linear Models
  • Power Analyses
  • Sample Size Re-Estimation
  • Adaptive Designs
  • Comparative Effectiveness Trials


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